NEW YORK – April 1, 2015 – Shareholders Alan R. Greenfield and David W. Oppenheim from the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, have been named two of the best franchise lawyers in the United States, according to Franchise Times. Their names are included in the publication’s April 2015 “Legal Eagles” list.
According to Franchise Times, “Legal Eagles” are nominated by leading franchisors and other lawyers who work in the franchise industry. Those listed were acknowledged for their attention to their clients and their clients’ businesses, as well as for possessing outstanding legal skills.
Greenfield, a shareholder in the firm’s Chicago and Miami offices, concentrates his practice on international and domestic franchising, licensing, and distribution transactions. He counsels franchisors and manufacturers on everyday compliance and other franchise or distributor-related issues, such as registration and disclosure matters, negotiating agreements, relationship termination laws, maintaining good franchisee/distributor relations, and resolving disputes with franchisees/distributors. Greenfield’s extensive international practice consists of counseling a broad range of clients in structuring international expansion programs and expanding their brands around the globe through various means, such as area development, master franchising, and multiunit licensing. Greenfield also handles mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated financing transactions involving franchise, license, or distribution networks.
Oppenheim, a shareholder in the firm’s New Jersey and New York offices, is a Chambers USA-ranked franchise attorney who has been named a Franchise Times “Legal Eagle” for the 10th consecutive year. He advises both emerging and mature companies with respect to planning, structuring, and implementing national and international franchise, distribution, and licensing programs. Oppenheim also handles franchise related mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated financing transactions on behalf of his clients. He also routinely counsels clients regarding complex franchise and distributor relationship issues and disputes.
Greenberg Traurig’s Franchise & Distribution Practice represents domestic and international mature and emerging franchisors, licensors, and distributors in all aspects of their businesses. With franchise and distribution-focused transactional, regulatory, M&A, and litigation experience, the team has a thorough understanding of the legal and business issues involving franchise, license, and distribution companies.