Franchise • Registration and Renewal of US Franchises • Creation of Disclosure Documents • Area Development Agreements • Master Franchising and Sub-Franchising Agreements • Company Owned Flagship Stores • Company Owned Unit Development and Buy-Backs • Transfer and Sale of Franchises • Non-Compete Agreements • Franchisee Renewal Agreements • Advertising and Marketing Funds • Franchise Advisory Councils • Preferred Vendor Relationships •Brand Protection and Re-Branding
Tim Pickwell, JD, is a Certified Specialist, Franchise & Distribution Law, by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Over the course of a 25-year career, Tim has represented some of the biggest names in the franchise and restaurant industries, and also advised some of the smallest. He gained his initial franchise experience negotiating international license agreements as corporate counsel for 6,000 unit franchisor CENTURY 21® Real Estate (1988-1994). He then headed up the international franchise division of $2.2 billion revenue, publicly-traded JACK IN THE BOX® Restaurants (1995-2000) where he supervised international franchise marketing and operations. He also served as corporate counsel to the company's purchasing, IT and marketing departments. From 2000-02 Tim was general counsel of a Silicon Valley-based pre-IPO telecommunications start-up, and also represented several other start-up and telecommunication companies. More recently, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary (2002-05) to the $340 million revenue Coco's® and Carrows® restaurant chains, where, among other things, he supervised real estate, risk management, human resources, franchise sales and franchise operations. Since 2005, Mr. Pickwell has had a private law practice representing national and international restaurant and franchise clients, with an emphasis on franchise registration, disclosure and relationship issues.
Of Counsel, Symbus Law Group, 2013 - present.
Bar Memberships: California
Education: JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law; B.A. with honors, University of California, San Diego.