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Elliot Reed Ginsburg

Franchising Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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About Elliot

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Practice areas

Elliot Ginsburg practices in the area of franchise and distribution law. On behalf of his clients, Elliot has dealt with a variety of legal issues including fraud, breach of contract, statutory violations, and violations of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. He has resolved numerous disputes between franchisees and franchisors and distributors and suppliers. He has helped clients recover damages, get out of franchise agreements, obtain releases from covenants not to compete, and cure alleged defaults.  Attorney Elliot Ginsburg is an editor of the Franchise Law Journal, has written several articles on franchising and distribution, presented at the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015 (limited to 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys in Minnesota).

In his work with franchisees and distributors across various industries, Elliot has gained experience within, among others, the hotel, food, energy, automobile, and medical industries.  Elliot also provides representation to craft and micro-brewers, beer distributors and others in allied fields. He has published articles on the legal aspects of the beer industry.

At the University of Minnesota Law School, Elliot received his degree magna cum laudeand was elected to Order of the Coif, a national honor society limited to the top ten percent of the law school class. In law school, Elliot was an Articles Editor of the Minnesota Journal of International Law and received the Best Brief award in his legal writing section.  Elliot graduated from Carleton College magna cum laude where he participated in numerous intramural sports, including intramural inner-tube water polo.  After graduating, he earned a Masters of Science with honors in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. After returning to Minnesota, Elliot worked as a lobbyist for a non-profit organization, helping to reform Minnesota's mortgage lending laws.  While working at Garner & Ginsburg, P.A, he has developed a broad range of experience helping clients achieve their goals.

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Location

Garner & Ginsburg, P.A.
222 S 9th St Ste 2930
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-3348

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Posted by Andrew | February 16, 2024
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Very Impressed
Throughout my time running a PE firm over the past 15 years I've brushed shoulders with my fair share of lawyers. Even though most are decent, I rarely find those that are truly excellent. I'm happy to say that has been the case with Elliot, Kirsten, and Erin. My group found ourselves in a pretty sticky and complex situation, and Elliot and his team got us the very best possible outcome. They were professional, concise, and very easy to work with. They worked quickly to gather all the information surrounding our issue and understand it completely. Then they took the reins and guided the situation, but always asked for input and direction from us along the way. They were even cool enough to allow my estate attorney to participate without being at all territorial. Although I don't feel like I have unreasonable expectations, I do hold professionals to a high standard, and I'm happy to say that I would 100% use Elliot and his team in the future.
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Posted by Sean | December 18, 2023
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100% Recommend
We received quick responses to our questions. Mr. Ginsburg is very knowledgeable and was able to give us directions and advice structured for us. The staff was always friendly and personable.
Posted by Michele | December 17, 2023
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
It is my pleasure to take this opportunity to Thank Elliot Ginsburg for the wonderful experience he provided me in handling the sale of my business. I found him so timely with quick and thorough responses. Elliot was on top of each of the steps through this process. Very much appreciated!!! Any one buying or selling a business, should absolutely consider contacting Elliot.
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Posted by Mari | November 23, 2023
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Wonderful Ally
Elliot was immensely helpful to me while I was navigating a business contract issue. He is responsive, timely, attentive, and kind. I would recommend him to anyone who may need guidance with contracts. I will be connecting with him for any future business needs that I may have.
Posted by Craig | October 31, 2023
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Beverage Brand Owner
Elliot is our go-to for contract negotiations and creation. We highly recommend Elliot.
Posted by Ranelle | July 31, 2023
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Highly Recommended for Cannabis Businesses Seeking Legal Counsel
Elliot Ginsburg has been representing my edibles business since MN became legal to sell low dose hemp edibles. He's been wonderful to work with as I enter the business of adult use, recreational edibles in the cannabis industry. I feel extremely fortunate to receive his guidance as things are rapidly changing with the new legalization of cannabis; and I would highly recommend him to other cannabis businesses who are seeking legal counsel. He is quick to respond and emails cannabis updates that he finds are pertinent to my business.
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Posted by Suresh | May 25, 2023
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100% Would Recommend
Elliot is a fantastic lawyer whom I have thoroughly enjoyed working with. He has represented the interests of my business very well through a variety of challenging circumstances and is always my first call when I feel like I'm getting in over my head.
Posted by Jim | February 23, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Elliot has been fantastic. He represents our company and is extremely professional and prompt. We would highly recommend.
Posted by Dean | August 19, 2022
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Dean Kapneck
Elliot, has a great bed side manner and Works very hard for his clients. His prices are very fait and he pays attention To every last detail.
Posted by CBerger | April 10, 2022
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Absolute Expert in Franchise Law
If you really need a franchise attorney don’t look further!! Elliot Ginsburg is simply the best; behind his calm demeanor and prudent approach, there is a sharp, knowledgeable and battle tested lawyer. Strongly recommend Elliot and the team Garner, Ginsburg & Johnsen, P.A.
Posted by Claudia | February 14, 2022
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Complicated Business Sale
"I worked with Elliot at Garner, Ginsburg & Johnsen. He was fantastic. He was responsive, thoughtful, and truly cared about my interests. I recommend him to anyone looking for legal help in the purchase or sale of a business."
Posted by Jose | February 8, 2022
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Clear advice and explanation, Quality, Responsiveness, Guidance
I had the experience of working with Elliot Ginsburg through the acquisition process of my business. He provided high quality service, clear explanations and prompt responsiveness to my emails and calls all the while providing great care and guidance through an unfamiliar process. I look forward to working with Elliot again and I highly recommend him and the Garner, Ginsburg, & Johnsen, P.A. team.
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Posted by Jeramy | July 16, 2021
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Highly Recommend for Beer Industry!
Elliot helped navigate my new startup through the business formation process. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Minnesota Beer Industry and the intricate laws within it. If you are looking for guidance, I absolutely recommend Elliot!
Posted by Aliaksandra | May 14, 2021
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Excelent Service! Highly Recommended!
When looking for an attorney in a franchise industry, Mr. Ginsburg should be your first choice. He was very responsive,highly professional and honest about the case. I have had my share of unpleasant experiences with attorneys, so I wasn't expecting such a positive experience that Mr. Ginsburg provided when settling our matter. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Nikki | April 7, 2021
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Simply the best!
I retained Elliot for a franchisee matter and it's the best decision I've made as a business owner. He is kind, thorough, responsive and, most importantly, he took careful time and attention to ensure that I understood the full scope of my agreement with the franchisor - benefits and risks. I'll be working with Elliot for years to come and recommend him without hesitation!
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Posted by Kyle | April 2, 2021
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The best!
I've been working with Elliot from the beginning - Through fundraising and forming our company through trademarking and unfortunately, legal disputes. He's the man!
Posted by Eric | November 4, 2020
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Best Franchise Lawyer!
I had the experience of working with Elliot twice over the past ten years in difficult and contentious situations against a formidable entity. Beyond his great knowledge of franchise law, his thoroughness and attention to detail, and his professionalism, what really stood out and impressed me most was Elliot's legal advocacy that is second to none. I always felt I was in good hands and I can't give a higher recommendation!
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Posted by Kevin | November 4, 2020
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Amazing franchise lawyer!!
Elliot is such a great lawyer! I've had many lawyers before but he is absolutely outstanding. Very professional and honest. One of the best franchise lawyer in the nation and you will never regret. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jacob | October 26, 2020
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Franchise dismissal
Elliot was extremely helpful in getting us out of the franchise system that we were stuck in. He was extremely intelligent on the matter and knew exactly what to do to help get us out from under the franchisor. I can not express how lucky we were to come into contact with him. Would recommend him for any of your franchisee law needs.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2020
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Highly Recommended for Franchisee Work
I cannot say enough good things about Elliot Ginsberg of Garner, Ginsburg & Johnsen, P.A. I retained Mr. Ginsberg in connection with a franchisee matter. Elliot is professional, thoughtful, intelligent, clever, fair and reasonable. His legal work is thorough and well researched and he takes extra precautions to verify factual information. He has the admirable ability of being calm and professional yet firm, even when met with less than professional behavior from opposing counsel. I spoke to many attorneys before deciding to go with Elliot and I know that I made the right decision. I would not hesitate to recommend Elliot (or the firm in general) to anyone needing the assistance of a franchisee attorney.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Garner & Ginsburg, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD
  • 2010
  • London School of Economics
  • M.Sc.
  • 2006
  • Carleton College
  • B.A.,
  • 2005

