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Robert M. Einhorn

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Biography

Robert M. Einhorn is one of the managing partners of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A.  For over twenty- five years, Robert has focused on representing franchisees in litigation throughout the United States and internationally.  He has represented franchisees from almost every major franchise system in the hotel, restaurant, and service industries. Robert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he dual-majored in accounting and risk & insurance.  He holds a law degree from the University of Miami and is both an attorney and accountant. 

 After graduation from law school in 1990, Robert worked for a prestigious litigation firm in Florida acquiring 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 and Federal Courts in 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 continuously with Mr. Zarco since that time representing franchise clients and preparing and trying franchise cases.  Robert regularly devotes his time to franchisee associations seeking fairness in franchising and improved relations between franchisors and franchisees.  Robert regularly serves as an author and speaker on franchise related topics.  Robert has been an active member of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (“AAFD”) for over twenty five years and has served on the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards Committee. He has also been involved with the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) Forum on Franchising for over two numerous years. He has been a frequent speaker at the ABA’s Annual Franchise Forum and has contributed to the Franchise Law Journal as an author and editor.    Robert is recognized in the Best Lawyers of America in the area of franchise law and is listed among the Very Best U.S. Attorneys in Franchising by the Franchise Times.  He maintains the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards designated by Martindale-Hubbell.  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 Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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
  • Highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards designated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 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

  • Robert 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

  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
  • American Bar Association, Franchise Forum
  • American Franchise Association

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
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