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David T. Azrin has more than 20 years experience representing companies and individuals in business disputes and litigation, contract drafting and negotiation, franchising, trademarks, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, defamation, license agreements, and employment law matters.  Mr. Azrin has tried more than ten cases to jury verdict, and handled numerous cases through trial, arbitration or appeal. 

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Franchising: 25%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%



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Contact info

Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP

845 3rd Ave, 8th Floor
New York, NY, 10022-6601

845 Third Ave 8th Fl
New York, NY, 10022



NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP2003 - Present
AssociateMeiselman, Denlea, Packman, Carton & Eberz P.C.Attorneys at Law2000 - 2003
PartnerLaw Office of David T. Azrin, P.A.1994 - 2000
AssociateGreenberg Taurig1988 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar Association, Franchise SectionMember2008 - Present
New York City Bar Legal Referral ServicePanel Member, Employment and Franchising2003 - Present
International Franchise AssociationFranchise Business Network Sponsor and Supplier2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationForum on Franchising Member1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thomas v. iStar FinancialJury verdict for plaintiff on retaliation claim.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Goliath Business Knowledge on DemandAvoiding Misunderstandings When Using a Subsidiary to Limit Potential Liability2003
Westchester County Business JournalExpanding your business? Consider franchising2001
World Franchise AssociatesFranchising in the USAN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1988
Stanford UniversityEconomics and Political ScienceA.B.1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarFranchisors: What You Need To Know About Complying With The New FTC Franchise Rule For Franchise Documents2008
Franchise Business NetworkProposed Changes to FTC Franchise Rule2005
Franchise HelpFranchisingN/A