Jeffrey M. Goldstein

Goldstein Law Firm is one of only four national franchise law firms in the country that represents exclusively franchisees and dealers. Jeff Goldstein’s practice covers prolific and myriad commercial complex litigation matters, and Jeff is regularly sought out by franchisees and dealers from foreign countries (e.g., UAE, South America, United Kingdom) to represent them in disputes with United States franchisors and suppliers.

Mr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the top franchise litigators for franchisees and dealers, and has extensive experience in representing clients in state and federal courts in cases involving fraud allegations, FTC violations, RICO claims, antitrust conspiracies, encroachment, unfair trade practices, violations of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unreasonable restrictive covenants not-to-compete, and wrongful terminations. Mr. Goldstein also has an active practice in state and federal appeals cases as well as Mediations and Arbitrations.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Goldstein’s franchise attorney practice includes counseling and advising clients in negotiating settlements in franchise, dealer and distribution disputes. Mr. Goldstein has represented clients across the United States in almost every leading franchise system, with a specialization in hotel and restaurant franchises.

After graduating from law school, Jeff began his career at the Federal Trade Commission, where he was Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition. After leaving the federal government, Jeff joined the Antitrust Litigation Departments of two of the largest corporate law firms in the world, Skadden, Arps and Morgan, Lewis in Washington, DC. Jeff then moved to Philadelphia where he was a Partner at Spector, Gadon Rosen, a litigation boutique in downtown Philadelphia.

Mr. Goldstein also has served as counsel to many national independent franchisee associations. In addition, Jeff Goldstein has served as an expert witness in several federal court franchise cases, and served as an exclusive member of a panel of franchise legal experts advising academics and businessmen including investment bankers.

Mr. Goldstein graduated magna cum laude from Bucknell University with dual degrees in Philosophy and Economics in 1979. In 1983, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law, where he also simultaneously received his Masters Degree in Economics. Jeff Goldstein regularly writes scholarly articles on distribution, economics and franchising, and has taught law at George Washington University Business School and Boston University as adjunct faculty.

Mr. Goldstein is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York. Mr. Goldstein also has Bar memberships in the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Goldstein has also has been admitted to practice specifically or through Pro Hac Vice admission to the following federal courts: U.S. District Court Alabama, U.S. District Court Arizona; U.S. District Court California; U.S. District Court Colorado; U.S. District Court District of Columbia; U.S. District Court Florida; U.S. District Court Georgia; U.S. District Court Illinois; U.S. District Court Maryland; U.S. District Court Massachusetts; U.S. District Court Minnesota; U.S. District Court New Jersey; U.S. District Court New York, Eastern District; U.S. District Court New York, Southern District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Eastern District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Western District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Middle District; U.S. District Court Tennessee; U.S. District Court Texas; U.S. District Court Virginia, Eastern District.

 

Paul Day

Paul Day is a Partner at ASAR and has been with the firm since 1999.   Paul has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law matters including the representation of local and foreign clients in franchise, establishment of Kuwaiti limited liability companies, employment, foreign investment, construction, taxation and agency/distributorship related matters. Paul is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.  He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1989 and his law degree in 1991 from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Paul’s practice language is English.

ASAR Law Firm:

Helping you thrive in the regional corporate world, as one of the region’s leading law firms to many foreign and domestic multinational companies, we advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organizations across all major industries and we are consistently considered as the law firm of choice. Our clients have formed a bond of trust in retaining ASAR with their most groundbreaking transactions because of our extensive ability to reduce complexity, mitigate risk and, simply, to get the deal done. With more than 30 lawyers as part of our international division and spanning two emerging, and highly competitive, markets in the GCC, we are able to function exceptionally with a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses, provide commercially innovative and robust advice to ensure profitable business outcomes for our clients. Our expertise extends over a wide range of areas that cover local and foreign multinational corporations, banks and investment companies, industrial conglomerates, governments and state authorities, and private clients. Our diverse group of skilled and qualified professionals operating under the firm’s home grown culture of ethics, integrity and hard work has instilled loyalty and credibility across the GCC and international board.

Accolades:

  • Won National Law Firm in Kuwait Award for 2013 and Restructuring Deal of the Year by the International Financial Law Review
  • Selected Amongst the World’s Best Islamic Finance Law Practitioners by Euromoney Expert Guides in 2013
  • Exclusively ranked by Chambers & Partners as Kuwait’s only tier 1 law firm for business law in 2013
  • Won the prestigious “Best Equity Deal of the Year Award in the Middle East for 2012” at the 2012 International Financial Law Review Awards
  • Award recipient for the Best Law Firm in Kuwait in 2012 by the International Financial Law Review
  • Awarded as Best Law Firm in Kuwait Award for 2011 presented by the International Financial Law Review
  • Won the Construction Law Firm of the Year 2011 Award from UK’s leading finance magazine-Finance Monthly
  • Awarded the Best Restructuring Middle East Deal of the Year award for 2010 by International Financial Law Review
  • Recipient of the Best Law Firm in Kuwait award for 2010 by International Financial Law Review
  • Recipient of the Best Law Firm in Kuwait award for 2009 by International Financial Law Review
  • Won the Best M&A Deal of the Year 2009 award for its assistance in connection with the acquisition of the money exchange operations of Bahrain Financing Company B.S.C.(c).
  • Awarded the ‘Best Deal of the Year’ awards for Kuwait and Bahrain by Islamic Finance News in 2008
  • Leading and recommended Tier 1 law firm in Kuwait in the areas of banking, capital markets, and corporate and commercial law by International Financial Law Review in 2009

 

Cecile Peskine

Holds a Diploma of Legal Consulting Company ( DJCE ) and a Certificate of Special Studies in Economic Activity Law and Intellectual Property Law , Cecile Peskine advises and defends the network heads in the context of issues that they encounter in the Distribution Law, Consumer Law and Communications Law.
Cecile develops a practical approach to questions put to him, trying to combine legal rigor and pragmatism.
Cecile Peskine operates in French and English . Cecile also knows some tapas in Spanish, and knows a few words of Occitan.

Rashid Aliyev