Jonathan Solish's practice has been devoted to the representation of franchisors for more than 30 years. He was named Franchise Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers in America (2011).
Mr Solish is a board-certified franchise law expert with very extensive trial and appellate experience in the field of franchising. Mr Solish has served as editor-in-chief of the Franchise Law Journal and is the co-author of the 2014 BNA Bloomberg treatise Franchising. He has attended every ABA forum on franchising and IFA legal symposium since 1984 and has been a speaker at many of them. He has recently worked on the acquisition of several franchise systems. Recent successes include dismissal of an antitrust action brought by franchisees against Sumitomo; dismissal of a case against Hilton challenging its right to sell a franchise system; a large damages award after the trial of a distribution dispute about Japanese tea; denial of certification in major class action disputes; and an order enforcing trade secret rights in a dispute about pancake recipes.
Mr Solish has recently spoken on franchise law in Doha, Qatar, and in Toronto, Canada.
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