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Himanshu Patel - Miami, FL

2 South Biscayne Boulevard34th Floor Miami, FL 33131- 2150

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Updated: 01/12/2024

Miami Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Himanshu Patel

Himanshu was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in December, 1994 with a B.A. in Economics, then earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law in May, 1998.

During law school, Himanshu clerked for various law firms in Louisville, Kentucky and gained valuable experience in all aspects of corporate, tax and probate law. He was a member of the Securities Law Moot Court Team and represented his school in a national competition...

About Himanshu Patel

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • English
  • Gujarati

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Arbitration
  • Litigation and Mediation
  • General Business
  • Corporate Law
  • Appellate Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Brandeis Brief (Managing Editor)
  • International Law Society (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Florida Bar Association (Member)
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association (Member)
  • Forum on Franchising (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Real Property Section (Member)
  • Asian American Hotel Owner's Association (AAHOA)
  • AAHOA Industry Relations Committee
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • International Franchise Association (IFA)
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD)
  • Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA)

Classes and Seminars

  • 2018, “From Franchise Disclosure Agreements to Chapter 11 Disclosure Statements: A Deep Dive into Thorny Franchise Insolvency Issues” Business Law Section Spring Meeting
  • 2009, October, “Common Discovery Issues in Franchising” 32nd Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2006, “Common Issues in Hospitality Franchising” AAHOA Lodging Business
  • 2005, February, “The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship” 3rd Annual Hospitality Law Conference, Houston, TX
  • 2003, April, “How to Successfully Negotiate a Franchise Agreement” Asian American Hotel Owners’ Association Annual Convention & Trade Show, Long Beach, CA
  • 2002, March, “All in the Family” AAHOA Lodging Business


  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, 1998
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Securities Law Moot Court Team
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1994
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Economics

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi


Published Works

  • 2023, “W-5” Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees in Franchise Litigation: Success Is No Accident!” 46th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Dallas, TX
  • 2021, October, “The Absentee Franchisor: When Franchisors Don’t Live Up to their Obligations” 44th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Washington, DC
  • 2012 – 2014, ‘The Franchise Lawyer,’ Associate Editor
  • 2012, October, “Changes in System Standards – What is the Extend of the Franchisor’s Latitude?” 35th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009, October, “Common Discovery Issues in Franchising” 32nd Annual ABA Forum on Franchising, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2006, “Does Your Franchise Agreement Allow an Opportunity to Cure?” HL Comment
  • 2004, “Is the Franchisee Responsible When the Guest is Injured on Hotel Property?” HL Comment

Office Information


2 South Biscayne Boulevard34th Floor Miami, FL 33131- 2150


  • (305) 374-5428


Other Sources of Feedback About Himanshu Patel

Included on the 2024 Florida list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Himanshu Patel on Super Lawyers


  • Chambers USA National Ranking in Franchising (mainly Franchisee)
  • ‘Best Lawyers’ Commercial Litigation and Franchise Law – Best Lawyers in America, since 2022
  • “AV Pre-eminent” Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell/LexisNexis, Highest peer review rating for professional legal ability and ethical standards, 2011- Current
  • ‘Super Lawyers’, Franchise & Dealership, Business Litigation - Florida Super Lawyers – since 2021
  • Top 10 Influential Franchisee Lawyers in the USA, Business Today, 2023
  • “Top Young Attorneys in Florida” - The Wall Street Journal & Miami Magazine, 2012-2013
  • ‘Legal Elite’ - Florida Trend Magazine
  • “Florida Rising Star” – Super Lawyers, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • “Cambridge Who’s Who Registry Among Executives and Professionals” representative for Miami, Florida, 2010-2012
  • Who's Who Legal (WWL) Global Leaders in Franchise Law

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