In addition to general corporate legal services, we assist franchisors and franchisees to comply with state and Federal laws and regulations, including Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Franchise Rule.

For franchisors, we prepare Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOC), franchise agreements and ancillary agreements with franchisees, such as intellectual property licenses and restrictive agreements, and advise on disclosure and termination obligations.

For franchisees, we review the UFOC and negotiate the franchise and other agreements.

  • Represented a multi-national entity in all aspects of its business from financing to developing solar generation in India and other emerging markets.
  • Represented distribution utilities in scores of successful rate and regulatory proceedings in Massachusetts and New York and represented retail and wholesale customers and energy marketers in rate, regulatory and certification proceedings in numerous state commissions throughout the country.
  • Successfully handled the siting and/or financing of energy facilities throughout the northeastern United States, including traditional fossil-fueled generation, electric and gas transmission and distribution lines, and renewable generation, including eminent domain takings for interstate natural gas pipelines.
  • Represented sellers and buyers and borrowers and lenders in dozens of mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions, ranging from small players in regulated industries to transactions valued at more than $100,000,000.
Erica P. Bigelow Photo

Erica P. Bigelow

Of Counsel

James B. Heffernan Photo

James B. Heffernan

Shareholder; Commercial Real Estate Co-Chair

Scott A. Stokes Photo

Scott A. Stokes

Managing Director; Shareholder; Business, Corporate and Securities Group Chair; Investment Management and Private Funds Group Co-Chair

Robert P. Tedesco Photo

Robert P. Tedesco

Managing Director; Shareholder