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John D. Holland

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A Partner since 2005, John has a nationwide litigation practice and has successfully resolved disputes involving disclosure violations, unlawful termination, encroachment, and other violations of state franchise and dealership laws. John is a repeat member of The Best Lawyers in America, a repeat “Rising Star”, and “Super Lawyer” and member of the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers. One of only 45 Legal Eagles Hall of Fame members for his 10 straight years of recognition as a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times Magazine.

Professional Memberships

A member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising and the Minnesota State Bar Association.


John has been a regular speaker at the ABA Forum on Franchising’s annual conference, and has co-authored the following publications: Convincing the Factfinder: Strategic Trial Techniques For Franchise Counsel (ABA Forum on Franchising 2015); There Is No Such Thing As Boilerplate! (ABA Forum on Franchising 2012); The Most Frequently Litigated Substantive Provisions In Franchise And Dealership Agreements (ABA Forum on Franchising 2010); Litigating Disclosure Claims (ABA Forum on Franchising 2008); Litigating “The Contract”: The Evolution of the Integration Clause And The Parol Evidence Rule In Franchise And Distribution Cases (ABA Forum on Franchising 2005).


John resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife, Trina, and his two daughters, Amelia and Anika.

Languages Spoken



St. Olaf College


1991 - 1995

University of Minnesota Law School

Juris Doctorate

1995 - 1998