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David Thomas Azrin

Franchising Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   16 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 24 years
    New Jersey - NJ 24 years
    Florida - FL 35 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

David T. Azrin has more than 30 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 many cases to jury verdict, and has handled numerous cases through trial, arbitration or appeal. 

 

For his distinguished work in the franchising industry, the Franchise Times has honored Mr. Azrin with their top designation, the "Legal Eagle."  The magazine awards this honor only to the top 125 lawyers in frachising.  He has also been named a "Super Lawyer" for franchising, licensing and distribution law.
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Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Wuersch & Gering LLP
100 Wall Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY, 10005

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Cynthia | January 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Breach of a Business Contract
Our company was extremely represented well by Mr. David Azrin, attorney at law. He was very professional in every way. We appreciated his willingness to research our claim and familiarize himself with our unique company. We also appreciated David Azrin's time and effort that he put into our claim this past year for our company. He took our case seriously. He got to know us and gave his expert advise. David was very diligent about our matter and committed himself to being involved in our case. Mr. David Azrin pulled all the strings needed to help settle our case in a timely matter. He wrote a strong Demand letter to the other party concerning non- payment of a business contract. Mr. Azrin also suggested a mediation with an Honorable retired judge, which we proceeded with. After both parties agreed on a settlement, Mr. Azrin volunteered to write a Binding Term and the final Bill of Sale with clear terms. Without Mr. Azrin's help we believe that our company would have lost tens of thousands of dollars from a breached business contract. Our company was satisfied with Mr. Azrin's professionalism and his excellent service. If you are searching for a dedicated attorney, then contact Mr. David Azrin. He has a servant's heart and is ready to help resolve your problem. Mr. Azrin is part of the reason why his law firm is in the top 5% of New York's Super Lawyers. Mr. David Azrin will not let your business down. What he did for us, he can do for you. Sincerely, Cynthia
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Posted by Carlos | January 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
CEO
David's guidance in all aspects of Franchise Law in the US has been critical as we seek to deploy our Chatime brand in the US. David's experience of this sector has been invaluable and we look forward to working together in the future as we invest to grow our brand sustainably for all stakeholders.
Posted by Tim | January 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and diligent
David was recommended by another Australian Franchisor because of his experience and knowledge and I am grateful for the referral. David's relaxed but diligent approach has helped us navigate the US franchise landscape.
Posted by Michael | January 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
David and his firm are truly great to work with. David is extremely knowledgeable, very responsive and pays close attention to detail. He handled a complex transaction with a lot of moving parts and got the deal to the finish line because of his dedication to us as the clients.
Posted by Christie | May 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
David Azrin literally saved my future. I was conned out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by an ex, and David got me the ENTIRE amount back plus interest and legal fees! I would absolutely recommend him - he was thorough and kind, and above all, efficient.
Posted by Allen | January 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Contract Review
Hired David to review and give comments on a contract to sell my company. His work was efficient, clear & complete. I would strongly recommend David.
Posted by Joel | January 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Cream of the crop
Serving our business in many aspects with a combination of professionalism, knowledge, expertise and commitment.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful for their legal advice and guidance
When I was introduced to David Azrin, I was about to get into a partnership deal for a new business venture that turned out to be rather sneaky and not at all in my favor. After a few rounds of tough negotiations with my 'business partner-to-be', David's guidance pushed me towards breaking the deal as much as some aspects of it seemed attractive. Although bittersweet at first, it was the best advice I was ever given and the best decision I made for my career as a young entrepreneur. Every penny spent on related legal fees were worthwile and saved me from huge potential expenses and damages later.
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Posted by Thomas | September 1, 2020
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Excellent Experience
I much appreciated David's thoughtfulness in the trademark and licensing process. He was very accommodating and understanding of my particular business process and provided critical counsel on strategic business decisions that would affect legal standing.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional
David Azrin has guided our firm through a number of labor related issues over the past seven years. in total around eight cases ranging from one to multiple plaintiffs. He is thorough, honest and very knowledgeable. We entirely trust his judgement and have been very satisfied with the results of the cases he handled on our behalf. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Luigi | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Vital support for Amorino's growth in North America
David, who I have worked with since the creation of Amorino's first Franchise Disclosure Document is not only an extremely competent franchise legal advisor, but also always readily available to share his experience in all aspects of Franchise Business development. And also very fairly priced!!
Posted by Joel | January 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
If I'll put it in words I'll surely fail, so let's phrase it this way: David is just anything and everything you can expect and get out of a lawyer! And yes, anything and everything!
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2014
Awesome Attorney !!!
David Azrin is an honest, knowledgeable, sharp and communicative attorney. He helped a non-profit organization with reasonable rates professionally, Thank you, Mr. Azrin.
Posted by stephane | May 15, 2014
Exit of a french franchise in 1 month
David has been very comprehensive and efficient to allow me to exit from a french "connected" franchise in Florida , in less than 1 month, which allow me now to save my investment of 100 keuro as a french E2 visa investor. Due to his strong action, and negociation abilities on a daily basis, he had saved all our french family from a big disaster because we had invested all our savings in this florida business to live the american dream which was in fact a strong nightmare as a new age slavery.... Thank you so much david to have been successfull to unslave our arms in 1 month
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2008
Client Review
David Azrin was knowledgeable, accessible and dedicated. He is honest and when my problem was out of his area of specialization, he found another equally excellent and aboveboard lawyer to help me. Mr. Azrin did such a remarkable job that I have recommended him to other friends in need of legal advice. He is a gift to his profession. He was such a talented and powerful advocate that, only hours after presenting the case, the other party capitulated. I am glad to have met David Azrin.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2008
Business Development / Franchise Executive
I would highly recommend David's services. He was prompt and extremely knowledgeable about many areas of the law from the very start. I have witnessed David's honesty, diligence, and hard work first-hand. He and his staff operate in an efficient and organized manner to obtain my desired results in a timely fashion through all of my business dealings with him. He is also sensitive to my business needs and extends wise and useful ideas/suggestions in order for me to make the correct strategic decisions. I have utilized David's services in the areas of trademark and franchise law. I know there's a lot of unsatisfactory reviews about lawyers, but David Azrin is definitely a good seed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Meiselman, Denlea, Packman, Carton & Eberz P.C.
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Partner
  • Law Office of David T. Azrin, P.A.
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Greenberg Taurig
  • 1988 - 1994
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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • J.D., Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • 1988
  • Stanford University
  • A.B. with Honors and Distrinction, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Thomas v. iStar Financial
  • Jury verdict for plaintiff on retaliation claim.

