Founding Partner Robert Zarco has been at the forefront of protecting the legal rights and interests of business clients in the USA and internationally for over 35 years, handling complex commercial trials, legal transactions, disputes and other litigation in Federal and State Courts, as well as Arbitration and Mediation. A very well-known and experienced aggressive and creative Trial Lawyer and negotiator, Zarco is frequently awarded legal industry distinctions including “Lawyer of the Year” in 2020 for Franchise by Best Lawyers of America©, “Top Dealmakers of the Year” for Real Estate by Daily Business Review, Most Effective Real Estate Lawyer in S. Florida, “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times, “South Florida’s Top Lawyers” by Miami Herald, “Top Attorneys in Florida”, and one of Florida’s “Super Lawyers”. The Firm is repeatedly listed in U.S. News and World Report among “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers of America ©, listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Zarco leads a team of experienced attorneys who have a long track record of helping franchises and other businesses form, manage, grow, restructure, exit, and defend their legal transactions and disputes, including but not limited to real estate, insurance, intellectual property, employment, and so much more. Robert Zarco is especially renowned by the legal world nationwide as a trial lawyer and advocate for franchisees in all aspects of franchise law, and argues for clients nationally in many state and federal courts. He also actively lobbies federal congresspersons and state legislators representing the franchisees’ interests and promoting the enactment of “Fair Franchising” legislation among their other business interests.
Robert Zarco graduated from Harvard University & represents franchisees from over 500 brands in more than 40 states and 20 countries on disputes against major franchisors.