Pat Cardwell

Florham Park, NJ


About Pat Cardwell

Pat Cardwell is an attorney. He leads the franchise and opportunity fund practices at Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C., based in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Jardim, which has offices in New Jersey and New York, focuses on employment law, corporate and commercial law, real estate, toxic torts, wills, debt collections and special education law. The firm was founded in 2012.

Cardwell represents franchisors and franchisees in various industries. On the franchisor and master franchisor side, he assist companies in preparing franchise disclosure documents and other regulatory filings, and represents them in domestic and international franchise negotiations, renewals, assignments and disputes. On the franchisee side, Cardwell helps franchisees of all sizes review franchise disclosure documents and in negotiations of new franchise agreements, franchise renewals, compliance, assignment of franchise agreements and approval of new franchisees.

Cardwell also represents clients in commercial and contracts litigation in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Cardwell is the former general counsel of Realogy Corporation, the franchisor of six of the most recognized brands in the real estate industry. Before joining Jardim, he was founder and general counsel of Zippy Shell Inc.

He holds a law degree from American University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Jardim, Meisner & Susser


30b Vreeland Road, Florham Park