Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall and Harlan Barry Kurtz is chair of Lewitt Hackman’s Franchise Practice Group. He represents franchisors and franchisees in national and regional restaurant, retail and service businesses. Kurtz has earned Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating (AV Preeminent 5.0) for his legal ability and ethics. The Business Journal honored him as a Trusted Advisor in 2007, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2019. The last time he was given the Attorney of the Year - Trailblazer Award. Also, he has been named a “Super Lawyer” by the Journal of Law and Politics since 2010. ALMA MATER: UCLA BEST ADVICE: Think like a businessman, not like a lawyer. FAVORITE BOOK: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. BUCKET LIST: Touring Italy and Spain for a month.