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Bryan W. Dillon
  • Business Law
  • California
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Bryan is one of a small number of attorneys in the state of California to be certified as a Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He currently serves as a commissioner and Chair of the California State Bar's Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission (FDLAC), which oversees franchise specialist certification for the State of California and is a past Chair of the State Bar's Standing Committee on Franchise Law. Much of his practice involves business law litigation, but he also represents clients in transactional matters such as entity formation, contract (FDD) review/negotiations and all aspects of general business law. He has represented some of the largest franchisee associations in the country as well as single unit franchisees and sole proprietorships. He has a superb trial and appellate record, but perhaps more importantly, his experience and abilities in the courtroom have regularly produced favorable settlements for his clients, avoiding the need of costly trials.

Bryan has been repeatedly named to the Franchise Times's list of Legal Eagles, as one of the preeminent franchise attorneys in the country, and has spoken extensively on the subject of franchising. He's been a speaker at the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising, given numerous presentations at the West Coast Franchise Expo, as well as continuing education programs for the California State Bar. He's written scholarly articles for the ABA's Franchise Lawyer and Forum on Franchising, as well as many legal updates and guides for his firm.

Education
Dickinson School of Law
J.D.
William H. Dodd Ethics Award
Activities: President of the Public Interest Law Fund Senior Editor - Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
B.A.
Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Professional Experience
Partner
Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Forming a Franchisee Association
Indemnification Provisions in Franchise Agreements: How to Draft Them and How to Enforce Them
40th Annual Forum on Franchising
The Role of the Lawyer in a Franchisee's Due Diligence; American Bar Association
36th Annual Forum on Franchising
What Law Applies? The Importance of Understanding the Interplay Between Contractual Choice-of-Law Provisions and State Franchise Laws
Certifications
Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Legal Eagles
Franchise Times
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 203052
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Area
  • Business Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP
Main Office
1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
USA
Telephone: (415) 460-0100
Fax: (415) 460-1099
Lagarias, Napell & Dillon, LLP
Southern California Offices
2801 W Empire Ave
Burbank, CA 91504
USA
Telephone: (415) 460-0100
Fax: (415) 460-1099