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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 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.

No charge for initial consultation.  You can obtain more information about my franchise experience at


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


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



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Contact info

Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP

845 3rd Avenue
New York, NY, 10022-6601


NYCurrently registered 199907/10/2016
FLMember in Good Standing198806/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent - Highest Level of Professional ExcellenceMartindale-Hubbell2016
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
Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP NewsletterFranchise Law Update: NLRB Steps Up Actions to Hold Franchisors Liable for Franchisees’ Violations of Federal Labor Laws2016
Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP NewsletterUpdating Franchise Disclosure Documents2015
Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP NewsletterTrademark Protection in the Age of Expanding Internet Domain Names2014
Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP NewsletterIncreasing Efforts to Impose Employment Law Liability on Franchisors2014
Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP NewsletterTips and Reminders for Employers2014
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