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NATIONAL PRACTICE FIRMS
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Zarco Einhorn Salkowski P.A.Zarco Einhorn Salkowski P.A. Contact: Robert Zarco
The nationally well-known law firm of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski P.A. is proven for over 30 years in providing franchisees and franchisee associations representation in resolving complex commercial disputes and business litigation, and providing solutions in matters of general business law. As trial lawyers, we’ve helped our business-owner clients level the playing field against their larger commercial adversaries, in David vs. Goliath cases, by providing an aggressive and affordable key to the courthouse when necessary. We also help clients with critical negotiations to help their businesses succeed by providing the experience and leverage necessary in establishing a healthy, well-balanced relationship with franchisors and other major stakeholders. Zarco Law prides itself in providing clients access to high caliber legal representation via affordable, creative contingent and hybrid fee arrangements.
The firm is considered one of the top franchise law firms in the United States, awarded “Best Law Firms” National Tier 1 Ranking in U.S. News & World Report by Best Lawyers of America ©. Our firm’s senior partners, Robert Zarco, Robert Einhorn, Robert Salkowski, and team of attorneys are also frequent recipients of various prestigious legal industry awards. Our powerhouse team of attorneys include former economists, bankers and accountants to handle the toughest cases and find creative solutions. We serve clients throughout the United States and internationally from our office in Miami, Florida.
Robert Zarco, founding partner of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A., has built a reputation of success and changing lives for small business owners for over 35 years by passionately protecting the legal rights and interests of franchisees and other underdog commercial business clients nationwide and internationally. Zarco is known as a creative, solution-oriented negotiator, and aggressive Trial Lawyer, handling complex business transactions, disputes and litigation in Federal and State Courts nationwide, including arbitration and mediation.…
One Biscayne Tower 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 34th Floor Miami Florida 33131
Lives and Breathes Franchising—from the FRANCHISEES perspective!
You are nimble, creative, and the very definition of an American success story. Your singular focus is, and should be, running your business.
Our singular focus is representing franchisees in every facet of their relationships with their franchisors. For almost 20 years, Dady & Gardner, P.A. has done nothing else. Because of this laser-like focus, and our extraordinary commitment to excellence, the lawyers at Dady & Gardner, P.A. have been ranked as the top franchisee lawyers in America by every publication that does such a ranking, including Chambers USA, which ranks our named partners, J. Michael Dady and Ronald K. Gardner, as two of the three highest rated franchisee lawyers in America. This type of recognition comes from the ten dedicated lawyers at Dady & Gardner having more than 120 years of combined experience in doing nothing but representing franchisees.
The franchisors that you deal with rely on the advice of lawyers who know and understand franchising. In your relationships with your franchisors, shouldn’t you be doing the same? As a franchise operator who has invested so much, your risks are simply too high to be doing anything less.
Whether you are contemplating expansion, contraction, succession issues, or are faced with an immediate and unexpected challenge with respect to the conduct of your franchisor, let Dady & Gardner put their knowledge to work for you.
We urge you to contact us for our complimentary report “Top Ten Things That a Franchisee Should look for in a Franchise Agreement.”
For more information, contact us at 612-359-9000 or visit our website at http://www.dadygardner.com.
BPAC has been providing automation solutions for over 25 years that free up employee time and increase accuracy and compliance while giving you almost instant access to your business documents. We focus on helping companies of all sizes in all industries to find solutions to improve business processes, including providing integrated products and automation tools specializing in the capture, storage, management, and distribution of business-critical information.
5100 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis MN 55402
Einbinder & Dunn, LLPEinbinder & Dunn, LLP Contact: Michael Einbinder
Einbinder & Dunn, LLP represents franchisee clients nationwide in state and federal courts and in arbitration and/or mediation. The firm has represented franchisees in matters such as fraud claims concerning earnings misrepresentations, claims relating to franchisor misappropriation of advertising and rebate funds and claims based on the breaches of franchise agreements (i.e., encroachment disputes, termination issues and franchisor’s approval of sales of franchised businesses).The firm also represents franchisee clients in disputes relating to non-compete agreements and other post-termination matters.
The firm represents franchisee clients in all matters relating to business transactions involving the development, acquisition and sale of franchises from franchisors as well as from existing franchisees including the review and negotiation of franchise agreements, lease negotiation and negotiation of territorial development agreements. The firm also advises clients in the negotiation of renewals of existing franchise agreements. In addition, the firm counsels franchisee clients in the structuring of their businesses.
