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David Scott Levaton

Franchising Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

5.0   4 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

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Practice area
  1. Franchising
    Franchising. My firm represents franchisees in all phases of their business, from FDD, Franchise Agreement and lease reviews to ongoing needs.


Franchise Legal Support is a law firm solely dedicated to assisting and representing franchisees. For 26 years, David Levaton has been a dedicated representative of the franchisees and their associations. Unlike most franchise lawyers, Mr. Levaton is a former owner and operator of several multi-unit franchised operations, so he understands franchisee concerns and issues. David's experience, from both the legal and business side, provides you unique and comprehensive counsel and legal representation.  Regardless of if you are just starting to purchase a franchised business or hae a complicated situation, you can trust that David will understand and be able to assist you. Contact Franchise Legal Support today to request your free case evaluation.  

Licensed for 34 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2023
Updated 03/18/2023
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/02/2022

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Franchise Legal Support
30700 Russell Ranch Road
Suite 250
Westlake Village, CA, 91362


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Diana Kharechko | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very good and knowledge
Since the first time I contacted David I knew I wanted him to work on my case. He is very knowlegeable about franchises, friendly and cares about his clients. He helped me all the way in the process and explained me all my concerns. I will hire David everytime I have a franchise concern. I am a franchisee and he always takes care of my case when I need help. Thank you David
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Posted by Dominique | August 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent All Around
I retained David services this year for a dispute I had with my franchisor and he did a great job. He always took the time to communicate and give details about everything that was happening with my case. He got to a favorable resolution fast and efficiently. If you need help going up against a major corporation, David will fight for you.
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Posted by Mark | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
David Scott Levaton is one point!!
I retain David to get my money back from a franchise, one year and 8 months after taking on this new and exciting venture. I begin to get discourage and began inquiring about getting my money back. After enormous email with the franchise owner I was getting nowhere. So I started researching lawyers in California where the franchise headquarters are located. I called about five different lawyers to get an idea about what they think. After speaking with a few of them, David was the only person that took the time to explain everything and answer my entire concerns before I decided to even retain him. Within 2 months of hiring David to represent me he was able to get a settlement without going to court. I would definitely recommend David to anyone; he is very professional, knowledgeable and handled my case in a quick and effective manner.
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Posted by Kristy | March 5, 2015
David Scott Levaton is Top Notch!
I was introduced to David several months ago, and from our very first meeting, I was and have been super impressed with him. I enlisted David’s help to vet out a franchise opportunity and review the contract/FDD for consideration. David’s representation and knowledge of the franchise industry is immeasurable! My husband and I feel very lucky to have found someone with such depth of knowledge and who specializes in representation of the franchisee (insert happy dance). David is extremely professional, makes himself available on short notice and has such an eloquent articulation of the legal language. As we move through the franchise ownership funnel, I look forward to partnering with David. He’s definitely a solid advisor that we want on our business team going forward.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Franchise Legal Support
  • 1988 - Present


  • Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate
  • 2013
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1988
  • University of Southern California
  • BS
  • 1984


  • California State Bar Franchise Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member; Mediation Week Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • ABA Forum on Franchising
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Westlake Village Franchising Lawyer David Scott Levaton
David Scott Levaton
Franchising Attorney
Westlake Village, CA
Licensed for 34 years