Franchise Times Announces Second Annual Awards Kilpatrick Stockton a…

Franchise Times Announces Second Annual Awards

Kilpatrick Stockton announces attorneys Rupert Barkoff and Mort Aronson have been named “Legal Eagles” by their peers in this month’s issue of Franchise Times, a leading resource for franchise owners.

Mr. Barkoff, the firm’s Franchising Practice Group Chair, is located in Kilpatrick Stockton’s Atlanta office. He has been practicing franchise law since 1973. He served three years as Chair of the ABA’s Forum on Franchising. Mr. Barkoff is recognized as one of the country’s leading franchise attorneys by The Best Lawyers in America® and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers . Additionally, he has published over 100 articles on franchising, and testified twice before Congressional Committees. Mr. Barkoff served as Co-Editor in Chief of Fundamentals of Franchising, a primer on franchise law, and also served as Technical Editor for Franchising for Dummies.

Before joining Kilpatrick Stockton, Mr. Aronson, counsel in the firm’s Franchise Practice Group, spent 25 years with the Holiday Inn hotel chain, most of which as Vice President and General Counsel-Franchising. He has written numerous articles on franchising and has spoken before the International Franchise Association, the British Franchise Association, the Mexico Franchise Association, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising. He has served as Chair of the National Franchise Council and of the National Franchise Mediation Program, and is also an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School, where he teaches franchise law.

About Franchise Times

Published as the news and information source for franchise owners, operators and senior executives of multi-unit franchise companies. News and features include articles on successful franchise businesses and their owners, as well as timely articles and information on finance, real estate, human resources and legal issues.

About Kilpatrick Stockton

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 470 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; New York, New York; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Stockholm, Sweden. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more, go to


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