Einbinder & Dunn, LLP represents franchisees in the formation of franchisee associations and has represented associations in system-wide negotiations and dispute resolution with franchisors.
104 West 40th Street New York NY 10018
Garner & Ginsburg, P.A.Garner & Ginsburg, P.A. Contact: W. Michael Garner
W. Michael Garner is one of the country’s leading trial lawyers for franchisees and dealers in their disputes with their franchisors and suppliers. He has stopped terminations and non-renewals; won damage awards in the hundreds of millions of dollars; helped folks get out of their franchises; and advised groups and associations of franchisees. He is also the author of the leading legal treatise on franchise law, and former editor of the ABA’s Franchise Law Journal.
222 South Ninth Street Suite 2930 Minneapolis MN 55402
International and American Franchise ,Business Attorney.
Opportunity for Growth.
A Full Range of Legal Services.
Skilled Representation for International Franchise Opportunities.
Contact an Experienced Franchise Lawyer.
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 440 Washington DC 20015
myHRcounsel®myHRcounsel® Contact: Mark Young
Most human resources services come with disclaimers — like “better run it by a lawyer first” — and high price tags. myHRcounsel solves both problems, giving you 24/7 access to experienced attorneys for a low, fixed monthly rate, and no- legal disclaimers.
Traditional law firms chase billable hours, so you can expect to be charged for every call, email, and research hour, in addition to more substantive transactional work, like document drafting. With average hourly rates in the $200-$500 range, legal fees can quickly escalate. Your business deserves access to experienced attorneys without breaking the bank. Our flat, monthly fee allows you to work legal advice into your annual budget. We provide unlimited HR and employment law advice starting at just $99 a month, making legal compliance attainable for all clients, especially those in the Franchise industry.
AAFD members can now purchase the program ASK HR™ for a special discounted price of $99 per franchisee unit (reg. $1.99 per employee per month, minimum $149 per company/unit per month). Subscribing to ASK HR gives franchisees the ability to proactively become legally compliant and stay compliant without running up huge legal bills! myHRcounsel also provides real property lease reviews for a flat $2,000 and also provides unlimited HR and corporate law (including reviews of vendor and client agreements, for just $249 per franchisee unit.
2 Carlson Parkway N., Suite 430 Plymouth MN 55447
Rosen Karol Salis, PLLCRosen Karol Salis, PLLC Contact: Richard L. Rosen
The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC and its predecessors, have been engaged in the practice of franchise law since 1969. We have been actively involved in representing franchising clients regarding the negotiation of franchise agreements, the analysis of franchise opportunities, litigation (on both federal and state court levels), arbitration of franchisor/franchisee disputes, and corporate and real estate matters pertaining to franchised businesses.
Our franchising practice includes the preparation and review of UFOC documents, the registration of franchising entities under applicable state law, as well as the formation and representation of franchise associations and other franchisee operating entities. Our firm brings experience and insight as well as an aggressive approach, when required, to the representation of clients in franchising matters. The RIchard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC also maintains an active practice in transactional work involving real estate and corporate matters.
Our litigation practice encompasses many areas of law, including general commercial, contact, real estate, and corporate matters. The firm also provides sophisticated trust and estate and asset protection counseling on behalf of its individual clients.
Richard L. Rosen, the founder of The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC, has been actively engaged in the practice of franchise law in New York City for over 40 years, during which time he has represented countless franchisors and franchisees, both as counsel and as a business adviser. Mr. Rosen has been engaged in virtually all aspects of franchising during his career. …
110 E. 59th Street 23rd Floor New York NY 10022
Cohen, LLCCohen, LLC Contact: Gary Tucker
We began as one of Denver’s premier litigation boutique law firms in the mid 1980’s and continue today to represent businesses with specialization in franchises and individuals before State and Federal Courts in commercial disputes all over the United States. Our lead trial attorney is Chambers ranked in commercial litigation and has participated in over 200 state and federal trials over his 35-year career. We have an experienced, battle tested, litigation support staff. Our associates have served on the editorial boards of their law school’s Law Review and deliver incisive legal research and persuasive, well-wrilten memorandum briefs.
