Arbitration enables clients to solve business issues confidentially. Carmen has often been called upon to represent franchisees in arbitrations based on his extensive experience in this area. Carmen brings his highly honed trial lawyer skills to the table in arbitration matters and achieves excellent results for his clients.

In more than 20 cases, Carmen has presided over multi-week hearings and has been recognized as a top Chicago-area arbitrator, and his work extends to international arbitration.

Among his arbitration experiences:

  • Obtained a favorable settlement for multiple franchisee clients on eve of arbitration. Results included new franchise agreements that benefitted clients with significant protections against claimed abuses in pricing of necessary products. Carmen has saved millions of dollars for franchisees. See this link for more details on franchise clients.
  • Represented an independent association client in its effort to attend franchisee advisory council meetings held with franchisors.
  • Represented a retail sporting goods operation in a three-week long arbitration hearing involving inventory discrepancies. Carmen exposed the other party’s weaknesses and achieved a highly favorable result for client.