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  Certified Specialist—Franchise and Distribution Law (State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). Note: The Supreme Court of Hawai‘i grants Hawai‘i certification only to lawyers in good standing who have successfully completed a specialty program accredited by the American Bar Association.  
  Who's Who Legal California – identified as one of 20 top franchise lawyers in the State of California (2007 & 2009 biannual editions).  See:
  Chair, California State Bar – Franchise Law Committee (2006-07, 2011-12, and 2012-13).  Also served as member of Committee during 2003-07 and 2010 to present; as Secretary 2004-05; and as Vice Chair 2005-06.
  American Bar Association – Member, Forum on Franchising 
  AV (Peer Review Rated) by Martindale-Hubbell*  
   Rated 10.0 (“Superb”), on a scale of 1 to 10 by 

  National Franchise Council (1998-2000; Founding Board Member; Vice President 1998-2000)

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