CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheng Cohen, the franchise industry's full service boutique law firm, announced today that partners Amy Cheng and Fredric A. Cohen have been named to the 23 rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America. All three partners, including Michael Daigle, were also recognized in the 2016 edition of Who's Who in Legal Franchise. Additionally , The U.S. News Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms Ranking has awarded Cheng Cohen with 2017 "Best Law Firms" Recognition for Franchise Law.
For over 20 years, Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law, and issues awards to the individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well in their research. All three partners of Cheng Cohen have been recognized in this year's edition of Who's Who Legal, as being among the world's leading Franchise lawyers. This is a respectable distinction since it is not possible to buy into any Who's Who Legal publication. "Ric, Michael and I are honored to have received the honors of Who's Who in Legal Franchise, as well as Cheng Cohen's distinction as a U.S. News Best Lawyers Best Law Firm for Franchise Law," said Amy Cheng, partner of Cheng Cohen, LLC. "We are proud to represent our clients and our community, and are particularly humbled to know that our peers consider the work that we do worthy of these recognitions." As a firm, Cheng Cohen has again received a Tier 1 recognition in the 2017 U.S. News Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms listing for excellence in franchise law. The ranking marks the seventh time Cheng Cohen has been awarded a top-tier spot in the Chicago metropolitan listing, and the sixth year the boutique law firm has received a national Tier 1 designation. Based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process, the listing honors firms that have consistently received impressive ratings from clients and peers. This year's ranking marks the tenth consecutive year that both Cheng and Cohen have been named among the top franchise lawyers in the world, and recognized for excellence in franchise law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession and is universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Because lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Cheng concentrates her practice in domestic and international commercial transactions, general corporate, and franchise, licensing and distribution law. She represents franchisors on franchise programs through all phases of development. Cohen is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer who has represented a wide variety of franchise brands for nearly 30 years. Daigle has a 20 year history of developing and implementing global expansion strategies, negotiating multi-national business deals and documenting transactions around the world ranging from direct operations, joint ventures, licenses, master franchises and area development transactions in over 50 countries in every region of the world.