Franc Del Fosse

Of Counsel
Tel 602.798.5456
Fax 602.798.5595

Franc Del Fosse has advised companies on transactional and business matters for nearly 20 years and has significant experience representing public and private companies in complex securities transactions, financings, and merger and acquisition deals. He also has a wide-ranging project finance practice related to advising developers, lenders, investors, and other parties in project development, including energy projects.

Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Franc served in-house as the general counsel of a publicly traded, Phoenix-based specialty pharmaceutical company. Previously, he was a partner at a prominent law firm headquartered in Arizona, where he founded and led the firm's renewable energy industry group. Franc began his legal career in the Silicon Valley office of an international law firm.

Representative Matters

Franc has counseled clients in:

  • NASDAQ and NYSE rules and regulations, shareholder proposals and corporate watchdog engagements), antitakeover postures and annual meeting matters, executive agreements, and compensation issues
  • Initial public offerings, debt offerings, stock repurchase programs and tender offers, private investment in public equity transactions, and venture capital financings
  • General contractual negotiations—including licensing transactions, employment agreements, engagement letters, leases, credit facilities and other lending documents, manufacturing and distribution agreements, joint venture and other partnership agreements, and clinical trial agreements
  • Strategic partnerships, distribution agreements, and exclusive licensing arrangements

Recognitions & Accomplishments

Arizona Corporate Counsel, IP Attorney Award, 2015

Arizona Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2013


Co-author, "Payroll Protection Program May Provide Relief to Eligible Small Businesses – If You Can Navigate the Workforce Issues," Ballard Spahr alert, April 13, 2020

Co-author, "SEC Proposes to Modernize, Improve, and Simplify Disclosure Framework Under Regulation S-K," Ballard Spahr briefing, August 15, 2019

Community Activities

Arizona Governor's Solar Energy Task Force, Member, 2011-2013

East Valley Partnership, Former Member

Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Former Member

Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Former Member

Columbia University School of Law (J.D. 2001)

Arizona State University (B.A. 1998)