Garner, Ginsburg & Johnsen Franchise Law Firm

The franchise law firm is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices in New York and Newark, New Jersey. Our franchise lawyers are recognized nationwide as leading attorneys in franchise law. To learn more about the background and accomplishments of each franchisee attorney, view their profiles below:

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W. Michael Garner

Partner and Shareholder

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Elliot Reed Ginsburg

Partner and Shareholder

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Erin Conway Johnsen

Partner and Shareholder

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D. Evan Sallee

Counsel to The Firm

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Kirsten Nordstrom

Associate Attorney

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“The complaint Michael Garner wrote for the court about how our franchisor defrauded us was as vivid as a suspense novel. His exceptional writing skills convinced anyone who read it of our cause. Not only did the court agree that we had been defrauded, but he convinced our state franchise agency to go after the franchisor, too.”

– Paul Amoruso, Former Franchisee

Washington, D.C.

“We bought a franchise on the basis of claims that turned out to be totally untrue. Garner, Ginsburg & Johnsen, P.A. sued not only the franchisor, but also its owners and investors. He left no stone unturned, and came up with mountains of evidence of the franchisor’s fraud. In the end, he got us a settlement that had the other side writing checks to us for years.”

Keith D., Former Franchisee

“When our supplier tried to refuse to renew our dealer agreement, Garner, Ginsburg & Johnsen, P.A. took charge and filed suit.  The lawsuit stopped the non-renewal from going forward, and we were able to sit down with the supplier and work things out.”

Chad Hall, Algona Marine

“Working with Elliot and his team was a fantastic experience. It was easy and convenient even though we are 2000 miles apart. Although my case turned out to be small it certainly had the potential to explode into a business altering event for us. Elliot’s willingness to listen about our issues with our Franchisor and provide open and honest feedback to us concerning our position helped shape my decisions on the approach to resolve our dispute with the Franchisor. I highly recommend the firm and if future problems or concerns with my franchise should arise Elliot will be my first call.”

Brian Fleisher, Home Repair Franchisee