Associations

  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
  • Allied Trade Member Advisory Panel Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Franchise Law Journal Editor
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Chair's Award for Substantial Written Work or Presentation
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

  • ABA Forum on Franchising
  • How Far Up the Ownership Chain Can Liability Go? , Franchise Investor Claims and Liability
  • 2015
  • International Franchise Association
  • How to Ensure Your Franchisees Knock It Out of the Park
  • 2015
  • Franchise Law Journal
  • Fraud by Omission: An Argument for Broader Disclosures and Renewed Enforcement
  • 2015
  • ABA Forum on Franchising
  • Prosecuting and Defending Against a Claim of Spoliation: High Stakes Discovery Tactics in the Electronic Age
  • 2013
  • Franchise Law Journal (ABA)
  • Nailing the Blob of Mercury: Goodwill in Franchising
  • 2013
  • Franchise Times
  • Seismic Showdown: Franchisors craft language to make 'going dark' cost prohibitive
  • 2011
  • Franchise Law Journal (ABA)
  • A Secure Handle on the Requirement of a Bond for a Preliminary Injunction
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Franchise Institute
  • Franchisee Mistakes to Avoid
  • 2016
  • Cold Climate Conference
  • Cider Statutes and Regulations
  • 2016
  • Midwest Craft Brewers Conference
  • Beneath the Surface: Three Areas New Brewers Need to Approach with Caution
  • 2015
  • International Franchise Association
  • ow to Ensure Your Franchisees Knock It Out of the Park
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • How Far Up the Ownership Chain Can Liability Go? , Franchise Investor Claims and Liability
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Representing Brewers and Distillers
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Prosecuting and Defending Against a Claim of Spoliation: High Stakes Discovery Tactics in the Electronic Age
  • 2013
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Business Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Elliot helped a client navigate difficulties related to managing a brewery."
Minneapolis Franchising Lawyer Elliot Reed Ginsburg
Elliot Reed Ginsburg
Franchising Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 13 years