Practice areas

Franchise/Dealership, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Business Organizations

Michael Einbinder, a founding Partner at Einbinder & Dunn, boasts extensive expertise in representing clients embroiled in legal disputes across state and federal courts, as well as within various arbitration forums nationwide. He has also adeptly guided clients through mediations. Michael’s caseload typically encompasses claims revolving around breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, interference with contractual relations, the enforcement of non-competition agreements, commercial real estate matters, and disputes among partners and shareholders. His clientele within the business and commercial realm spans a diverse range of industries, including business services, retail, restaurants, hospitality, pet services, the garment industry, entertainment, childcare, healthcare, manufacturing, and logistics. A substantial portion of Michael’s practice revolves around serving both franchisors and franchisees, handling tasks such as preparing Franchise Disclosure Documents, reviewing franchise agreements, and managing franchise-related disputes like terminations, trademark infringement cases, non-competition agreement enforcement, breach of contract claims, and fraud allegations. He is also skilled in addressing disputes pertaining to securities and bankruptcy issues, as well as matters involving wills, trusts, and guardianships.

Michael actively participates in professional associations, including the New York City Bar Association, the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, and the International Franchise Association. Furthermore, he contributes to the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, serving on both the Arbitration and Ethics committees.

Since 2010, Michael has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, presiding over a wide array of cases involving disputes related to breach of contract, license agreements, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, intellectual property, interference with contractual relations, enforcement of confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure and non-competition agreements, restrictive covenants, corporate dissolution, shareholders, partnership, LLC, and joint ventures agreements, as well as real estate and purchase/sale transactions. The industries covered in his cases include licensing and franchising, accounting, retail, restaurants, hospitality, insurance, finance, manufacturing, solar power, software, logistics, business services, public relations, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and education.

Michael is a recognized published author and a sought-after speaker, particularly on franchise-related matters. He has delivered speeches at events hosted by various organizations within the franchise and legal sectors, including the American Bar Association and the International Franchise Association. Michael holds the distinction of being rated as a top business litigation attorney by Super Lawyer and has consistently been honored as one of the premier attorneys in the field of franchising by his peers, in collaboration with Franchise Times’ editorial board, since 2004. Additionally, he has achieved national recognition in the Franchise category of Chambers USA and has been acknowledged by The Best Lawyers of America for his outstanding work in franchise law. Furthermore, Michael has received recognition from Who’s Who Legal: Franchise, solidifying his status among the world’s foremost franchise lawyers.

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