Harry M. Rifkin

Harry M. Rifkin: Attorney with Law Offices of Harry M. Rifkin
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A native Baltimorean, Mr. Rifkin has spent his career helping people. He graduated college in three years from the George Washington University with distinction, attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he won the prestigious Edwin R. Keedy Cup in Moot Court competition. He returned home to practice law which he has done since 1982. He has taught legal courses at Stevenson University as an adjunct professor and has chaired the Maryland State Bar Association Franchise and Distribution Law Committee. He is a long-time member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising.

Representative Cases

• WW, LLC v. The Coffee Beanery, Ltd., No. 07-1830, 2008 WL 4899478 (6th Cir. Nov. 14, 2008)

• Thomas L. Kwako v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., NASD Arbitration Award Case No. 02-01873 (May 23, 2003)

• Goodwin and Boone v. Choice Hotels International, Inc., 346 Md. 153 (1997)

• Mid-Atlantic Telecom, Inc. v. Long Distance Services, Inc., 18 F.3d 260 CCH Rico Bus. Disp. Guide 8500 (4th Cir. 1994)

• Choice Hotels International, Inc. v. Palm-Aire Oceanside, Inc., 1996 WL 49063 (4th Cir. 1996)

• Choice Hotels International, Inc. v. Goodwin & Boone, 11 F.3d 469 (1993)

• Faw Casson & Co. v. Everngam, 94 Md. App. 129 (1992)

• Jiffy Lube International, Inc. v. Morgan, 1991 WL 107862 (D. Md. 1991) (aff’d.) 1993 WL 366330 (4th Cir. 1993)

• Wolf v. Klein, 1990 WL 86130, 16 Fed.R.Serv. 3d 1222 (4th Cir. 1990)

• Federal Savings and Loan Ins. Corp. v. Quality Inns, Inc., 876 F.2d 353 (4th Cir. 1989)

• Quality Inns International, Inc.v. Dollar Inns of America, Inc., CCH Bus. Franchise Guide, ¶10,007 (D. Md. February 10, 1989)

• Shotto v. Laub, 635 F. Supp. 835, Fed.Sec.L.Rep. ¶92,860 (1986)

• Shotto v. Laub, 632 F. Supp. 516 (D. Md. 1986)

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Business Arbitration
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Business Law
  • Franchises and Franchising
  • Franchise Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Crimes
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
443-564-4560  Phone
(410) 779-9199  Phone
(410) 710-6947  Fax
University Attended:
George Washington University, B.A., with distinction, 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982, Maryland; 1982, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1987, District of Columbia; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court; 2006, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Baltimore, Maryland, 1958
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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