Eastman & Smith Welcomes Weis


Eastman & Smith is pleased to announce that Ashley B. Weis has joined the Firm’s Toledo office as an associate.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Weis served as corporate counsel for Marco’s Franchising, LLC, the franchisor of Marco’s Pizza headquartered in Toledo.

“We are very excited to welcome Ashley to Eastman & Smith as a member of our experienced team of business attorneys,” said Fadi V. Nahhas, chair of the Eastman & Smith Executive Committee. “Ashley’s experience in-house with a leading national franchisor will be extremely beneficial to helping our corporate clients reach their business goals.”

A member of the Firm’s Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Real Estate Law practice groups, Ms. Weis focuses her practice on franchise matters, including disclosures, contracting and related issues, as well as mergers and acquisitions, real estate, contract negotiation, and other corporate governance and compliance matters.

Ms. Weis spent over eight years working in various legal roles for Marco’s Pizza, which operates more than 1,100 stores in 33 states and in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Most recently as corporate counsel for the company, Ms. Weis was involved in a wide variety of business and legal matters including franchise disclosures and legal compliance, contracts, secured transactions, real estate, M&A, intellectual property and employment policies. 

Ms. Weis is a member of the Toledo Bar Association’s Finance Committee and the Ohio State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section. As a law student, she served as executive editor of the University of Toledo Law Review.

Ms. Weis received her J.D. (magna cum laude) and her bachelor of arts (summa cum laude) degrees from the University of Toledo.