Eric M. Sigman

Related Practices

Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Awards & Recognition

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012 and 2016

Eric M. Sigman

Partner

Eric Sigman focuses his practice in business law, with a particular concentration on franchise law, guiding clients through corporate formation, capitalization, succession planning, commercial leasing, and mergers and acquisitions. Clients rely upon Eric’s strong organizational and problem solving skills that make his transactional work stand out.

In his franchise practice, Eric handles franchise agreement negotiations, franchise disclosure document analysis and review, commercial real estate, retail leasing, corporate formation and any related business counseling. His clients look to his wide range of experience helping to establish retail franchises across the country.

In his business law practice, Eric counsels clients with mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock purchases, buy-sell agreements, corporate formation, partnership agreements and other general corporate matters.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Suffolk University School of Law. While at the University of Vermont, Eric was an award-winning, Division 1 soccer player.

Representative Experience

  • Works with entrepreneurs to establish ownership in retail franchises of all sizes and styles.
  • Helped client to establish a chain of six frozen yogurt storefronts across Massachusetts. Helped client with all aspects of purchasing the chain, negotiating the franchise agreements, established corporate structure, employment and real estate matters.
  • Represent businesses in corporate formation, partnership agreements and general day-to-day legal needs of establishing a successful business.
  • Advise clients in mergers and acquisitions, stock purchases and other buy/sell arrangements.
  • Handling commercial real estate leasing for clients in the retail and office industries.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Contract Drafting and Negotiation,” MCLE, November 2016
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Partnership Agreements,” November 2016
  • “Cost Conscious Tax and HR Strategies for Employing Foreign Workers,” International Business Series, October 2016
  • “International Trade Compliance,” International Business Series, September 2016
  • “Business Entity Selection,” Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Bootcamp, June 2016
  • “Franchise Law for Business Brokers,” New England Business Broker’s Association, April 2016
  • “Advice for Family Businesses,” Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Bootcamp, January 2016
  • “Franchise Law for Franchisees,” January 2016
  • “Foreign Companies Establishing US Branches,” International Business Series, January 2016
  • “Franchise Law Basics,” Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise Show, 2007-2010

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts
  • ProVisors
  • New England 500 Club
  • New England Franchise Association
  • Real Estate Bar Association