Morgan Ben-David’s practice focuses on franchise law, distribution, hospitality, and emerging businesses. She has significant experience advising franchisor clients on franchise sales and disclosure compliance issues, drafting and preparing franchise disclosure documents, and franchise agreements. Morgan also regularly advises and counsels franchisees on the purchase of franchises. She currently serves as outside legal counsel for a number of franchisor and small business clients, including companies in the food service, dry cleaning, and health and fitness industries.
Morgan also handles a variety of general business transactions and has represented clients in purchase and sale, licensing, and endorsement and promotional agreements. She was previously an associate at Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski and Brito, P.A., where her practice was focused on franchise law and complex commercial litigation. While at Zarco Einhorn, she served as outside general counsel for a national fast food, fast casual and steakhouse restaurant franchisor in providing full service franchise legal compliance programs. She also successfully represented a licensee of a public, global retail company in an arbitration alleging wrongful termination of license agreement.
Morgan is active in the professional community, serving as a member of the ABA Forum on Franchising, the ABA Young Lawyers Division, and the Dade County Bar Association. Her research has been published and presented in numerous forums, including the International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, the Nova Law Review, the ABA Franchise Law Journal, and the ABA Annual Forum on Franchising. Morgan also volunteers her time with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Habitat for Humanity.
Morgan received her B.S. from the University of Florida, magna cum laude, in 2008, and received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, magna cum laude, in 2011. During law school, she was an articles editor for the Nova Law Review, and received numerous commendations, including the Merit Scholarship for Academic Achievement, the Public Interest Fellowship Award, book awards in criminal and construction law, and recognition on the Dean’s List.
Morgan has represented clients in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings throughout the United States. She is admitted to practice law in Florida as well as before the Southern District Court of Florida and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.