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Year founded: 1992
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Overview

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Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A. are Complex Commercial Litigation & Business Trial Lawyers with National Leadership in Franchise Law. Known as Creative Problem-Solvers, and Aggressive Trial Lawyers when necessary, in Complex Business Disputes, including Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and Transactions. We offer full-service Commercial and Business law services that protect and enforce the rights of franchisees, franchise associations, dealers, licensees, distributors, and other commercial business clients. Our attorneys have been at the forefront of important legal and operational issues and precedent-setting cases in both U.S. federal and state courts. These issues frequently arise in the context of ongoing relationships and include:

  • Breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Encroachment/cannibalization
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud in the inducement, Fraudulent concealment, and other types of Fraud
  • FDD disclosure violations
  • Wrongful termination Claims for liquidated damages
  • Failure to renew
  • Unreasonable conditions of renewal
  • Unreasonable system-wide changes
  • Issues related to supply chain sourcing and pricing
  • Forward-Thinking Legal Guidance

Our attorneys include former economists, bankers and accountants, allowing us to look beyond the legal issues to craft solutions that are practical, expeditious, creative, and highly beneficial to our clients. We also offer to our clients aggressive and highly professional legal representation in all forms of complex commercial law and dispute resolution, including litigation, mediation, and arbitration in both state and U.S. federal courts. We also have significant experience in related areas, including large and complex:

  • Commercial Real estate litigation
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • C-Suite Employment and Insurance litigation
  • Disputes and Transactions relating to franchising, corporate and general business law

We are able to assist you in incorporating your business, and in reviewing and negotiating ancillary agreements, including leases, purchase and sale agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements and personal guarantees, FDD's and more.

A GLOBAL REACH:

Our attorneys have represented franchisees, franchisee associations, dealers, licensees and distributors from over 500 different systems throughout most of the United States, and as far away as Australia, South America, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. In the representation of our clients, we are very mindful of and sensitive to the significant costs and expenses that often prevent franchisees, dealers, licensee and distributors from enforcing and protecting their legal rights. Because of our boutique size, efficiency and focus, we are often able to avoid the burdensome hourly fee structure that typically defines the attorney-client relationship, and instead, can design customized affordable alternative fee arrangements unique to each particular case, which may include, in many instances, results-oriented partial contingency fees. Such financial arrangements serve to align the interests of the clients and allow us to achieve the most expeditious and beneficial result possible in each case.

A HISTORY OF IMPORTANT CLIENTS:

Our past and present clients include franchisees in disputes against major franchise systems in the hotel, restaurant, vehicle dealership and service industries. Hotels we have represented include Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Best Western, Ramada and Quality Inn. Restaurants we have represented include McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Arby’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Tony Roma’s, Miami Subs, Pizza Hut, Johnny Rockets, T.C.B.Y., Haagen Dazs, Checkers, Rally’s, TGI Friday’s, Hard Rock Café, Fat Tuesdays, Little Caesars’, Jack-in-the-Box, Denny’s, Bonanza, Manhattan Bagel, Subway, Blimpie, Schlotzsky’s, Corner Bakery, Moe’s Southwest Grille, Coldstone Creamery, Smoothie King, Steak & Shake, Carl’s Jr., Papa John’s, Golden Corral, Naked Pizza, Papa Murphy’s, Domino’s, Fuddruckers, El Pollo Loco,Red Brick Pizza, and many more. Other companies we have represented include 7-Eleven, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Harley Davidson, Decorating Den, Oil Express, Camp Bow Wow, Carvel, Chevron, Hair Club for Men, Payless Car Rental, Remax, Sotheby’s, Tutor Time, Wolfgang Puck and ServPro.Our firm has also represented Franchisee Associations such as Jack in the Box, Johnny Rockets, Little Caesars, 7-Eleven, T.C.B.Y., Wood You Furniture, Roto-Rooter and Papa John’s.

Rankings

Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A. is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Franchise Law

Metro Rankings

Miami, FL
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Franchise Law

About Our Clients

Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A. represents franchisees from over 500 brands in more than 40 states and 20 countries on disputes against major franchise systems in the hotel, restaurant, dealership, hospitality and other service industries. Past and present clients include franchisees of Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Best Western, Ramada, Quality Inn, Planet Fitness, Harley Davidson, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Wendy’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Arby’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Tony Roma’s, Miami Subs, Pizza Hut, Johnny Rockets, T.C.B.Y., Haagen Dazs, Checkers, Rally’s, TGI Friday’s, Hard Rock Café, Fat Tuesdays, Little Caesars’, Jack-in-the- Box, Denny’s, Bonanza, Manhattan Bagel, Subway, Blimpie, Schlotzsky’s, 7-Eleven, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Decorating Den, Oil Express, Corner Bakery, Moe’s Southwest Grille, Coldstone Creamery, Carl’s Jr., Camp Bow Wow, Carvel, Chevron, Hair Club for Men, Domino’s, Papa John’s. Golden Corral, Naked Pizza, Papa Murphy’s, Red Brick Pizza, Payless Car Rental, Remax, Sotheby’s, Smoothie King, Steak & Shake, Tutor Time, Wolfgang Puck and ServPro, among many others.

