Foley is pleased to announce that Franchise Times has selected Leslie Smith, partner in the Miami office, and Jon Christiansen, retired partner in the Milwaukee office, as Legal Eagles for 2012. Attorneys named Legal Eagles are regarded as highly sought-after franchise law practitioners who are well-respected by their peers within the legal community.
Ms. Smith and Mr. Christiansen were both named Legal Eagles in the litigation specialty category for franchisor representation. Mr. Christiansen has been named a Legal Eagle on four consecutive occasions beginning in 2009, while Ms. Smith has been named each year since Franchise Times first began publishing its list of outstanding franchise attorneys in 2008.
To develop its list, Franchise Times asked members of the franchise law community to nominate fellow attorneys who are frequently invited as speakers for industry events, receive high praise from clients for their skills, and are viewed as tough competition by their peers. The final list of Legal Eagles is determined by the editorial board at Franchise Times following the publication’s peer-nomination process.