Melissa Lyn Bernheim

Miami, Florida
Experience: 14 years
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About Melissa Lyn Bernheim

•Mrs. Bernheim Fuller’s practice focuses on franchise law, business transactions, commercial litigation and real estate matters. As the former General Counsel for Smoothie King Franchises, as well as a senior attorney for a well-known franchise law firm, she has experience representing both franchisors and franchisees in all business aspects of franchising as well as general commercial litigation. In addition, Mrs. Bernheim Fuller has extensive corporate transactional experience having also spent time as the Senior Legal Counsel for Perry Ellis International, Inc. •Mrs. Bernheim Fuller has represented clients spanning from major international corporations to small businesses and individuals. She has counseled clients on matters such as business and partnership formation, business torts, franchise disclosure documentation, unlawful terminations, covenants not to compete, franchise litigation, general commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. •In addition to her franchise and corporate experience, Mrs. Bernheim Fuller has experience in real estate and bankruptcy law where she has represented corporate debtors and trustees.

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property »
  • International Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trademarks

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • FloridaSince 2003


  • American University Washington College of Law J.D. (2002) | Law 1999 - 2002
  • Emory University B.A. (1999) | Political Science 1995 - 1999
  • Emory University B.A. (1999) | Political Science 1995 - 1999


  • Star of the Quarter American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2012

Professional Association

  • Best Buddies International #347499 South Florida Advisory Board Member 2013 - Current
  • International Franchise Association #347500 Member 2010 - Current
  • Florida State Bar #347501 Member 2003 - Current
  • American Bar Association #347502 Member 2002 - Current


201 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2800
Miami, FL 33131 USA

Telephone: (305) 777-1677
Fax: (305) 362-1890

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