TAMPA, FLA. (October 2, 2012) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that David A. Beyer has been named managing partner of the firm’s Tampa office. Beyer succeeds Kimberly Leach Johnson, a senior partner practicing in the firm’s Naples office and a member of the firm’s executive committee, who managed the Tampa office since its opening in 2010.
“The firm is thrilled to have David in this position,” said John W. Daniels Jr., chairman of Quarles & Brady. “David has been with the Tampa office since the beginning, and he’s very well established in the community, so he will keep the office running smoothly and growing steadily.”
Beyer practices law primarily as a member of the firm’s Franchise, Distribution and Direct Sales Group. He has extensive experience in organizing and structuring franchise and other distribution programs. He also represents franchisors on technology-related issues, including Web site development, e-commerce, cybersquatting and channel conflict. Beyer has been consistently selected as a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times magazine and was named to the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers in 2011 and 2012 by Who’s Who Legal. As a leader in the development of franchise law in Florida, he has served multiple terms as chairman of the Franchise Law Committee of The Florida Bar. Beyer earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Tulane University.
“We want to extend our sincere thanks to Kim for her leadership in our office startup and client relationship development in Tampa,” Beyer said. “She has helped us tremendously in establishing a new Quarles office and helping the firm to integrate with the Tampa community.”
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.