Six Quarles & Brady Attorneys Recognized in 2014 International Who’s Who Legal: Franchise08/19/14
MILWAUKEE, WI — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that partners David A. Beyer, John F. Dienelt, Steven M. Goldman, Scott McIntosh, Gerald C. Wells and Jeffrey H. Wolf have been named to The International Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2014 by Who’s Who Legal.
Beyer, Dienelt, Goldman, McIntosh, Wells and Wolf are among 400 lawyers in the world to receive this recognition. Who’s Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in several areas of business law around the world. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent surveys with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.
Beyer is the managing partner of the firm’s Tampa office. His practice concentrates on organizing and structuring franchise and other distribution programs, negotiating and preparing complex franchise, sub-franchise and distribution agreements, and representing franchisors and subfranchisors in compliance with franchise disclosure and registration laws. He also represents franchisors on technology-related issues, including website development, e-commerce, cybersquatting and channel conflict. Beyer has been listed as a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times magazine for several years and is a member of their Hall of Fame, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and Florida Super Lawyers® for Franchise Law consistently for several years. As a leader in the development of franchise law in Florida, he has served multiple terms as chairman of the Franchise Law Committee of The Florida Bar. Beyer earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Tulane University.
Dienelt practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a litigator with 30 years of trial and appellate experience, particularly in franchising, antitrust, intellectual property and other commercial cases. He concentrates on complex and enterprise-threatening litigation, including class actions. He has been listed as a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times magazine for several years, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® consistently since 2003 for Franchise Law, he was named a Best Lawyers® 2014 Washington, D.C. Franchise Law “Lawyer of the Year” and was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® list for Franchise/Dealership. He speaks regularly at programs on franchising and teaches franchise law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and at the University of Virginia Law School. He earned his law degree from Yale Law School, holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Goldman practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He has extensive domestic and international first-chair experience solving challenges for matters involving lodging, franchise, distribution, trademarks, antitrust and bankruptcy and receivership. Prior to returning to private practice with the firm, he spent most of the last 25 years as senior in-house counsel for several hotel franchisors where he handled many of the legal issues that these companies might encounter, from domestic and international brand launches, M&A, e-commerce, and complex emerging legal problems, to routine licensing transactions and terminations. He speaks and publishes regularly on hospitality and franchise law, and he has been the Chairman of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Goldman earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.
McIntosh practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He has a broad-based practice in franchising law, with significant experience in myriad business, litigation and regulatory issues that confront franchising companies. He has represented franchise clients in both state and federal litigation, including complex multiple party lawsuits. McIntosh also counsels clients on franchise relations, terminations, transfers and regulatory compliance. His experience includes preparation of franchise and license agreements, area development agreements, numerous collateral agreements and disclosure materials for domestic and international development. McIntosh is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Franchise Law and was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® list for Franchise/Dealership. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Wells practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice in franchising, licensing, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law. He has experience negotiating and drafting franchise and license agreements, asset purchase agreements and related commercial contracts, preparing domestic and international disclosure documents, counseling clients with respect to compliance with state and federal regulatory issues, and counseling franchisors regarding all aspects of the franchise relationship. He represents and advises businesses on a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, including corporate organization and compliance and negotiation and preparation of commercial, technology and employment contracts. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and as a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times magazine. Wells earned his J.D. from the College of William and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.
Wolf practices in the firm’s Phoenix office. For over 25 years he has regularly represented franchisors, manufacturers and marketers of products and services in a wide range of litigation matters, from termination-related disputes to more including class actions. He has extensive experience handling cases involving claims for breach of contract, employment disputes, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement, and he frequently speaks and publishes articles on related topics. Wolf has been listed as a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times magazine each year since 2004 and in The Best Lawyers in America® and Southwest Super Lawyers® each year since 2007, and was recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona in 2012 and 2013. He earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford.
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