TOLEDO, OH - Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Peter R. Silverman, partner in the Toledo, Ohio office, has co-authored the Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments, 2012, published by the American Bar Association.
Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments, 2012 includes extensively researched case law from August 2011 to August 2012 and is compiled into an easy-to-use reference guide.
Mr. Silverman is a member of the litigation practice group and has extensive experience in a number of specialty areas, including franchising, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, and antitrust. Mr. Silverman is an active arbitrator and mediator and is a member of the AAA's Large, Complex Case Arbitration Panel. He also blogs on franchise dispute resolution.
In 2011 and three prior years, Franchise Times® recognized him as one of the nation's top 100 franchise lawyers. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® in a number of practice areas, including Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Securities, and Mediation, and he has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® in the franchise law category. Mr. Silverman is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Silverman is chair of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and is on the Governing Committee, of the ABA Forum on Franchising, and a member of the IFA/CPR Franchise Mediation Program Steering Committee. He is a recipient of the Ernst and Young Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award and is a member of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall Of Fame. Mr. Silverman has authored numerous articles and publications and is a frequent lecturer on franchise law issues.
Mr. Silverman received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan, his B.A., with honors, from George Washington University, and attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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