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|MN||Authorized to practice||1997||02/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lewis R. Rudnick LIfetime Achievement Award||ABA||2015|
|Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers||2012|
|Top 15 Franchise Lawyers in the United States||Chambers USA||2007|
|Top 100 Legal Eagles||Franchise Times||2006|
|Chairman's Award||American Association of Franchisees and Dealers||2004|
|Legal Eagels||Franchise Times||2003|
|Attorney of the Year||Minnesota Lawyer||2000|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2000|
|Partner||Garner & Ginsburg, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Dady & Garner, P.A.||1997 - 2010|
|Partner||Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis||1985 - 1997|
|Associate||Rivkin Sherman and Levy||1980 - 1984|
|Associate||Hughes Hubbard & Reed||1976 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Sections of Antitrust and Litigation Member||Member||1976 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising||Member||1976 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1976 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Foundation||Life Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising||Governing Committee Member||1993 - 1999|
|The FTC Franchise Rule - ABA||Prohibitions and Liabilities - Chapter 5||2012|
|American Bar Association||Franchise Desk Book||2001|
|NY Forms on Jury Instructions - Matthew Bender||Franchise and Distribution Agreements - Chapter 14||1992|
|West||Franchise & Distribution Law & Practice (3 Vols.), with annual supplements||1990|
|Clark Boardman Callaghnan||Procedural Aspects of Municipal Finance Litigation - Chapter 14 in Gelfand, State & Local Government Debt Financing, with annual supplements||1986|
|New York University School of Law||Law||J.D.||1975|
|Practicing Law Institute||Franchising||N/A|
|National Franchise Law Institute||Franchising||N/A|
|International Franchise Association||Franchising||N/A|
|Forum on Franchising (1986 - present)||Franchising||N/A|
|American Association of Franchisees and Dealers||Franchising||N/A|
Posted by Virainder
I stumbled upon Mr. Michael Garner after exhausting all my options of finding a suitable attorney in Atlanta who could got me out from the evil clutches of my franchisor. I met over 100 attorneys who were willing to represent the franchisor but scared to represent a franchisee. My franchisor has changed their business model and are trying to put individual franchisees out of business or acquire them by using unfair practices. My franchisor started threatening me after being with them over 14 years to close down my business by sending the Sheriff and enforcing the non-compete. Mr. W. Michael Garner was so nice that he looked at my case for no charge and gave his honest opinion which helped me in making a decision. He taught me that business wrong is not always legally wrong. He taught me that the franchisor acts for itself and does not care what happens to the franchisee. He is so mature that he calmed me at all stages of the process where in normal course I would have gone a different direction. He helped me all the way by protecting me from making very costly mistakes which my franchisor was waiting for so that they could have the last laugh. His strategies helped us to save more than $100K and our business. Me, my wife along with our college aged daughter are indebted to him. Without his help we would have gone bankrupt and the American dream would have been shattered.
Posted by anonymous
When an attorney is needed, it's almost always when there is a great deal of doubt, uncertainty, and anxiety. We were fortunate in that we were introduced to Mr. Garner.
After trying to resolve the issue with corporate headquarters on our own with no progress, we hired Mr. Garner. We immediately appreciated Mr. Garners forthright and honest assessment. He answered all questions and concerns in a manner that was professional, courteous, and friendly. His communication style allowed us to feel that he not only understood our legal and financial position, but our emotional position as well. Very empathetic to our situation.
We honestly don't have enough good things to say about Mr. Garner. He returned our phone calls and emails in a timely fashion. We never had to contact him for an update or had to ask a question twice. We feel he was very efficient with his time and fair with his billing.
After working to resolve the issue with corporate, we truly felt we were fighting an uphill battle. At best, we were hoping to see 50% of our investment back, but realistically thinking 30% was the likely outcome.
I don't have the words to explain how it felt when Mr. Garner called to let us know we were going to be receiving 100% of our investment. This was better than we had ever hoped and faster than we could have imagined.
Hopefully you will never need the services of a franchise attorney, but should you find yourself in a situation for which there appears to be no solution, don't waste any time or create more frustration and uncertainty. Contact Mr. Garner immediately. It's a decision you won't regret.
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