Dady & Garner, P.A.
Trial Lawyers

Our nationwide practice is limited to the representation of franchisees, dealers and distributors in their relations with their franchisors, manufacturers and suppliers. Our mission is to help our clients to effectively and efficiently resolve their disputes, and to preserve and enhance the value of their businesses in the process. We have represented a wide array of clients from quick-service restaurants franchisees to farm and industrial equipment distributors, and have successfully resolved disputes against more that 200 different and supply systems. Our lawyers are frequent speakers and authors on franchise and dealer law topics. In appropriate cases, out firm shares the risk of litigation with the clients by making contingent fee arrangements or other alternatives to hourly billing.

Michael Dady


Michael Garner


Sarah Johnston


Ron Gardner


Erika Donner


John Holland


Jennifer Gehrig


Scott Korzenowski


Dan Rasmus


4000 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2204
Telephone: 612-359-9000     Fax: 612-359-3507


Faegre & Benson LLP

Faegre & Benson understands that Franchising is one of the most dynamic and exciting growth vehicles in our global economy. To achieve its objectives in the challenging, yet rewarding, franchise world, a franchisor must partner with a legal team that not only understands franchising, but also takes the time to understand the franchisor's business and objectives.

Few law firms embrace this approach with more passion and commitment than Faegre & Benson. We know the franchise business top to bottom, including the complexities created by the overlap of state and federal law. We also understand the challenges of building and operating a franchise system. It's your business. You need answers and we'll provide unparalleled legal support. We also understand what it means to be a part your team - finding solutions that allow you to meet your objectives.

Our lawyers are leaders in the franchise community. The team includes: a Past Chair of the International Franchise Association's (IFA) Supplier Forum; a member of IFA's Legal/Legislative, Membership and FranPac Committees; a member of IFA's Women's Franchise Committee and one Chair of the Women's Franchise Network Taskforce; a member of the Advisory Board for Nova Southeastern University's International Institute of Franchise Education; the Editor in Chief of the Franchise Law Journal; and the incoming Director of the ABA Forum on Franchising's LADR Committee.

Faegre & Benson LLP regularly handles among the most complex and challenging transactions and litigation work facing multinational businesses. The firm offers clients more than 475 lawyers in a full range of practice groups, with experience handling transactions and litigated matters in nearly every U.S. state and in more than 60 countries. All our international offices include substantial teams of foreign and U.S. lawyers

Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A.
500 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 632-3000
Fax: (612) 632-4444

Since 1866, we have consistently provided clients with the highest quality legal services. We are able to build personal, long-lasting relationships with our clients because we know that accessibility and accountability are the keys to strong relationship. Our vast services include franchise program development and regulatory compliance, trademark counseling and registration, financing and acquisitions, relationships counseling and international expansion. We also have expertise in all areas of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation. While we focus first on avoiding disputes, when litigation does arise, we vigorously and effectively defend our client's interests in the most efficient manner possible.

Reflections of our constant efforts to provide additional client value include the GPMemorandum, a periodic publication providing summaries of the most recent franchise related court decisions, and our Franchise Breakfast Roundtables, educational seminars on issues relevant to the franchise community. If you are interested in receiving the GPMemorandum, please email us at the address below.