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Lawrence V. Ashe


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University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1991; Commercial Law Book Award (American Jurisprudence); Special Articles and Comments Editor, Inter-American Law Review

The George Washington University, M.B.A., International Finance, 1986

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., magna cum laude, Economics, Finance and International Business, 1984



United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeals: Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits

United States District Courts: Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, District of Arizona and Northern District of Illinois

Lawrence Ashe's main practice area is complex commercial litigation, emphasizing antitrust, franchise, and intellectual property matters.

Mr. Ashe has extensive experience representing national and international franchise and distribution businesses in food service, hospitality, retail, healthcare, gas stations and many others.

Prior to entering the field of law, Mr. Ashe worked at Marriott Corporation and General Mills Restaurants, Inc., as Senior Planning Analyst, Corporate Planning and Business Development, where he conducted feasibility studies, developed budgets and presented new business opportunities and acquisition candidates in the areas of hotels, restaurants, truck stops, day care and retirement facilities. His projects included Courtyard, Fairfield Inns and LifeCare at Marriott and Olive Garden at General Mills Restaurants.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

American Bar Association


The Sounds of Silence in the Franchise Agreement, Franchise Law Journal, American Bar Association (1999)

Liquidated Damages Clauses - Do You Always Have to Pay?, A.A.H.O.A. Hospitality, and Hospitality Law Journal (2000)

The Flexible Approach to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in Weltover, Inc. v. Republic of Argentina, 23 University of Miami Inter-American Law Review 465 (1991-1992)

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