1600 Broadway Suite 1660 Denver CO 80202
Fortman Spann, LLCFortman Spann, LLC Contact: Jonathan E. Fortman
Fortman Law is experienced in franchise law, focuses on representing the rights of franchisees, and is reasonably priced in order for franchisees to afford high quality legal representation. We represent franchise clients all over the United States in various State Courts, Federal Courts, arbitrations, and mediations. We have pursued (and won) cases that other attorneys turned away. We possess the skills and experience necessary to represent franchisees in a variety of business considerations and disputes.
I love the practice of law and thrive on providing clients with real practical advice and strategic solutions.” – KMS. Kelly is married to her husband Todd and is the proud mom of Kyle, 18, Kinley, 11, and Kane, 6. She began working for Jon in 2004 as his legal assistant and paralegal. She graduated from Western Governors University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in business management. …
250 St. Catherine Street Florissant MO 63031
Franchise Legal SupportFranchise Legal Support Contact: David Scott Levaton
Franchise Legal Support is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services for franchisees throughout the United States. We can help you through the process of buying a franchise, reviewing lease agreements, or negotiating a resolution to concerns you have with your franchisor. Retain us to take care of the legal issues and resolve conflicts so you can focus on increasing the profitability and long-term viability of your business.
30700 Russell Ranch Road Suite 250 Westlake Village CA 91362
Howard & Howard PLLCHoward & Howard PLLC Contact: Matthew J. Kreutzer
3800 Howard Hughes Pkwy Ste. 1000 Las Vegas NV 89169
Johnston Clem Gifford PLLCJohnston Clem Gifford PLLC Contact: Robert Gifford
Robert Gifford focuses his practice on complex business litigation and handles some of the most complicated cases for large financial institutions. Robert originally trained in the trial and appellate bureaus of the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office under Robert Morgenthau. Since then, he has represented a wide variety of business litigants—often as plaintiffs themselves—and obtained numerous significant favorable verdicts and settlements. Robert’s clients have included everything from Fortune 50 companies to small partnerships.
Robert Gifford focuses his practice on complex business litigation and handles some of the most complicated cases for large financial institutions. Robert originally trained in the trial and appellate bureaus of the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office under Robert Morgenthau. Since then, he has represented a wide variety of business litigants—often as plaintiffs themselves—and obtained numerous significant favorable verdicts and settlements.…
1717 Main Street Suite 3000 Dallas Texas 75201
Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLPLagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP Contact: Bryan Dillon
1629 5th Ave San Rafael California 94901
Mullin, P.C.Mullin, P.C. Contact: Cheryl Mullin
Mullin, P.C. is a Dallas-based full-service commercial law firm representing clients in Texas, the U.S., and internationally. Our firm brings together an exceptionally talented group of attorneys with focused experience and knowledge in franchising, trademark and intellectual property protection, and all aspects of business law. When you work with us, you gain access to the minds of all of our attorneys and their specific knowledge base, providing comprehensive understanding and insight to your needs.
We take pride in bringing this unique blend of expansive fields of legal knowledge and experience to you in a boutique firm setting where you will get the approachable and personalized service that is customized to you. We do this with predictable fee arrangements and a desire to build the kind of strong client relationships that can last a lifetime.
Mullin, P.C. is also proud to showcase the fact that our founding attorney, Cheryl Mullin, has been consistently recognized by Texas Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. She has also been recognized by “D” Magazine as one of Dallas’s best lawyers and as a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times magazine. Attorney Mullinhas also garnered the top rating by legal industry organization Martindale Hubbell® which is AV-Preeminent®. This rating is done through peer reviews by other attorneys and judges and reflects the highest standards of professional excellence in a given field.
Erica counsels and assists commercial clients in developing new franchise programs, protecting their intellectual property, complying with franchise laws and regulations, and resolving franchise relationship disputes. She also assists individuals evaluate franchise opportunities and assists them with business formation and ownership structuring. Erica also has a thriving real estate practice and frequently represents clients in commercial lease and purchase transactions.…
Cheryl Mullin is the founding partner of Mullin, PC. Her practice focuses on assisting commercial clients to achieve their growth objectives through franchising, joint ventures, acquisition, and private investment. She also provides intellectual property protection services to small and mid-size enterprises, business transition planning services for closely-held businesses, and commercial litigation support on business issues.
Cheryl earned her J.D.…
2425 N. Central Expressway Suite 200 Richardson Texas 75080
Power Law, P.C.Power Law, P.C. Contact: Stacie Power
1058 Mangrove Avenue Chico CA 95926 United States