Elizabeth D. Sigety, Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP
As an attorney practicing finance and franchise law in Pennsylvania and New York including a strong presence in the New York City, Philadelphia and Bucks County regions, Liz focuses on a wide variety of corporate, venture finance, franchising, licensing and distribution matters. For 25 years, Liz has been a trusted adviser to clients, including startup companies and entrepreneurs, handling business and financial transactions such as venture capital and angel financing, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, securities, private placements, franchise regulatory matters and franchise agreements.
She is co-chair of the firm’s Franchising & Distribution Group, a co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice Group, and serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the firmwide Women’s Initiative and is a member of the firm’s Finance Committee.
Liz acts as general counsel for numerous emerging and middle-market businesses, including franchise, life science and technology companies, overseeing and coordinating their finance and regulatory matters. She is also a member of the firm’s Corporate Securities Practice Group.
Liz is very active with the International Franchise Association (IFA), the leading organization for the franchise industry. She has been recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the IFA and has been appointed and serves on the Women’s Franchise Committee of the IFA. In addition, she has co-founded and served as Co-chair of the IFA’s Philadelphia Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network. Finally, she formerly served on the committee that is formulating an educational course for professional athletes who want to start a franchised business through her service on the Certified Athlete Franchise Committee of the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI), a partner organization of the IFA.
Liz is managing director and Co-founder of Delaware Crossing Investor Group, an angel investors network headquartered in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She has served as a a judge or moderator in many pitching competitions including: “Pitching Across America”, “Sharkette Tank”, Angle Venture Fair and others.