Our firm is honored to continue its string of “Tier 1” national and regional rankings for Franchise Law in the 2018 U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” results. The rankings are determined through a peer review by other leading attorneys in the field and client evaluations.
Ranked #1 and #13 respectively in North America, Lee Plave and Dave Koch were recognized as Top Thought Leaders according to a recent analysis by London-based “Who’s Who Legal“. This marks the third time in recent years that Lee was ranked as the top franchise lawyer in North America.
Who’s Who Legal ranks Plave Koch 4th internationally among all law firms, boasting eight recognized experts who have been highlighted for their expertise in franchising law and their experience assisting clients in the establishment, maintenance and growth of their franchise businesses. The analysis states:
Lee Plave is a prominent figure at the forefront of the market. He has broad expertise in matters relating to franchising agreements, technology and private equity transactions. One client describes him as “a well-rounded operator in all areas of business. He thinks outside the box, is steeped in nuances and is well-versed in the intricacies of franchise law.”
David Koch comes highly recommended by peers and clients alike for his vast expertise in structured franchise programmes, transactional matters and licence agreements. According to one client, “David is one of the smartest and best attorneys I have ever worked with. He is very responsive and provides legal advice to make the business move forward.”
Leslie Curran impresses market sources with her expertise in franchise structuring and compliance matters. One client describes her as “extremely knowledgeable, down-to-earth and very pragmatic when it comes to the business realities of our company”.
Jim Rubinger and Lee Plave were, once again, rated by “Martindale-Hubbell” as 5.0/5.0 AV Preeminent (Highest Ethical Standing), reflecting a century-old “gold standard” of professional peer reviews for the highest levels of professional excellence.*
Credit for these kind statements belongs to the entire PK team, because none of us does it alone.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, and Martindale-Hubbell are used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.