The Firm has also represented Franchisee Associations including 7-Eleven, TCBY, Johnny Rockets, Little Caesars, Wood You Furniture, Roto-Rooter, Papa John’s, Massage Envy, Edible Arrangements, among many other businesses and real estate owners involving complex commercial business disputes and transactions.

Select Clients

  • Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Decorating Den, Oil Express, Corner Bakery, Moe’s Southwest Grille, Coldstone Creamery, Carl’s Jr., Camp Bow Wow, Carvel, Chevron, Hair Club for Men, Domino’s, Papa John’s. Golden Corral, Naked Pizza, Papa Murphy’s, Red Brick Pizza...
  • Franchisee Associations including 7-Eleven, TCBY, Johnny Rockets, Little Caesars, Wood You Furniture, Roto-Rooter, Papa John’s, Massage Envy, Edible Arrangements, & other businesses & real estate owners involving complex commercial business disputes.
  • Past and present clients include franchisees of Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Best Western, Ramada, Quality Inn, Planet Fitness, Harley Davidson, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Wendy’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Arby’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken...
  • Payless Car Rental, Remax, Sotheby’s, Smoothie King, Steak & Shake, Tutor Time, Wolfgang Puck and ServPro, among many others.
  • Tony Roma’s, Miami Subs, Pizza Hut, Johnny Rockets, T.C.B.Y., Haagen Dazs, Checkers, Rally’s, TGI Friday’s, Hard Rock Café, Fat Tuesdays, Little Caesars’, Jack-in-the- Box, Denny’s, Bonanza, Manhattan Bagel, Subway, Blimpie, Schlotzsky’s, 7-Eleven...

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Commercial Litigation
Zarco Einhorn Salkowski is an outstanding law firm. Robert Salkowski has represented us successfully in various matters over the past 10 years. We would highly recommend this firm.
Steven Neiger – Sky Organics
Commercial Litigation
Always responsive to issues. Very professional and highly knowledgeable in many areas of the law. Zarco Einhorn Salkowski won many cases for me through out of court settlements.
Commercial Litigation
Zarco Einhorn Salkowski took over a difficult case on contingency when we could no longer afford the hourly rates of the previous law firm. Our experience with Zarco Einhorn Salkowski exceeded all of our expectations. They were passionate, involved, and made us feel protected. They also won a large judgment for us. Even the judge noted that the outcome would probably have been different with the original lawyer.
Franchise Law
Exceptional law firm with business intelligence not found at other firms….I highly recommend this firm to anyone in the franchise world. They are a world class law firm!
Rene Prats – Prats Enterprises, Inc
Franchise Law
This is the best law firm that a Franchise owner can hire for a difficult problem. Robert Zarco is a businessman and engages his clients as business owners, on their level. He understands the particular needs of a Franchise business and then applies a unique expertise that is the best you can possibly get for this highly specialized area of the law. His team is totally professional on every level and if your case has any prospect of success, Zarco and Company will attain it for their clients. I also recommend this firm because I believe they are positive and very decent people who actually care about their clients and empathize with the stress and anxiety that litigation brings. Finally, I would only call this team if your problem is severe and your situation is complex. They are the industry's best in the Franchise area.
Ralph Flannery – Fudruckers

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Franchise Law

Metro Rankings

Miami, FL
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Franchise Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Distribution
  • Franchise
  • Franchise Law
  • Franchisees
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mediation

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Best Law Firms National Tier 1 in Franchise by Best Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms in Commercial Litigation
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars
  • Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyers Honorary Society, Fellow and Barrister in the Order of Centurions.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Total Quality Franchising by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD)
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell/Lexis Nexus
  • Chambers USA Ranking
  • Legal Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Top Attorneys in Franchise
  • Top Attorneys in Florida
  • High Flying Franchise Attorneys
  • Top Law Firms
  • Top Lawyers in Franchise by S.Fla Legal Guide

Main Location

Miami, FL
One Biscayne Tower, 34th Floor
Two South Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131
United States
800-299-4929 Call our Miami, FL location at 800-299-4929 Get Directions Get directions to our Miami, FL location

Management and Personnel

Founding Senior Partner
Robert Zarco
Senior Partner
Robert Einhorn
Senior Partner
Robert Salkowski
Chief Financial Officer
Edicsa Feliz

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Significant Matters

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National Precedent Setting Cases in Franchise Law and Commercial Litigation including Scheck vs Burger King Corp. and Bryman vs. El Pollo Loco.
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