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Robert F. Salkowski is a 1988 graduate of George Washington University. Robert earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991.

After graduating from law school, Robert practiced complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy in Tampa, Florida, where he represented both creditors and trustees. Prior to his employment with Zarco & Pardo in 1995, he was employed as Counsel by Ocwen Financial Corporation, a publicly traded investment banking concern located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Robert is licensed to practice law in both Florida and New Jersey, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District for the District of New Jersey, the United States District court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Robert has also been admitted in numerous other state and federal courts throughout the country to represent the firm's clients in specific cases. Robert is a member of the Miami-Dade Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and actively participates in the American Bar Association's Forum of Franchising.

Robert concentrates his practice in franchise law and complex commercial litigation.

Location

  • One Biscayne Tower, 34th Floor
    Two South Biscayne Boulevard
    Miami, FL 33131

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Miami , J.D., graduated 1991
  • The George Washington University, BA, graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, Florida
  • New Jersey, New Jersey
  • Florida, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • New Jersey, U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • Illinois, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • United States, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • United States, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • United States, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • United States, U.S. Supreme Court
  • United States, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Florida, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Affiliations

  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) American Franchise Association (AFA) - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • International Franchise Association - Member
  • Miami Dade Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court District of New Jersey U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit U.S. Supreme

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Franchise Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Franchise Law, Miami (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Law

Special Focus

  • Franchise
  • Litigation

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Franchise Law, 2006- 2022Florida Super Lawyers, Franchise/Dealership 2012- 2022Who’s Who Legal: Franchise, 2015- 2022Legal Eagle Hall of Fame, 2018Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite“Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times Magazine, 2008 – 2022Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year, Franchise Law, 2014Daily Business Review’s “Top Deal-makers of the Year” Land Development 2013South Florida’s Best Lawyers 2009- Current Business Leader 2011Chambers USA National Ranking in Franchising (mainly Franchisee)Martindale Hubble AV Rated

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