Greenberg Traurig’s Alan R. Greenfield, David W. Oppenheim, and Felicia Soler Recognized as Franchise 'Legal Eagles'

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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.

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.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Franchise & Distribution Practice

Greenberg Traurig attorneys have represented clients in establishing franchise and distribution operations in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. With franchise and distribution-focused transactional, litigation and intellectual property law experience, Greenberg Traurig’s franchise and distribution team has a thorough understanding of both the legal and business aspects of franchising and distribution. The team’s goal is to establish long-term client relationships defined by reliability, responsiveness, and trust. Greenberg Traurig’s diverse practice includes the representation of regional, national, and international franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers, and distributors in virtually every aspect of franchising and distribution, ranging from individual entrepreneurs to internationally recognized public companies.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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