August 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Cheng Cohen, the franchise industry’s premier full service boutique law firm, announced today that founding partners, Amy Cheng and Fredric A. Cohen, were named to the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Based on extensive survey feedback from clients and peers, Amy and Ric have been recognized for professional excellence in franchise law.
Since it’s inception in 1983, Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and is universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Every year, approximately 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. More so, lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included.
“It is truly rewarding for both me and Ric to be recognized by peers and clients for the dedication we put forth every day,” said Amy Cheng, partner of Cheng Cohen, LLC. “We sincerely thank those who contributed to this survey, and are honored to have the opportunity to do meaningful work for a global roster of clients who consider us true partners in growing their business.”
Cheng concentrates her practice in domestic and international commercial transactions, general corporate, and franchise, licensing and distribution law. She represents franchisors on franchise programs through all phases of development. In addition to frequently moderating and speaking at industry events, Cheng will be chair of the 2016 International Franchise Association (IFA) Legal Symposium for the second year in a row, and holds leadership positions in numerous other professional organizations.
Cohen is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer who has represented a wide variety of franchise brands for nearly 30 years. With extensive experience in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property, valuation, technology and finance, he represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitration and mediation.
Established in 2007, Cheng Cohen grew out of a simple credo: to provide uncompromising client service and sound, practical legal advice to franchise and distribution clients for a fair and reasonable fee. Today, the boutique law practice is recognized as one of the leading franchise firms in the country providing franchisors, licensors and manufacturers with the comprehensive legal services, litigation support and development assistance needed to bring their products and services to market efficiently and economically. In addition to its consistent first tier ranking for franchising by U.S. News – Best Lawyers listing of Best Law Firms, Cheng Cohen has also been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as a leader in franchising for both client service and commercial awareness. Additional information about Cheng Cohen can be found at www.chengcohen.com.
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