Lizl’s practice primarily focuses on business transactions in the franchise context, particularly on state registration and regulatory compliance. Particularly, Lizl regularly drafts franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, letters to franchisees and opposing counsel, and their respective ancillary documents. Lizl also advises clients on internal franchise system legal issues with some of their strategic decisions, including but not limited to, transfers, default and termination, and other corporate transactions. Most recently, Lizl assisted in venture capital purchase transactions of franchisors that conduct businesses here in the United States and abroad.
Prior to joining Fisher Zucker, Lizl worked as an attorney for Nixon Peabody first in their commercial litigation group and eventually the corporate franchise team. While in law school, she worked for Allstate Insurance Company, where she was a Senior Financial Analyst. While at Allstate, she focused her practice on advising senior management with feasible recommendations after analyzing, quantifying, and interpreting key emerging trends that impacted financial results.
Education
Lizl received her J.D., magna cum laude and with a Certificate of Business Law from DePaul University College of Law. While at DePaul, she was also the Business Manager and an Associate Editor for the DePaul Law Review. As part of her law school internship, Lizl worked for Philippine law firms Sycip Law and Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso. Lizl earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines.
Admissions
Lizl is admitted to practice in Illinois, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania
Memberships
National Filipino American Lawyers Association
Filipino American Lawyers Association – New York