FranchiseWorks.com | Franchise Attorney Amy Cheng Named Best Lawyers© 2014 Chicago Franchise
Law “Lawyer of the Year.” First Female Attorney to Earn Distinction in Illinois.
Chicago, Ill. – August , 2013 – Cheng Cohen is pleased to announce that Amy Cheng has been named the Best Lawyers© 2014 Chicago Franchise Law “Lawyer of the Year.” This is the sixth consecutive year Amy has been named to the Best Lawyers list and the first time she has been honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the franchise law category. She is also the first female attorney in Illinois to be tapped “Lawyer of the Year” in the category. Only a single franchise
lawyer in each city is chosen as a “Lawyer of the Year” following an exhaustive peer-review assessment that Best Lawyers conducts annually.
"Amy is a tremendously gifted lawyer who provides her clients with top-notch legal advice while not losing sight of the business implications of that advice,” said Stuart Mathis, president and CEO of Quiznos
, a Cheng Cohen firm client. “This distinction by Best Lawyers as Franchise Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’ is fitting tribute to and recognition of Amy’s talents and her uncompromising commitment to her clients.”
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Cheng concentrates her practice in franchise and distribution law, as well as domestic and international commercial transactions, and general corporate law. She represents franchisors in connection with the structuring and implementation of their franchise programs through all phases of development. She also represents non-U.S. based franchisors expanding into the U.S. market. Cheng has extensive experience in structuring franchise and distribution programs, drafting agreements implementing complex franchise, licensing and distribution relationships, and in regulatory compliance and registration and disclosure work. Her clients include many of the world’s leading franchise companies, as well as innovative start-ups.
Cheng is a member of the International Franchise Association Women’s Franchise Committee, vice chair of the International Franchise Association’s Annual Legal Symposium and an associate editor for the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal. She also serves as a member of the Franchise Advisory Board for the Illinois Attorney General.
About Cheng Cohen:
Established in 2007, Cheng Cohen grew out of a simple credo: to provide uncompromising client service and sound, practical legal advice to franchise and distribution clients for a fair and reasonable fee. Today, the boutique law practice is recognized as one of the leading franchise firms in the country providing franchisors, licensors and manufacturers with the comprehensive legal services, litigation support and development assistance to bring their products and services to market efficiently and economically. Ranked in the first tier nationwide for franchising by US News & World Report’s listing of Best Law Firms, Cheng Cohen has also been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as a leader in franchising for both client service and commercial awareness. Additional information about Cheng Cohen can be found at www.chengcohen.com
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