Eric Sigman is a Shareholder in RIW’s Corporate & Business Department, Franchise Law, and Hospitality Practice Groups.

Eric focuses his corporate practice primarily on counseling clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, asset and stock purchases, buy-sell agreements, corporate formation, partnership agreements, commercial lease review and negotiation, contract drafting and review and other general corporate matters.

Eric’s Franchise law practice includes representing multi-unit franchisees, areas developers and franchisors in connection with franchise agreement negotiations, franchise disclosure document drafting, analysis and review, commercial real estate, retail leasing, corporate formation and any related business counseling.

Eric can also draw upon the expertise of other relevant RIW practice groups as needed, to provide a full range of effective and efficient client service.

Previously, Eric was the founding partner and owner of Sigman Law Office, P.C. which focused on real estate, franchise law and business law matters. He is an active member in the USA 500 Clubs networking organization and a member of the board of directors of the New England Business Broker’s Association. Eric is a regular presenter on a variety of corporate topics at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Boston Bar Association.

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • USA 500 Clubs
  • Boston Bar Association
  • New England Business Broker’s Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized by Boston Magazine as a Top Lawyer (Corporate Counsel) in the list of the Best Lawyers in Massachusetts (2022)
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2012, 2016, 2017

Podcast: Transaction Talk


Business broker Jennifer Fox and attorney Eric Sigman team up to provide a 360-degree view of the current Boston business for-sale market. From buying and selling to franchising and everything in between, Transaction Talk breaks down the deal process from a business, brokerage, and legal perspective. A resource for business owners, buyers and entrepreneurs, Transaction Talk offers interviews and real-life deal experiences from industry experts and key transaction players.

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Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Vermont

J.D. from Suffolk University

Bar & Court Admission


Talks & Publications

  • Three Considerations When Franchising Your Business (June, 2023)
  • “Contract Drafting and Negotiation,” Boston Bar Association (March, 2018)
  • “Contract Review, Negotiation & Analysis,” MCLE (November 2016 & 2017)
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Partnership Agreements” (November 2016)
  • “Cost Conscious Tax and HR Strategies for Employing Foreign Workers,” International Business Series (October 2016)
  • Franchise Law for Business Brokers (April, 2015 and October 2016)


Represented MPZ Holdings in negotiating its development agreement with the franchisor as well as multiple acquisitions and lease negotiations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. 

Represented an investor group in connection with the development of 24 units of a med spa franchise including corporate structuring, commercial lease review and negotiation, and financing. 

Represented Knight Chiropractic Holdings in connection with the acquisition and development of a multi-unit chiropractic franchise in Texas and Florida including entity structuring, capitalization, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Represented an investor group in connection with the acquisition of several units of a franchise in the cosmetic industry. 

Represented the seller of a logistics company in an M&A transaction. 

 Represented an area developer in the acquisition of the rights to develop a health and wellness franchised business including in connection with the negotiation of the area development agreement, the acquisition of one location, and the negotiation of leases for additional locations. 

 Represented a group of employees in the acquisition of stock from their employer in connection with a plan to transition the company to the employee group including the drafting and negotiation of purchase agreements, employment agreements, and financing documents. 

Represented a defense contractor in connection with the sale of all of the stock of the company to a competitor. 

Represented a consulting firm in the healthcare industry in connection with the sale of the firm to a large national private equity group. 

Represented a solar company in connection with the sale of its business to a publicly traded company. 

Represented a franchisor in connection with the development of its Franchise Disclosure Document and the sale of its first several locations.