Attorney David T. Azrin Profile

Professional Background and Articles

David T. Azrin - New York Franchise AttorneyDavid T. Azrin is a partner of the law firm Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP, since 2003. Mr. Azrin began his career in 1988 at the law firm, Greenberg Traurig, in its main office in Miami, Florida, where he worked for six years. He had his own law firm in Miami for six years, from 1994 to 2000, before moving to New York, where he joined the law firm, Meiselman Denlea Packman & Eberz, from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Azrin is a 1988 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an editor on the Michigan Law Review. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1985, where he graduated with Honors in Economics and Phi Beta Kappa.

David T. Azrin is a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Bar Association Referral Network, the Westchester County Bar Association, and the Miami-Dade Bar Association.

Mr. Azrin has been named a "Legal Eagle" by the Franchise Times magazine. Legal Eagles are the top 125 lawyers in franchising in the country, as nominated by their peers and determined by a Franchise Times editorial panel.

Mr. Azrin is an active member of the International Franchise Association, and he is the sponsor in the New York City tri-state area for the International Franchise Association's Franchise Business Network program.

Mr. Azrin has been a speaker at the IFA's national convention, and has written several articles on franchise law matters.

Mr. Azrin is a member of the New York, New Jersey, and Florida bars.

Examples of publications and speaking engagements include:

"New York Wage Law Update". Firm Newsletter, Winter 2015.

"Updating Franchise Disclosure Documents". Firm Newsletter, Summer 2015.

"Trademark Protection in the Age of Expanding Internet Domain Names". Firm Newsletter, Fall 2014.

"Increasing Efforts to Impose Employment Law Liability on Franchisors". Firm Newsletter, Fall 2014.

"New Franchise Rules Require Separate Disclosure Documents for Area Representative Agreements". Firm Newsletter, Fall 2014.

"Trademarks – The Importance of Registering and Policing Your Brands". Firm Newsletter, Fall 2012.

"Three Commonly Asked Wage and Hour Law Questions". Firm Newsletter, Spring 2012.

"Franchise Law Update – New Regulations and Recent Court Decisions Affecting Franchising". Firm Newsletter, Winter 2012.

"Franchising in the United States – Where to Start," Featured Article, Franspeak, World Franchise News, April, 2010.

"Setting Minimum Resale Prices," Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP newsletter, Summer 2010.

"Franchisors: What You Need To Know About Complying With The New FTC Franchise Rule For Franchise Documents," Webinar Seminar, May 7, 2008, sponsored by Franchise Help.

Webinar Seminars:

  • What You Need to Know about complying with Changes to the FTC Franchise Rule
  • What you need to know about complying with the new FTC Franchise Rule for Franchise Documents

"Proposed Changes to the FTC's Franchise Rule," IFA Franchise Business Network Meeting, New York, New York, February 8, 2005.

"Refranchising Company Operated Units," Moderator, Business Roundtable, IFA Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2004.

"Avoiding Misunderstandings When Using a Subsidiary to Limit Potential Liability," Franchising World, January 2003.

"Expanding Your Business? Consider franchising." Westchester County Business Journal, January 13, 2002.

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