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Tal Grinblat is a Shareholder in the intellectual property group of the firm. His practice emphasizes franchising and distribution, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property. He is a certified specialist in franchise and distribution law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Grinblat received his Bachelor's Degree with High Honors in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, in 1997 from the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America.

Mr. Grinblat is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the American, Los Angeles County, and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, The International Franchise Association, and the Los Angeles Copyright Society. He has been a member of the Franchise Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California since August, 2005 and has served as Chair of the Committee in the 2008-2009 term. Most recently, he was selected by Super Lawyers as a 2010 "Rising Star" in Los Angeles Magazine.

Mr. Grinblat has written extensively on franchise, trademark and copyright matters and has been published in the Franchise Law Journal, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Fernando Valley Business Journal and New Matter, which is the official publication of the intellectual property section of the State Bar of California.


Languages spoken: Hebrew, English

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Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 50%
  2. Intellectual Property: 50%


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Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, A Law Corporation

16633 Ventura Boulevard 11th Floor
Encino, CA, 91436


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review Rating PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2011
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2010
40 Under 40 AwardSan Fernando Valley Business Journal2008
Certified Specialist - Franchise and Distribution LawState Bar of California2008
Reg Robinson Award for Excellence in International RelationsUniversity of California Santa Barbara1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan2003 - Present
AssociateArter & Hadden1999 - 2003
AssociateKramer & Kaslow1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Franchise Law Committee of the State Bar of CaliforniaVice Chair of Legislation2011 - Present
ProvisorsMember2010 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Franchise Law CommitteeChair2008 - 2009
International Franchise AssociationMember2005 - Present
Los Angeles Copyright SocietyMember2005 - Present
Franchise Law Committee of the State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New Matter (State Bar of California IP Section)Nine Ways to Avoid Copyright Termination2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalAre Baseball Franchises Really Franchises?2011
San Fernando Valley Business JournalTrademark Protections for More than Your Name & Logo2009
State Bar of California - Intellectual Property Law SectionThe Unintended Franchise and How to Avoid It2008
Los Angeles Business JournalFirms Cash in on Franchising Boom (Quoted)2007
Los Angeles Daily JournalCaveat Franchisor2007
Los Angeles Daily JournalA Crack in Arbitration Contracts2007
San Fernando Valley Business JournalClearing Up Misconceptions About Copyright Protection2005
American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law NewsletterAvoiding the Franchise Surprise in IP Licensing Agreements2005
American Bar Association, Franchise Law JournalBe Prepared — Managing Catastrophic Risks in Franchise Systems2002
San Fernando Valley Bar Association Bar NotesCounseling Risk Management in a World of Terror2001
Legal Medical QuarterlyOffenses to the Olfactory Senses and the Law of Nuisance1997
Journal of Contemporary Health Law and PolicyPatient Awareness During General Anesthesia1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional Development SeriesIntroduction to Franchise Law for Accountants2012
MCLE accredited seminarAvoiding the Accidental Franchise2012
Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Internet Law SectionsCopyright Termination2012
Board of Legal Specialization "How To" SeriesIs That a Franchise in Your Pocket?2012
Seminar SeriesBrand Protection for Chambers of Commerce2011
SeminarIntroduction to Franchising2010
SeminarThe Inadvertent Franchise2010
Client Seminar SeriesFranchising in the Current Economy2010
Seminar SeriesTrademarks, Copyrights & Trade Secrets: What You Need to Know2009
SeminarFranchise Law Introduction For Accountants2009
State BarThe Accidental Franchise2008
UnknownProtecting Your Intellectual Property for Next to Nothing2003
UnknownWhen No One Else Knows How to Do It: Protecting, Using and Profiting from Your Inventions, Trademarks, Know How and Business Processes2003
UnknownIntelligent Risk Management2002
UnknownUnlocking Value From Your Company’s Intellectual Property — Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Patents, Copyrights and Franchising2001