Joblove, Michael D.

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Address: Bank of America Tower, International Place 100 Southeast Second Street 44th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
Lawyer Firm: Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.
Phone: 786-347-5726
Fax: 305-349-2310

Areas of Practice Complex Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Franchise Law and Litigation, Intellectual Property Rights, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Transactions

Michael D. Joblove leads the firm’s commercial litigation practice, which focuses on franchise, real estate, employment and securities litigation. In franchising, the Firm provides national franchise counsel to Burger King Corporation, which is headquartered in Miami, and handles Burger King Corporation’s litigation with respect to franchisees throughout the United States. Mr. Joblove also has represented numerous other franchisors, including Benihana National Corp., Jamba Juice Company, T.G.I. Friday’s®, Smoothie King, Bennigan’s®, Pearle Vision, Inc., Denny’s, Inc., Assist-2-Sell®, and Pollo Campero®.

Mr. Joblove’s real estate litigation practice has included a plethora of matters including major construction defect cases, land use and zoning matters, development concurrency issues, claims involving construction financing of condominium developments and foreclosures of commercial properties. He has successfully defended class action suits alleging construction defects as well as dynamite blasting in connection with the excavation for planned communities.

Mr. Joblove is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Joblove is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2011 Miami Franchise Lawyer of the Year. He has been ranked as one of the country’s leading franchise attorneys by Chambers & Partners USA, has been named as among Florida’s top attorneys by Florida Trend magazine and South Florida Legal Guide, has been recognized by Franchise Times magazine as one of the nation’s leading franchise attorneys, and is included as a "Super Lawyer" in the Florida Super Lawyers publication. In addition, Mr. Joblove has been selected by Who’s Who Legal, which describes him as a "stellar practitioner," to appear in the "International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers" and the "International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers."

Mr. Joblove was appointed by the Florida House of Representatives as a Commissioner on the Florida Commission on Ethics, where he served from 2008-2010. The Commission is an independent nine-member commission which interprets and applies Florida’s ethics laws by taking action on the disposition of complaints, the recommendation of penalties, and the issuance of legal opinion.

Mr. Joblove is a lecturer before the American Bar Association ("ABA") and the International Franchise Association ("IFA") on franchise law topics. He has served on the Board of Governors of the ABA’s Forum of Franchising and is on the Executive Committee and Board of the IFA, where he chairs the IFA Supplier Forum. He co-authored the Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments book, published by the ABA, and has published articles on franchise law for the National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, Franchise Times and the ABA.

Mr. Joblove is a former executive editor of the University of Florida Law Review and editor of the ABA’s Business Torts Newsletter. He has also published articles in each of these journals on litigation issues. Mr. Joblove is the former chair of the Florida Bar Subcommittee on appellate judge evaluations.

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