Alejandro Brito

Partner

 

(305) 374-5418
(305) 374-5428
Miami Tower
100 Southeast 2nd Street
27th Floor
Miami, Florida 33131-2193

Alejandro Brito obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University in 1996. Alex graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993. Currently, Alex litigates franchise, distribution and general commercial disputes in state and federal courts. In addition, Alex has handled numerous franchise and commercial disputes in arbitration proceedings throughout the country. Alex has also served as an arbitrator in actions between franchisees and franchisors. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in Unites States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit.

Alex has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” publication since 2006 and has received a Peer Review rating of “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics. Alex has been recognized in the South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers and Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.

Since joining the firm, Alex has authored several articles discussing legal issues at the forefront of the franchise industry, including “Practical Aspects of Franchisee Representation; Alternative Dispute Resolution: Which Method is Best For Your Client,” which was presented to the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar. He is also a member of the Antitrust, Franchise & Trade Regulation Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar and has served in the capacity as its Vice-Chair and Chair. Alex was previously appointed to serve on the Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee and the Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee.

Alex has also had the privilege of serving as a Director of the Florida Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and the only statewide organization that provides financial support for legal aid and promotes improvements in addressing the civil legal needs of the poor. Alex is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the American Bar Association, Cuban-American Bar Association and Dade County Bar Association.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996
  • Florida International University, B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Languages

  • Spanish

Published Works & Lectures

  • 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
  • Practical Aspects of Franchisee Representation Alternative Dispute Resolution: Which Method is Best For Your Client (Co-Author)

Awards & Recognition

  • “The Best Lawyers in America” 2006 – 2016
  • “Florida Super Lawyers” 2014 – 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
  • “Up and Coming Attorneys in Florida,” Florida Trend Magazine, 2006

Memberships & Associations

  • Florida Bar Foundation Director
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Member
  • Antitrust, Franchise, & Trade Regulation Committee
  • Vice Chair (2008)
  • Chair (2009)
  • Cuban-American Bar Association Member
  • Dade County Bar Association Member



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   Upcoming Events

  • November 2-4, 2016

    ABA 39th Annual Forum on Franchising

    Location: Fountainbleau, Miami Beach, FL

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  • April 30 - May 6, 2016

    Emory University School of Law’s Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program

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