Associations

  • New York State Bar Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Committee
  • Chair
  • 2022 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Franchise Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York City Bar Legal Referral Service
  • Panel Member, Employment and Franchising
  • 2003 - Present
  • International Franchise Association
  • Franchise Business Network Sponsor and Supplier
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Forum on Franchising Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer in Franchise Law
  • New York City Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Legal Eagle - top franchise attorney in the United States
  • Franchise Times Magazine
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Top-Rated Labor & Employment Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell and ALM Media
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer in Franchise Law
  • New York City Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Legal Eagle - top franchise attorney in the United States
  • Franchise Times Magazine
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Legal Eagle - top franchise attorney in the United States
  • Franchise Times magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer in Franchise Law
  • New York City Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Legal Eagle - top franchise attorney in the United States
  • Franchise Times magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer in Franchise Law
  • New York City Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Eagle - top franchise attorney in the United States
  • Franchise Times Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Eagle - top franchise attorney in the United States
  • Franchise Times Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Legal Eagle - top franchise attorney in the United States
  • Franchise Times magazine
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Westchester County Business Journal
  • Expanding your business? Consider franchising
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Franchisors: What You Need To Know About Complying With The New FTC Franchise Rule For Franchise Documents
  • 2008
  • Franchise Business Network
  • Proposed Changes to FTC Franchise Rule
  • 2005
  • Franchise Help
  • Franchising
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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New York Franchising Lawyer David Thomas Azrin
David Thomas Azrin
Franchising Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation
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