CHICAGO – April 8, 2016 – Shareholders Alan R. Greenfield and David W. Oppenheim and Of Counsel Felicia Soler from the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been named three of the best franchise lawyers in the United States, according to Franchise Times. Their names are included in the publication’s April 2016 “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 U.S. franchising and distribution matters. He counsels a broad range of clients in expanding their brands internationally through various means, including master franchising and multi-unit licensing. He works with both mature and startup companies in structuring franchise programs and drafting franchise-related documents. He counsels franchisors and manufacturers on everyday compliance, including registration and disclosure matters, relationship termination laws, and resolving disputes. This is the third consecutive year Greenfield has been recognized as a “Legal Eagle.”
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 11th consecutive year. Last year, he was inducted into the Franchise Times Hall of Fame for making the Legal Eagles list 10 years in a row. Oppenheim 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. In addition, he routinely counsels clients regarding complex franchise and distributor relationship issues and disputes.
Soler, of counsel in the firm’s Westchester County office, concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of franchise, distribution, and licensing law and general corporate law. Soler advises emerging and mature companies with respect to planning, structuring, and implementing national and international franchise, distribution, and licensing programs; drafting franchise agreements, ancillary agreements, and franchise disclosure documents; securing registration of franchise offerings in the U.S. and abroad; implementing compliance programs and system-wide standards; and, advising regarding complex franchise relationship issues and disputes. This is the third consecutive year Soler has been recognized as a “Legal Eagle.”