Greenberg Traurig Expands Franchising Capabilities

International law firm Greenberg Traurig has added shareholder David Oppenheim to its New Jersey and New York offices. Oppenheim’s practice will focus on franchising, transactional and regulatory matters.


The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, has added shareholder David Oppenheim to its New Jersey and New York offices. Oppenheim’s practice will focus on franchising, transactional and regulatory matters.
Listed by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® as New York’s 2013 “Franchise Lawyer of the Year,” Oppenheim concentrates his practice on domestic and international franchising, licensing and distribution matters. He advises both emerging and mature companies with respect to planning, structuring and implementing national and international franchise, distribution and licensing programs and routinely counsels clients regarding the implementation of compliance programs and system-wide standards. He also advises franchise clients regarding complex franchise relationship issues and disputes, and represents clients in arbitration, mediation and litigation involving franchise, trademark, contract and commercial disputes. Additionally, Oppenheim has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated financing transactions. He represents private equity firms and corporate clients concerning the acquisition of franchise, licensing and distribution assets as well as the securitization of franchisor royalty streams.
“David’s experience and leadership roles in the franchise industry are a great asset to the firm,” said Philip R. Sellinger, Co-Chair of the Global Litigation Practice and Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office. “We are pleased to offer our clients these capabilities as we welcome David to the firm. We are fortunate to be adding him to our team, and we will continue to strategically grow our practices to meet our clients’ needs.”
“David’s experience advising clients from a wide range of industries makes him a perfect fit for our office,” added Geoffrey Berman, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office. “His addition builds upon our offices’ unique ability to offer clients the first-rate service of a boutique firm, with the breadth and depth of an international law firm.”
Oppenheim is a frequent author and speaker on topics relating to franchising and distribution systems. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising Governing Committee and a member of the International Franchise Association. Oppenheim is also the immediate past Chair of the Franchise Licensing & Distribution Law Committee and the current Second Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
Oppenheim joins a number of recent additions to Greenberg Traurig’s M&A practice, including Dennis J. Block, Margaret Isa Butler, Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli, David Schwartzbaum and Daniel Serota in New York City; Charles Kolin in Chicago; David Gitlin in Philadelphia; Frank Adams in London; Nicolas Borda in Mexico City; Jaroslaw Grzesiak and Lejb Fogelman in Warsaw; Kemal Hawa in Tysons Corner and Jude Kearney in Washington, D.C.
In addition to being recognized for its growing practice and emerging leadership in the M&A arena, Greenberg Traurig ranks among the top M&A advisors in a number of categories and jurisdictions according to league table reports published by Mergermarket, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Greenberg Traurig ranked among the Top 20 Legal Advisors to U.S. M&A transactions in 2012 and advised on a Global Top M&A deal in 2012 according to Mergermarket’s M&A Round-up for 2012. The firm’s M&A Practice ranked 4th among all law firms representing investment banks and financial advisors in U.S. mergers and acquisitions transactions, with 17 announced transactions, in the 2012 Banker Representations listing published by Corporate Control Alert.
Greenberg Traurig – Mergers & Acquisitions
Public and private companies turn to Greenberg Traurig for their M&A transactions. We advise both middle market transactions and billion dollar deals. Our practice has a global reputation for the services our team provides to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. We have particularly strong experience with cross-border transactions across a wide range of industries and representing leading investment banking and financial advisory firms.
Greenberg Traurig – Corporate & Securities
Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice is comprised of more than 350 lawyers in more than 30 offices. The group provides advice and services to public and privately held companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The team brings together the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions and provides practical counsel on day-to-day operations.
Greenberg Traurig’s corporate team was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for Securities/Capital Markets Law, Banking and Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firm Rankings for 2011. They were also ranked the No. 2 Investor Law Firm ranked by the number of PIPEs transactions advised in 2012 by PrivateRaise, a service of DealFlow Media, in the Year-end 2012 PIPE Market League Tables.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2012 NLJ 250.