DLA Piper again a global leader in Franchise law

Thanks to the recommendations of our clients and colleagues, we are proud to announce three important honors our Franchise and Distribution practice has received.

CHAMBERS GLOBAL: DLA PIPER IS "THE LEADING GLOBAL AUTHORITY"

Chambers & Partners has once again ranked DLA Piper in Tier One in Franchise Law. Chambers Global 2016 calls DLA Piper’s Franchise team the “leading global authority on franchising, with on-the-ground presence in an unrivalled number of jurisdictions.” Only DLA Piper is ranked in Chambers’ Band 1 worldwide for its franchise work.

In its comments, Chambers quotes clients who call the our lawyers “undoubtedly the kings of international franchising” and say of the firm that we are “the first and consistently the best.”

Chambers Global covers more than 190 countries and ranks lawyers and law firms on several factors and considerations. Chambers Global is published annually and is based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers.

FRANCHISE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR – 12 YEARS IN A ROW

On April 11, 2016, Who’s Who Legal named DLA Piper’s Franchise and Distribution group the Franchise Law Firm of the Year for the 12th consecutive year.

The group has received this accolade every year since the inception of the award.

Who’s Who Legal, a strategic research partner of the ABA Section of International Law, compiles its lists based on the findings of an independent six-month research process that encompasses feedback from private practitioners, clients and other experts.

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

We are also pleased to announce that U.S. News & World Report has recognized DLA Piper as the 2016 Law Firm of the Year in Franchise Law.

The newest edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” also ranks DLA Piper in its top tier for franchise law.

U.S. News & World Report Law Firm of the Year designations are based on law firms’ overall performance in a given practice area and represent a significant showing in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” research, which incorporates client and peer feedback into evaluations of more than 50,000 lawyers annually.

FRANCHISE TIMES: 14 DLA PIPER ATTORNEYS ARE LEGAL EAGLES

Franchise Times magazine has selected 14 lawyers from DLA Piper’s Franchise and Distribution practice as 2016 Legal Eagles.

The recognized lawyers include US Franchise and Distribution practice chair Rich Greenstein (Atlanta), partners Barry Heller, Bret Lowell, Tao Xu and associate Abhishek Dubé (all of Northern Virginia), partners Erik Wulff, Philip Zeidman and of counsel Alexander Tuneski (all of Washington, DC), partners Michael Brennan, Norman Leon, Stuart Hershman and of counsel Sandy Wall (all of Chicago), partner Susan Friedman (Toronto) and of counsel Karen Marchiano (Silicon Valley).

Each year, honorees are nominated by peers, clients and Franchise Times editorial board members as go-to lawyers and ethical problem solvers in the franchise community.