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Robert  Zarco

Robert Zarco

National Leader in Franchise Law; Commercial Trial Lawyers & Complex Litigation
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law
  • Florida
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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. Very well known as an experienced, aggressive & creative Trial Lawyer and negotiator, Zarco is frequently awarded legal industry distinctions including “Lawyer of the Year” in 2020 for Franchise Law by Best Lawyers of America©, Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association of Franchisees & Dealers, Trial Lawyers Honor Society Fellow by the Litigation Council of America, “Top Dealmakers of the Year” for Real Estate by Daily Business Review, “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times, “Top Attorneys in Florida”, awarded by Florida “Super Lawyers”. The Firm is repeatedly listed in U.S. News & World Report among “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers of America ©, AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating for Ethical Standards and Excellence 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.

Education
Pace University
Graduate Accounting and Finance Courses
- present
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University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
Honors: Dean's List, Scholarship Recipient
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Harvard University
(1980) Bachelor's in Economics
Honors: Dean's List, Scholarship Recipient
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Professional Experience
Founding Senior Partner
Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, PA
- Current
www.zarcolaw.com PRACTICE AREAS: Franchise Law Complex Business & Commercial Law Commercial Trial Lawyer Business Litigation & Disputes Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation Real Estate & Insurance Disputes Resolution and Litigation Intellectual Property Disputes Resolution & Litigation Employment Law Disputes Resolution & Litigation
Founding Senior Partner
Zarco & Associates
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Franchise and Complex Commercial Litigation firm
Cost/Financial Analyst
General Motors Corporation
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Responsible for over $1 billion of material inventory; prepared financial budgets and accounting forecasts after completing extensive management training program.
Assistant to Advertising and Marketing Managers
The Miami Herald Publishing Company
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Summer Positions 1978-1980; Prepared special Marketing and Advertising Programs, including the Miami Herald 3-year marketing plan.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Various Articles in the Media. Please see Link.
A Variety of Publishers. Please see Link.
Speaking Engagements
Joint Employer Liability, McDonald's NOA and NFLA, Houston Texas
McDonald's NOA and NFLA
McDonald’s National Owner’s Association (NOA) and National Franchisee Leadership Alliance (NFLA) on “Joint Employer Liability’s Benefits for Franchisees” – (Houston, TX, March 2023)
Encroachment and Cannibalization in Franchising, Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), Webinar
Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA)
Webinar Speaker: “Encroachment and Cannibalization in Franchising” Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) – (April 2022)
It’s Our Time-Partner for Success”, American Association of Franchisees & Dealers AAFD, Mesa, AZ
American Association of Franchisees & Dealers AAFD
Keynote Speaker: “It’s Our Time-Partner for Success” American Association of Franchisees & Dealers - (Mesa, AZ, September 2022)
Legal Issues during the Pandemic World, Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA)
Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA)
Closing Speaker: Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) “Legal Issues during the Pandemic World” – (November 2021)
Encroachment, Coalition of Franchisees Association Legal Symposium, Las Vegas, NV
Coalition of Franchisees Association (CFA)
Marketing and Territorial Protection, American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD), Phoenix, AZ
American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD)
Superstars in Trial, Bench and Bar Conference, Miami, FL
Excess Control by Franchisor Over Franchisee and its Impact on Joint Employer Liability and Vicarious Liability, International Franchise Association's Legal Lymposium, Washington DC
International Franchise Association (IFA)
Jack In the Box Franchise Convention, Jack In the Box Franchise 2019 Convention, Scottsdale, AZ
Jack In the Box Franchisee Association
Protecting Franchisee Equity/Goodwill Value, American Association of Frachisees & Dealers (AAFD), Phoenix, AZ
American Association of Frachisees & Dealers (AAFD)
Defense Counsel, Superstars in Trial, Miami, FL
Encroachment, Dunkin Donuts International Franchise Owner National Conference, New Orleans, LA
Dunkin Donuts International Franchisees Association
Encroachment, Coalition of Franchisees Association Legal Symposium, Chicago, IL
Coalition of Franchisees Association (CFA)
Threat of NLRB to Joint Employer Doctrine, American Association of Frachisees & Dealers (AAFD), Indian Wells, CA
American Association of Frachisees & Dealers (AAFD)
Joint Employer: Good for Franchisees?, North American Conference of Subway Franchisees, Orlando, FL
Subway Franchisees Association
Excess Control by Franchisor over Franchisee and Its Impact on Joint Employer Liability and Vicarious Liability, Coalition of Franchisees Association Day Forum, Washington DC
Coalition of Franchisees Association (CFA)
Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award in Total Quality Franchising
American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD)
Fellow and Order of the Centurions Trial Lawyers Honorary Society
Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)
Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers of America
Top Deal Makers of the Year in Real Estate
Daily Business Review
Business Leader of the Year
Business Leader Magazine
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers of America
Recognized Best Lawyers since 2006
Legal Eagles in Franchise Law
Franchise Times
Since 2008
Top Attorneys Best in Class (Franchise)
Franchise Times
AV Rated & Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Lexis Nexis & Martindale Hubbell
Since 1995
Peer Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Martindale Hubbell
South Florida's Top Lawyers
Miami Metro Magazine
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend
Most Powerful People in Miami and Haute 100
Haute Living
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
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Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
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Cuban American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Dade County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Federal Trial Bar Association
Member
Current
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Dade County Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Florida Bar Association
Member
Current
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Florida Justice Association
Member
Current
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Coalition of Franchisees Association
Current
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Florida State Bar  # 502138
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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1st Circuit
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5th Circuit
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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Florida Supreme Court
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
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U.S. District Court Southern District Court of New York
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U.S. District Court Western District Court of New York
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U.S. District Court of Colorado
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U.S. District Court of Maryland
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U.S. Supreme Court
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US District Court Western District of Michigan
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Our Firm accepts partial success-based Contingency Fees on qualifying cases, in addition to other Fees and Costs per Agreement.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our Firm is known for thinking out-of-the-box. We are just as creative in our legal strategies and arguments, as we are in coming up with fee structures that make sense for all sides.
Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Franchise Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Business Disputes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Home Page
Website
Robert Zarco Biography
Videos
Attorney Robert Zarco Interview on Nightly Business Report on Chrysler Bankruptcy (June/2009) Attorney Robert Zarco Interview on Nightly Business Report (06/02/2009)

