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Robert M. Einhorn

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Biography

Robert, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. He dual-majored in Accounting and Risk & Insurance. Robert attended law school at the University of Miami. During law school, Robert studied for and obtained his C.P.A. license in the State of Florida.  Robert actively maintains his C.P.A. license and regularly attends seminars focused on the business valuation, accounting and damages issues which frequently arise in franchise disputes.

Robert obtained his J.D. degree in 1990. After graduation from law school, Robert accepted a position with the Florida law firm, Broad and Cassel.  Robert served as an Associate in the litigation department of Broad and Cassel working closely with Joel Hirschhorn, Esq., who headed the litigation department of the statewide firm.  Working with Mr. Hirschhorn both at Broad and Cassel and later in Mr. Hirschhorn's own practice, Robert acquired vast experience in complex civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Robert is currently admitted to practice before several courts across the country including all State Courts in Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States Tax Court. He has appeared and represented clients in several other state and federal courts throughout the country and has also conducted various arbitration proceedings across the country.

Robert began working with Robert Zarco in January 1994 and has worked with Mr. Zarco continuously since that time preparing and trying franchise cases.  Robert was named a partner with the law firm of Zarco & Pardo, P.A. in 1997 and he currently serves as the Managing Partner of the Firm.  Robert regularly devotes his time to franchisee associations seeking fairness in franchising and improved relations between franchisors and franchisees.  Robert served on the Steering Committee for the American Franchise Association Legal Symposium in 1998, 1999, and 2000. Robert is also a member of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) and currently serves on the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards Committee.  Working on this committee, Robert has had the opportunity to participate and debate in the drafting of the AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards.  Robert also regularly devotes his time to "pro bono" work in connection with the Dade County "Put Something Back" program, an organization serving the legal needs of the underprivileged in Dade County.

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Franchise, Licensing & Distribution
  • Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, Franchise Law, 2009-2019
  • Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year, Franchise Law, 2017
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, 2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2015
  • “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times Magazine, 2005 – 2015
  • Very Best U.S. Attorneys in Franchising, 2013
  • “AV Rated”, Lexis Nexis, 2009-2013
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2001

Classes & Seminars

  • ABA’s Annual Franchise Forum

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Franchise Forum

Published Works

  • e related topics. He is a contributing author of the most recent edition of the Fundamentals of Franchising book published by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Forum

Professional Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • American Franchise Association Legal Symposium, Member, Steering Committee, 1998, 1999, 2000

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1990
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration - 1986
    • Major: Accounting
    • Major: Risk & Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
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