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Joblove Receives Top Honor by Esteemed Peer-Review Guide for Second Time

MIAMI, FL (September 27, 2017) – Michael D. Joblove, a founding shareholder with Miami-based Genovese, Joblove & Battista P.A., has been named the 2018 Miami Franchise Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® – notably regarded as the oldest peer-review guide and most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. This is the second time Best Lawyers has awarded the prestigious designation to Joblove, who was also named Miami Franchise “Lawyer of the Year” in 2011.

Symbolizing excellence in practice, the publication designates only one individual as “Lawyer of the Year” for each practice specialty and location based on the highest overall peer feedback. In addition to this top honor, Joblove is also recognized in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his high caliber work in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Litigation- Real Estate.

“With so many outstanding and deserving attorneys in the legal community, I am incredibly honored by this recognition and by the support of my peers,” said Joblove.

One of the country’s leading franchise attorneys, Joblove provides national franchise counsel to Burger King Corporation, and handles Burger King Corporation’s litigation with respect to franchisees throughout the United States. He has also represented numerous other well-known national franchisors, including Benihana National Corp., Churromania, Jamba Juice Company, T.G.I. Friday’s, Smoothie King, Pearle Vision, Inc. Denny’s, Inc., Assist-2-Sell, and Pollo Campero. “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Joblove also leads the firm’s commercial litigation practice, which focuses on franchise, real estate, employment and securities litigation.

A Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America and a national authority on franchise law, Joblove is a published author and frequent lecturer at American Bar Association and International Franchise Association conferences. He has served on the board of governors of the ABA’s Forum of Franchising and on the executive committee and board of the IFA.


About Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. (GJB) was established in 1999 by founding partners John H. Genovese, Michael D. Joblove, and Paul J. Battista. Today, GJB has grown steadily to become a major regional firm with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and an affiliate office in Caracas, serving clients throughout the U.S. GJB attorneys are recognized for their experience representing clients in large and complex litigation in a number of areas, including bankruptcy, insolvency, receiverships, franchises, and general commercial matters, as well as white collar, real estate, employment law, class actions, and securities litigation. The firm and its affiliate, GJB Consulting, also counsel clients in local, state and federal government matters. For more information, visit

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