Schumacher Joins Wiggin & Dana in Expansion of National Franchise Litigation Practice

October 1, 2001

Wiggin & Dana announced the expansion of its franchise litigation practice with the addition of new partner Joseph Schumacher.

Schumacher comes to Wiggin & Dana with a strong national reputation representing leading franchisors in litigation and arbitration in numerous jurisdictions. Edward Wood Dunham, head of Wiggin & Dana’s franchise practice, says Schumacher "brings significant additional depth and quality to our national practice in franchise litigation."

Schumacher, with associates Kimberly Toomey and Christina Peterson, will be resident in Wiggin & Dana’s new Philadelphia office where he will work closely with practice group leader Dunham, New Haven partner Kevin M. Kennedy, and other lawyers in the firm’s Connecticut offices.

The group will continue its work as national litigation counsel for Subway and MAACO, and as New England counsel to the Cendant franchise brands, in addition to representing other well-known franchise systems in pre-litigation counselling, litigation and arbitration around the country.

Founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1934 with predecessor firms dating back to the 19th century, Wiggin & Dana has more than 150 attorneys in four offices. The firm’s expertise includes all forms of litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust, securities law, labor and employment, benefits, complex corporate and real estate transactions, health care and estate planning and administration.