CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheng Cohen LLC, the franchise industry's full-service boutique law firm, announced today that three of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Super Lawyers. Fredric (Ric) Cohen, co-founding partner, has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list for the eighth time, and Allison Grow and Marlen Cortez, litigation associates at the firm, have been recognized as 2016 Rising Stars.
Super Lawyers, a subsidiary of Thomas Reuters, chooses leading attorneys in each state through a rigorous selection process, which includes peer evaluations and nominations combined with independent research. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in each state receive the Super Lawyers honor, and no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers statewide are recognized as Rising Stars.
"It is an honor to be recognized by an established organization alongside Allison and Marlen," said Ric Cohen, Cheng Cohen co-founding partner. "We are proud of the work we do and pledge to continue to provide our clients sound, practical legal advice and counsel."
Cheng Cohen is widely recognized as a leading firm providing comprehensive legal services, litigation support and development assistance to franchisors, licensors and manufacturers nationwide.
Ric is a seasoned business and commercial litigator and trial lawyer. For nearly 25 years he has represented many of the nation's most prominent franchise, licensing and distribution companies in a wide variety of lawsuits in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country, as well in alternative dispute resolution fora. In 2015, he co-presented the "Annual Developments" at the American Bar Association's 38th Annual Forum on Franchising and co-authored "Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2015." Before forming Cheng Cohen in 2007 with his partner Amy Cheng, Ric was a partner with DLA Piper US LLP and its predecessor firms. Both Ric and Amy were recommended by peers and recognized by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board as Leading Lawyers for 2016.
Prior to joining Cheng Cohen in February 2012, Allison Grow practiced at a boutique law firm where she had a broad commercial litigation practice. Before becoming an attorney, Allison worked in Alzheimer's disease research. This is the third time Allison has been named a Rising Star.
Marlen is a commercial litigator and labor and employment lawyer who represents clients on a broad range of labor and employment issues. Marlen joined Cheng Cohen in 2013 and helps franchisors in courts, alternative dispute resolution venues, and before government agencies nationwide.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. In addition to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in their practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to www.SuperLawyers.com.
About Cheng Cohen LLC:
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 needed to bring their products and services to market efficiently and economically. In addition to its consistent first tier ranking for franchising by U.S. News – Best Lawyers 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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