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Dawn Newton

Dawn Newton

Practice areas:

Franchising, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Litigation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Intellectual Property: 40%
    8 years
  2. Franchising: 40%
    12 years
  3. Licensing: 15%
    8 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    15 years

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Contact Info

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

1221 Broadway 21st Floor
Oakland, CA, 94612-1823



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers, FranchisingThe Best Lawyers in America 2013, 20142013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Certified Specialist, Franchise & Distribution LawThe State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2010
Future Leader AwardABA Forum on Franchising2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Legal Board of Specialization, State Bar of CaliforniaCommissioner, Franchise & Distribution Law Advisory Council2011 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember2008 - Present
Franchise Law Committee (State Bar of California, Business Law Section)Co-Chair2006 - 2011
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingMember2005 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Forum on Franchising, 36th Annual ForumAdvanced Disclosure Issues2013
ABA Forum on Franchising, 33rd Annual ForumBest Practices for Establishing a Franchise Compliance Program2010
Area Developer Magazine (now Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine)Keeping Ahead of the Law2007
UnknownNew Fax Rule Prohibits Advertising Without ConsentN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univeristy of California, Hastings College Of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Marijuana & Intellectual Property Conference, July 11, 2014Selecting Your Approach: Licensing v. Franchising2014
Estate Planning Council of Diablo Valley; May 21, 2014Copyright Recapture2014
ABA Forum on FranchisingAdvanced Disclosure Issues2013
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionThe Essentials of Franchise Law2010
ABA Forum on FranchisingBest Practices for Establishing a Franchise Compliance Program2010