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Eric H. Karp


Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP

Recognized since 2007

Boston, Massachusetts

Practice Areas

Franchise Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Franchise Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Franchise Law
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Location

  • 22 Batterymarch Street
    Boston, MA 02109

Education

  • Boston University School of Law , graduated 1977

Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Franchise Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Franchise Law, Boston (2022)
  • Franchise Law, Boston (2018)
  • Franchise Law, Boston (2016)
  • Franchise Law, Boston (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Franchise Law

Special Focus

  • Dealers
  • Distributors
  • Franchisees
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Plaintiffs

"Mr. Karp has provided legal counsel to our franchisee council for the past six years. In my experience with Eric, he has been very responsive, timely, and insightful. The research provided by Eric and his staff has been very helpful. Our franchisor, in my opinion, has also benefited from the advice and council given to franchisee leadership by Eric. It is a pleasure to work with him."

"Eric has provided immeasurable insight to The Country's Best Yogurt Franchise Association. For over 10 years, Eric's legal experience on both sides of the fence has provided valuable input and direction on what might be accomplished, as well as what is off the table. He is very practical with his time and client resources. Eric is always extremely well prepared and knowledgeable of case law to support his views. I highly recommend Eric for any and all franchisee/franchisor discussions or disputes."

- Jim Mowbray (The Country's Best Yogurt Franchisee Association), Boise, ID

"I have been on the Board of Directors for the TCBY Franchise Association for many years and have served a number of positions, including President. We have worked with Eric H. Karp on many occasions over the years. He is extremely knowledgeable and has been a huge asset to us. Mr. Karp is easy to work with and his knowledge of the law has helped us better understand our rights as franchisees and the best way to deal with difficult issues with our franchisor. In a recent meeting with our franchisor, Mr. Karp was crucial in helping us negotiate a new franchise agreement with special incentives for franchisees that participated in a remodel program. I would highly recommend Mr. Karp, as his expertise and common-sense approach are truly valuable."

- Brian Coury (TCBY), Troy, MI

"I have been a client of Mr. Karp's now for 11 years. In that time Mr. Karp has guided me through multiple business start-ups, business negotiations and business exits. Eric has also been a member of my board of advisors for seven years. One of the things that I respect most about Eric is his ability to think like a business owner on issues, as well as like my lawyer. I have often given Eric what I consider the ultimate compliment. That is that he has never billed us for any amount of money where I felt I didn't get great value for the work being billed. He is simply the very best."

- John Esler (Renewal by Andesren), Northboro, MA

"I have been a client of Mr. Karp's for 14 years. In this time I have developed the highest regard for Mr. Karp's legal and personal skills. In matters large and small I have found Mr. Karp and his associates to be through, responsive, and effective as our representation."

- Spencer Vidulich (Vidulich, Blase & Valentino, PC dba Pearle Vision), Chicago, IL

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