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Richard Bayer

Franchising Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 17 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Franchising
    I prepare franchise disclosure documents (FDDs), guide franchisors through compliance matters and represent franchisors with domestic and international franchise sales. For franchisee clients, I review FDDs and negotiate franchise agreements.

    17 years, 100 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    I provide business law counsel to a wide variety of clients ranging from start-ups to national brands in areas including corporate structuring and governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and private equity financing

    17 years, 100 cases

  3. Business
    I provide business law counsel to a wide variety of clients ranging from start-ups to national brands in areas including intellectual property registration and protection, licensing and distribution agreements and non-competition agreements.

    17 years, 100 cases

  4. Real estate
    I represent businesses and entrepreneurs in commercial lease negotiations and commercial property acquisition and financing matters.

    17 years, 50 cases

Richard Bayer is a partner with Einbinder & Dunn LLP and leads the firm’s franchise regulatory practice. Mr. Bayer has been admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey since 2006 and 2005 respectively. Mr. Bayer serves as the Co-Chair of Business Law Subcommittee of the Hospitality Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA). He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the New York State Bar Association, the NYCBA, the ABA’s Forum on Franchising, the ABA’s Business Law Section, and the NYCBA’s Hospitality Law Committee.

His areas of practice primarily focus on franchise, licensing and distribution law, including franchise development and FDD registration, trademark protection and registration, commercial and residential real estate transactions, corporate formation and structuring, mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Bayer represents a variety of individual and corporate clients, including numerous start-up companies, throughout all phases of their business development.

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Posted by Donald | November 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Big picture business lawyer
Richard is a great business lawyer. He's practical. He anticipates possible problems and suggests ways to avoid them before they happen. He's a deal maker, not someone who tries to find reasons not to move forward. He lets his clients make their own decisions, but provides measured and experienced legal advice to minimize future problems based on years of experience. I always recommend Rich to anyone looking for sound business legal advice.
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Posted by Allan | December 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great job !!!
Richard did an excellent job for me, for sure I will use his service in the future in case needed and will recommend him to all my friends.
Posted by Mitchell | December 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Richard
Richard has helped guide me in numerous business ventures, form various corporations for a number of investments, negotiated contracts as well as advised me on risk management for my businesses. I look forward to working together on the next one!


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Einbinder &Dunn LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate
  • Einbinder & Dunn, LLP
  • 2006 - 2018


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • New York University, Stern School of Business
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002


  • New York City Bar Association, Hospitality Law Committee, Business Law Sub-committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Eagle
  • The Franchise Times
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S.News—Best Lawyers
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Stamford Entrepreneurial Society
  • Partnership Issues that Entrepreneurs Should Consider
  • 2019
  • International Franchise Expo
  • A Franchisee's Guide to Reading and Using the FDD
  • 2019
  • Franchise Expo West
  • A Franchisee's Guide to Reading and Using the FDD
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
Real estate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Franchising Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rich is an excellent lawyer, to whom I would be happy to refer clients. He is diligent, responsive and highly knowledgeable."
Business Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rich is an extremely smart and effective attorney - he is a tremendous resource for his clients, and he always prioritizes their business objectives."
New York Franchising Lawyer Richard Bayer
Richard Bayer
Franchising Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 18 years
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