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Quarles & Brady’s Phoenix Franchise Law Practice Receives First-Tier “Best Law Firms” Ranking Nationally and Locally

PHOENIX, ARIZ. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that its Franchise Law Practice in the Phoenix Office has been named first-tier in the "Best Law Firms" rankings by Best Lawyers and U.S. News Media Group.

Other firms are ranked in the Best Lawyers top tier for franchise law in Arizona or nationally (but not in Arizona). Quarles is the only Best Lawyers Tier 1 firm in both the state and the nation.

Quarles & Brady's Franchise Law practice in Phoenix, which is comprised of five attorneys, assists both start-up and established franchisors with the development of creative and cost-effective solutions to grow and protect their businesses.

"This recognition reflects our firm's deep-rooted experience in the area of franchise law as well as its demonstrated commitment to client service in this niche practice over a long period of time," said Jeffrey Wolf, a partner in Quarles & Brady's Phoenix office and core member of the firm's national franchise industry team.

Nationally, Quarles & Brady offers a full range of franchise related legal services, including the formation and structuring of franchise systems, protection of trademarks, ensuring compliance with federal and state registration and disclosure requirements and representation in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

"Our local office is proud to be recognized as the only first-tier Franchise Law Practice in both Phoenix and nationally," said Jon Pettibone, Managing Partner of Quarles & Brady's Phoenix Office. "We are dedicated to helping clients locally and nationally achieve their goals in complex franchise transactions and litigation and other areas of business law."

Quarles & Brady is now ranked first-tier in 83 practice areas, including for Franchise Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants and Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions. In addition to the Franchise Law Practice recognition, the Phoenix office was also noted for the following "Best Law Firms" rankings:

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Information Technology Law
Labor Law - Management
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law

Best Lawyers partnered with U.S. News Media Group for its third year in a row to establish the 2013 "Best Law Firms". The rankings feature law firms who are given consistent impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms were ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas.

About the U.S. News Media Group
The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine,, and Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group's signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans and more.

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over thirty years, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world's major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at, and on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.