Attorney Robert Zarco Interview on Nightly Business Report on Chrysler Bankruptcy (June/2009)

Attorney Robert Zarco on Fox Business to discuss Chrysler Bankruptcy 6/9/2009 Attorney Robert Zarco on Fox Business to discuss Chrysler Bankruptcy 6/9/2009

Attorney Robert Zarco on Fox Business to discuss Chrysler Bankruptcy 6/9/2009

Landlord/Tenant Disputes and Force Majeure during COVID-19 on 15 for 15 by RKW Residential April 2020 Attorney Robert Zarco on Landlord/Tenant Disputes and Force Majeure

Landlord/Tenant Disputes and Force Majeure during COVID-19 on 15 for 15 by RKW Residential April 2020

Handling Business Interruption/Loss Insurance Claims Due to Civil Authority Mandates/COVID-19 April 2020 Zarco: Handling Business Interruption/Loss Insurance Claims Due to Civil Authority Mandates/COVID-19

Handling Business Interruption/Loss Insurance Claims Due to Civil Authority Mandates/COVID-19 April 2020

Zarco Law Takes the Lead in Brito vs Apple Lawsuit May, 2015 Zarco Law Takes the Lead in Brito vs Apple Lawsuit

Zarco Law Takes the Lead in Brito vs Apple Lawsuit May, 2015

Complex Commercial Litigation, Franchise Litigation and Business Disputes Resolution Robert Zarco is well known in law as the Franchise Guy and the Franchise King. As a trial lawyer Zarco and the firm represent franchisees in franchise litigation, having represented over franchisees from over 500 franchise systems in over 40 states and 20 countries. As commercial trial lawyers for over 3 decades, they also represent clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation issues. Complex Commercial Litigation, Franchise Litigation and Business Disputes Resolution

Complex Commercial Litigation, Franchise Litigation and Business Disputes Resolution Robert Zarco is well known in law as the Franchise Guy and the Franchise King. As a trial lawyer Zarco and the firm represent franchisees in franchise litigation, having represented over franchisees from over 500 franchise systems in over 40 states and 20 countries. As commercial trial lawyers for over 3 decades, they also represent clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation issues.

Legal Approach and its Business Consequences Attorney Robert Zarco, Founding Partner of the law firm Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A. known nationally for Franchise Law and resolving business disputes and other Complex Commercial Litigation, speaks about the Business Consequences to a Legal Approach and vice versa. Business decisions have legal consequences, just like legal decisions have a corresponding business impact. No legal case is hopeless; we find the inconsistency, ambiguity, etc. Legal Approach and its Business Consequences

Legal Approach and its Business Consequences Attorney Robert Zarco, Founding Partner of the law firm Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A. known nationally for Franchise Law and resolving business disputes and other Complex Commercial Litigation, speaks about the Business Consequences to a Legal Approach and vice versa. Business decisions have legal consequences, just like legal decisions have a corresponding business impact. No legal case is hopeless; we find the inconsistency, ambiguity, etc.

Robert Zarco discusses Personal Satisfaction in Working Hard, Being Self Made & Giving Back Attorney Robert Zarco, Founding Partner of the law firm Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A. known nationally for Franchise Law and resolving business disputes and other Complex Commercial Litigation, speaks about the satisfaction of Working Hard and being Self Made. Mr. Zarco talks about the importance of Giving Back to the Community, such as The Embrace Girls Foundation Inc., among many others. Robert Zarco discusses Personal Satisfaction in Working Hard, Being Self Made & Giving Back

Robert Zarco discusses Personal Satisfaction in Working Hard, Being Self Made & Giving Back Attorney Robert Zarco, Founding Partner of the law firm Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, P.A. known nationally for Franchise Law and resolving business disputes and other Complex Commercial Litigation, speaks about the satisfaction of Working Hard and being Self Made. Mr. Zarco talks about the importance of Giving Back to the Community, such as The Embrace Girls Foundation Inc., among many others.

Contact & Map
Zarco Einhorn Salkowski, PA
One Biscayne Tower
2 S. Biscayne Blvd.
34th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Toll-Free: (800) 299-4929
Telephone: (305) 374-5418
Fax: (305) 374-5428
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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