May 10, 2021

Volume XI, Number 130

Jonathan Solish

Jonathan Solish is a partner in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Los Angeles office and a California certified franchise specialist.

He is one of 12 lawyers listed in Thought Leaders Global Elite in franchising in the US and is rated Band 1 in Chambers Franchising Nationwide and Tier 1 in Best Lawyers in America in franchising.   He was named one of the ten most highly regarded Franchise Lawyers in North America, and who's who legal thought leaders, as one of eight in the United States and 32 worldwide. Additionally, he was named in Best Lawyers in America in 2011 and  the 2018 Franchise Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles.

Comments from Chambers USAAmerica’s Leading Business Lawyers, Franchising Nationwide, include

  • “I would pick him as the very finest. He’s unbelievably smart and tenacious and I have enormous respect for him”
  • “one of the most brilliant franchise litigators on the scene”
  • “Premier litigation lawyer” who “regularly represents clients in complex class action cases, and is also noted for his advice on franchise acquisitions."
  • “‘a brilliant litigator’ who can hold his own with the best on the market”
  • “a tremendously able attorney, especially appreciated in the heat of litigation”
  • “an extremely effective, impressive, sophisticated and thoughtful litigator who gets good results”
  • Bryan Cave is a team of “terrific lawyers who really know their stuff.”

Client comments quoted in Best Lawyers in America:

  • “Highly trusted counsel”
  • “One of the best franchise litigators in the nation” 
  • “Superb strategy”
  • “Very effective oral argument and presentation”
  • “Scholarly briefs”
  • “Conducts himself in a highly professional manner”
  • “Ability to select and lead a high-functioning team”  
  • “Rare talent of taking seemingly complex issues, refining a matter into clear and concise terms”

Who’s Who Legal’s comprehensive independent survey for California states:  “Solish is a ‘leader’ and the ‘go-to-guy for franchisors.’”  Bryan Cave was described as “dominant” in the field of franchising in California, with “a stellar reputation in the California franchise market.”


Articles in the National Law Review database by Jonathan Solish