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Pickwell Law represents restaurant, franchise and retail companies

  • We work with start-up franchisors, and draft and register franchise agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents.
  • We advise franchisor clients on all aspects of franchising (sales, advertising, co-ops, terminations, renewals).
  • We draft and review purchasing and distribution agreements.
  • The firm serves as de facto General Counsel to companies with revenues from $2 million to $200 million.

Pickwell Law

Over the course of a 28 year career, Tim Pickwell has represented some of the biggest names in the franchise and restaurant industry—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 franchise marketing and operations. He also served as corporate counsel to the company’s purchasing, IT and marketing departments. From 2000-02 Mr.Pickwell was general counsel of a Silicon Valley-based pre-IPO telecommunications start-up, and also represented several other start-up and telecommunication companies. Read more


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Tim Pickwell
Certified Specialist
Franchise & Distribution Law
State Bar of California
Board of Legal Specialization
Pickwell Law Group
Hacienda Del Mar
12625 High Bluff Drive, Suite 108 B
San Diego, CA 92130

O: (858) 793-1094

F: (858) 793-1096