Nina Greene

Partner
Nina Greene

Nina Greene focuses her practice on franchise, trademark, and general commercial litigation. Nina has represented franchisors in state and federal courts in Florida and throughout the United States and in domestic and international arbitrations. This has involved protection of trademarks and intellectual property (IP) rights, franchise terminations, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, unfair competition, business torts, and many other issues.

Nina is the vice chair of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Legal Symposium Task Force, a former member of the IFA Supplier Forum Advisory Board, and co-chairperson for the South Florida Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network and Franchise Business Network of the IFA. Nina is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Franchising, and a former member of the Forum on Franchising’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Division. Nina is the former national chairperson for Best Buddies Advisory Boards, an organization that is dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Nina has spoken on numerous franchise issues, including covenants not to compete and material defaults of franchise agreements, and presented the Judicial Update for the International Franchise Association’s Legal Symposium. She co-authored an article for the ABA Franchise Law Journal, “May a Franchisor Veto a Franchisee’s Assumption of a Franchise Agreement in Bankruptcy?” She has also co-authored other franchise-related articles, including “Don’t Stop Me Now: Updating the Current Legal Status of Contractual Provisions Restricting Competition,” “Frequently Arising Issues in Litigation,” “Franchise Defaults: Pulling the Trigger for ‘Material’ Defaults and Strategies for Strengthening the Franchisor’s Case,” “Seeing it Through: Maximizing the Benefits of Insurance in Franchise Disputes,” “Confidentiality Clauses—Scope and Effectiveness,” and “Changes to the Federal Rules on Discovery: Old Wine in New Skins.”

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Credentials
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Education

  • LL.M. Taxation Temple University School of Law 1997
  • J.D. University of Miami School of Law 1991
  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Florida 1995
  • Pennsylvania (inactive) 1991

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Robert N. C. Nix, Jr. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Honorable Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Vice chair, Legal Symposium Task Force, International Franchise Association (IFA)
  • Chairperson, South Florida Chapter, Women’s Franchise Network, IFA
  • Chairperson, South Florida Chapter, Franchise Business Network, IFA
  • Member, Forum on Franchising, American Bar Association

Recognition
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  • Chambers USA, Franchising (Band 4), 2022
  • Super Lawyer, 2017 – 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Who’s Who Legal
    • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
    • International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer
  • Franchise Times, Legal Eagle

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Former national chairperson, Advisory Boards, Best Buddies