Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Announces New Partner: W. Barry Blum

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For information contact: Laise Lowachee
305-913-6678

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Announces New Partner

MIAMI, FL – July 10, 2009 - Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. is pleased to announce that W. Barry Blum has joined the firm as a partner.

W. Barry Blum focuses his practice on business litigation, with an emphasis in franchise matters. He also is a certified mediator with expertise in commercial and employment disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Blum was a senior executive for ten years at Burger King Corporation, in legal and franchising roles, where his responsibilities included managing the company's litigation matters worldwide. Prior to his corporate career, he spent fifteen years in private law practice including as a founding partner of Blum Perlman & Cherdack and Schulte Blum & Joblove, P.A., where he concentrated his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, franchise, distribution and licensing litigation, and securities litigation and arbitrations. Mr. Blum was also Of Counsel to the Minneapolis-based law firm of Krass Monroe, P.A.

In addition to his commercial and franchise litigation background, Mr. Blum has extensive business experience. Both as in-house counsel and business client, he has developed solutions for financially-distressed franchisees, negotiated purchases and sales of franchise businesses, and has overseen recapitalizations of franchise businesses. Mr. Blum has also structured and implemented an international master franchise arrangement, managed supply and distribution relationships through critical periods, and directed key franchising functions, including approval of new franchisees, initiatives to increase minority franchisee ownership, and programs and incentives to increase franchise agreement renewal rates. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1982 and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, magna cum laude, in 1979.

"We are extremely proud to have Barry join our team. He is an exceptional talent who will serve our clients well," said Michael D. Joblove, Shareholder of Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

Founded on recognized expertise and extensive experience in complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters, Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A., is one of the largest specialty practices in Florida. For more information on the firm, please visit us at www.gjb-law.com

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100 SE 2nd Street, 44th Floor
Miami, Florida 33131
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Phone: 305-913-6678
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