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Rachel V. Hillman

Franchise Lawyer

Rachel Hillman

Rachel V. Hillman, Esq. is a Franchise Attorney at The Internicola Law Firm, specializing in representing startup and established franchisors.

With a passion for franchise law and a dedication to her clients, Rachel plays a vital role in assisting businesses to navigate the complexities of the franchising industry.

Rachel's journey began at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a minor in Public Policy, earning the distinction of cum laude upon her graduation in 2018. Her passion for law led her to Charleston School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 2021.

During her time at Ramapo College, Rachel achieved membership in the prestigious National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, recognizing her academic excellence and commitment to the field. At Charleston School of Law, she further distinguished herself as Assistant Editor of the Maritime Law Bulletin (MALABU) and a valued member of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Society. Her expertise in sports law earned her the esteemed CALI Excellence Award.

Before joining The Internicola Law Firm in 2021, Rachel gained valuable experience as a law clerk intern at a prominent law firm in Daniel Island, South Carolina, while attending law school. Prior to that, she spent three years as a legal assistant at a respected New Jersey law firm while simultaneously completing her undergraduate studies at Ramapo College. Rachel's dedication to her career was evident during her college years when she completed a summer internship at the New Jersey Bergen County Courthouse.

Admitted to the New Jersey Bar in June 2022, Rachel has quickly become an integral part of The Internicola Law Firm's franchise practice. Her responsibilities encompass crafting meticulous franchise disclosure documents and providing guidance to clients on various compliance matters.

Rachel's approach to franchising is grounded in thoroughness and honesty. She is committed to being a strong advocate for her clients' businesses, treating their success as her own. Rachel's goal is to help clients develop effective strategies to foster the growth and prosperity of their brands in the franchising world.

Outside of her legal career, Rachel finds inspiration in a quote by Vince Lombardi, "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." This philosophy drives her determination to consistently deliver exceptional representation to her clients.

With her extensive education, professional accomplishments, and dedication to her clients' success, Rachel Hillman stands out as a valuable asset to The Internicola Law Firm's franchise team.


Undergraduate and Graduate

  • Charleston School of Law, J.D. - 2021

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A. Political Science and Public Policy – 2018

Bar Admission

  • New Jersey

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