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Alejandro Brito

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Biography

Alex was born in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Florida International University in 1993, with a B.A. degree in History, then earned his J.D. in 1996 from George Washington University School of Law. During law school, Alex clerked for several prestigious Miami law firms giving him experience in all aspects of civil litigation, white collar criminal defense and First Amendment law.

Alex was also a member of the International Law Society, the Hispanic Law Students Association, the Student Health Law Association and served as a legal intern at the Legal Aid Center.

Since joining Zarco Einhorn & Salkowski, Alex has co-authored "Practical Aspects of Franchise Representation; Alternative Dispute Resolution: Which Method is Best For Your Client," which was presented before the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar. Alex has also authored several articles discussing legal issues at the forefront of the franchise industry and has been interviewed by Restaurant Business magazine.

Alex is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court of Connecticut, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Alex has represented clients in federal and state court in California, New York, Tennessee, Montana, Ohio and Iowa. Alex is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Cuban-American Bar Association and Dade County Bar Association.

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Franchise
  • Distribution
  • General Commercial Disputes

Honors

  • “The Best Lawyers in America” 2006 – 2020
  • “Florida Super Lawyers” 2014 – 2019
  • “Top 50 Verdicts in Florida” 2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2015
  • “AV” Peer Review rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Most Effective Lawyers” Daily Business Review, 2010
  • “Top Lawyers in South Florida,” South Florida Legal Guide, 2009
  • “Legal Elite,” Florida Trend Magazine, 2009
  • “Legal Eagles,” Franchise Times Magazine, 2014-2019
  • “Up and Coming Attorneys in Florida,” Florida Trend Magazine, 2006

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Florida Bar Foundation Director

Published Works

  • Practical Aspects of Franchisee Representation Alternative Dispute Resolution: Which Method is Best For Your Client (Co-Author)
  • 2015, “All About Franchising, Joint Employers and the NLRB” Daily Business Review, Miami, FL
  • 2013, “False Advertising in Franchise Systems” 36th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Orlando, FL
  • 2011, “Franchise Renewals from Soup to Nuts: Views from In-House Counsel and Outside Counsel” American Bar Association
  • 2010, “Litigation Incurable Defaults” 33rd Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, San Diego, CA
  • 2007, “Rediscovering Subjectivity: Does the U.C.C.’s Open-Price Doctrine New Theories for Reining in Discretion and Filling in Gaps in Franchise Contract Rights?” 30th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, Member
  • Florida Bar, Media and Communications Law Committee
  • Florida Bar, Antitrust, Franchise, & Trade Regulation Committee
  • Cuban-American Bar Association, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1996
  • Florida International University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1993
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
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