Corby Anderson and Theodore Pearce Named to Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2017

Accolade, Firm News

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Corby Cochran Anderson and Theodore P. Pearce, attorneys in the firm’s Charlotte office, have been named by Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2017 as among the world’s leading franchising attorneys. They are the only North Carolina attorneys who received this recognition, awarded to only 177 attorneys throughout the United States.

“We congratulate Corby and Ted on being selected for the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Franchise,” said Bradley’s Charlotte Office Managing Partner Dana C. Lumsden. “Corby and Ted stand out as top franchise attorneys in the state and in the United States. We are delighted to have them leading Bradley’s Franchise Industry Team.”

Ms. Anderson is a partner who focuses her practice on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on franchising, intellectual property and new media. She has represented clients in trials and appeals involving trademark, copyright, trade secret, patent, unfair competition, false advertising and defamation claims, as well as other contract and business tort disputes. She has also defended business clients in class actions involving franchise, contract and investment issues. In addition, she regularly counsels clients on intellectual property, social media, privacy, advertising and franchise matters.

Of Counsel with Bradley, Mr. Pearce concentrates his practice primarily on franchising. He has handled a variety of transactional matters for franchise systems, including preparation and registration of all franchise disclosure documents, a variety of franchise-related agreements, and managing real estate portfolios. In addition, he has participated in a variety of financial transactions involving the purchase and sale of franchise systems by both private equity groups and strategic purchasers. Previously, Mr. Pearce spent 30 years managing the legal affairs of large global franchise systems, including Meineke Car Care Centers Inc., MAACO Auto Painting, and Econo Lube & Tune.

Lawyers recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2017 are selected based upon receiving at least four independent nominations from their clients and peers, being vetted among groups of private practitioners and corporate counsel with a specific interest in the field, and being confirmed by further research and interviews to be “pre-eminent franchise specialists.” It is not possible to buy entry into any Who’s Who Legal publication.

Published by London-based Law Business Research Limited, Who’s Who Legal features approximately 20,000 private practice lawyers from more than 150 national jurisdictions, covering 34 areas of corporate and commercial law. The Who’s Who Legal publications are intended to serve as reference sources for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations of lawyers recommended by another party. The publications are distributed to counsel and officers at more than 8,000 of the world's leading corporations and to executive partners at pre-eminent law firms.