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Franchising - USA - Nationwide
“Dean is very experienced in all aspects of franchise law. He is very responsive and has an agile mind that looks at all sides of the issue and multiple approaches for resolution.” “Dean is one of the most thoughtful and conscientious lawyers I’ve come across in this industry.”
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Dean Fournaris is Chair of the Franchise and Distribution Practice Group and a Litigation Partner. Dean is a franchise and distribution lawyer who represents public and private franchisors, licensors, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, distributors, and developers in matters across the country.
Dean focuses his practice on developing, structuring, and maintaining franchise and distribution networks, transactions and contracts involving franchise and distribution systems, franchise registration and disclosure, manufacturing and operating systems and standards, and other related regulatory and transactional matters. He regularly advises franchise and distribution system clients in connection with all aspects of their franchisee-distributor, customer, supplier, and competitor relationships. Dean also prosecutes and defends franchise and distribution cases, including injunction actions, before state and federal courts and arbitration panels on behalf of franchisors, manufacturers, and distributors.
Dean is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising and serves on its Publications Committee. He is a founding member of the Franchise Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and served as its Chair from 2003 to 2007. In addition, Dean is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Franchise Law Committee of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section and the New Jersey Bar Association’s Franchise Law Committee.