Founder and Chairman of the American Association of Franchisees & Dealers, a national non-profit trade association advocating for franchised business owners. The AAFD has helped launch and supports scores of franchisee associations as affiliated or managed chapters.
Purvin is the author of The Franchise Fraud: How to Protect Yourself Before and After You Invest, a best selling expose' of the franchising industry. Purvin is a California Certified Franchise Law Specialist. His practice is limited the the representation of independent franchisee associations engaged in negotiating their franchise agreements and promoting collaborative franchise cultures.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lifetime Achevement Award||Asian American Hotel Owners Association||2012|
|Chairman & CEO||American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD)||1992 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Robert Purvin||1977 - 2014|
|Associate||Marinos & Styn||1973 - 1977|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association of Franchisees & Dealers||Chairman and CEO||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Franchise Law Committee||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1973 - Present|
|AAFD||AAFD Fair Franchising Standards||2012|
|John A. Wiley and Sons||The Franchise Fraud: How to Protect Yourself Before and After You Invest||1994|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|Annual Meeting||How to Really Negotiate a Franchise Agreement||2009|
|American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising||Representing Franchisees||2006|
|American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising||Franchise Legislation||1997|
|American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising||Franchise Relationships||1997|