Robert Salkowski

Partner

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

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Robert F. Salkowski is a 1988 graduate of George Washington University. Robert earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991.

After graduating from law school, Robert practiced complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy in Tampa, Florida, where he represented both creditors and trustees. Prior to his employment with Zarco in 1995, he was employed as Counsel by Ocwen Financial Corporation, a publicly traded investment banking concern located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Robert is licensed to practice law in both Florida and New Jersey, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District for the District of New Jersey, the United States District court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Robert has also been admitted in numerous other state and federal courts throughout the country to represent the firm’s clients in specific cases. Robert is a member of the Miami-Dade Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and actively participates in the American Bar Association’s Forum of Franchising.

Robert concentrates his practice in franchise law and complex commercial litigation.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.,1991
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 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 District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Published Works & Lectures

  • 2015, October 15-16.  “Structured Workouts: Franchisor Strategies For Dealing with Financially Troubled Franchisees” 38th Annual American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, New Orleans, LA
  • 2015, May 5. “2015 Judicial Update” 48th Annual IFA Legal Symposium, Chicago, IL
  • 2015, April 8-10. “Multi-Unit Mergers & Acquisitions,” Franchise Update’s 15th Annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 2015, February 17. “Resolving Franchise Disputes,” 2015 IFA Annual Convention , Las Vegas, NV
  • 2014, May 4-6. “Making the Case for Franchise Standards Beyond Because I said So” 2014 IFA Legal Symposium, Chicago, IL
  • 2014, February 10-12. “Survey of Franchise Litigation Development and Trends,” 2014 Hospitality Law Conference, HOSPITALITYLAWYER.COM, Houston, TX
  • 2012, February 8. “Vicarious Liability of Hotel Owners,” 2012 Hospitality Law Conference, HOSPITALITYLAWYER.COM, Houston, TX
  • 2011, October. ” The Five Most Litigated Provisions in the Franchise Disclosure Document,” ABA Forum on Franchising, 34st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • 2011, February 9. “The Franchise Debate,” 2011 Hospitality Law Conference, HOSPITALITYLAWYER.COM, Houston, TX
  • 2010, May 16-18. “Franchise Litigation,” 2010 International Franchise Association (IFA), Legal Symposium, Washington, D.C
  • 2010, February 5. “The Franchise Debate,” 2010 Hospitality Law Conference, HOSPITALITYLAWYER.COM, Houston, TX
  • 2008, October. “Determining The Rules of Engagement In Litigation Here And Abroad,” ABA Forum on Franchising, 31st Annual Meeting, Austin, TX
  • 2003, January, “Professionalism in Franchise Law,” Florida Bar Franchise Seminar, Miami, FL

Awards & Recognitions

  • Legal Eagle Hall of Fame, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Franchise Law, 2006-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Franchise/Dealership 2012-2017
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, 2008-2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: Franchise, 2015-2017
  • “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times Magazine, 2008 – 2017
  • Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year, Franchise Law, 2014
  • Daily Business Review’s “Top Deal-makers of the Year” Land Development 2013
  • South Florida’s Best Lawyers 2009-2011
  • Business Leader 2011
  • Martindale Hubble AV Rated

Memberships & Associations

  • Miami-Dade Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum On Franchising
  • International Franchise Association

Areas of Practice

  • Franchise Law
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Franchise Termination
  • Franchise Regulation
  • Franchise Arbitration
  • Commercial Fraud Litigation
  • Unfair Trade Practices Litigation
  • Manufacturer/Distributor Litigation and Arbitration
  • Entertainment Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Trademark
  • Licensing
  • and Business Counseling.



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   Upcoming Events

  • April 27, 2017

    2017 Orangetheory Learn and Burn Summit

    Location: Palm Beach Convention Center

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  • April 30 - May 3, 2017

    AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference

    Location: Indian Wells, California

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