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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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Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 80%
    43 years
  2. Mediation: 20%
    22 years

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PO Box 10158
Palm Desert, CA, 92255


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lifetime Achevement AwardAsian American Hotel Owners Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chairman & CEOAmerican Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD)1992 - Present
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Robert Purvin1977 - 2014
AssociateMarinos & Styn1973 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Franchisees & DealersChairman and CEO1992 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Franchise Law CommitteeMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
AAFDAAFD Fair Franchising Standards2012
John A. Wiley and SonsThe Franchise Fraud: How to Protect Yourself Before and After You Invest1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual MeetingHow to Really Negotiate a Franchise Agreement2009
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingRepresenting Franchisees2006
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingFranchise Legislation1997
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingFranchise Relationships1997