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Three Quarles & Brady Attorneys Recognized in 2012 International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that partners David A. Beyer, John F. Dienelt and Jeffrey H. Wolf were named to The International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers 2012 by Who's Who Legal.

Beyer, Dienelt and Wolf are among 415 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. All three partners were also named 2012 Legal Eagles by Franchise Times magazine earlier this year.

Beyer is the Office 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 web site development, e-commerce, cybersquatting and channel conflict. Beyer has also 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 master's and bachelor's degrees from Tulane University.

Dienelt is the Office Managing Partner of 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 also represented private parties in disputes with the deferral government before courts and administrative agencies. Dienelt is the former chair of the ABA Forum on Franchising, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® consistently since 2003 in Franchise Law, and has been recognized for his pro bono activities by the D.C. Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. Dienelt is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown and Virginia law schools, where he teaches franchise law. 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 an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

Wolf practices in the firm's Phoenix office. His national litigation practice focuses on representing franchisors in complex cases, including the defense of class actions. For over 20 years, Wolf has handled a variety of franchise litigation cases involving termination, transfers, rights of first refusal, the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, trade secrets, trademark infringement, franchisee associations, and unfair competition. In 2011, Wolf was selected as an Arizona's Finest Lawyer, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and in Southwest Super Lawyers® each year since 2007, and in 2012 Southwest Super Lawyers® named him as one of the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona. Wolf earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his undergraduate degree from the University of Hartford.

About Who's Who Legal
Since 1996 Who's Who Legal, published by Law Business Research Ltd., has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. In total, this site features over 10,000 of the World's leading private practice lawyers from over 100 national jurisdictions. It is impossible to buy entry into this publication.

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.

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