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Overview

Overview

David Steinberg is an attorney in our Franchising practice group. He specializes in the development of start-up franchise systems and distributorships, licensing, registration, litigation, and the arbitration of franchise disputes. He has formerly served as General Counsel to a publicly-held franchise company and regularly advises franchisors and franchisees throughout the United States. David is certified by The International Franchise Association as a Certified Franchise Executive.

 

 

Education & Admissions

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Georgetown University Law School
    Master’s degree in International Trade Regulation
  • University of Detroit School of Law
    J.D.
    Article and Book Review Editor of the Law Review
  • University of Michigan
    Bachelor of Arts in History and Communications

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • California

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • Appointed to the Social Media Task Force of the Franchise Relations Committee of the International Franchise Association, 2013
  • Appointed to the Acquisition Task Force of the Franchise Relations Committee of the International Franchise Association
  • Appointed to the Franchise Relations Committee of the International Franchise Association, 2013-present
  • Member of State Bars of Michigan and California
  • American Bar Association, Anti-Trust Section
  • American Bar Association Forum Committee on Franchising
  • Farmington/Farmington Hills Chamber of Commerce, Director, 2005-2008
  • Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation of Youth and Families 2004-2009, President 2009
  • University of Michigan Board of Student Publications, Board Member, 2011 – 2014
  • Walled Lake Schools Foundation for Excellence, Board Member, 2001 to present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of California

News

News

Publications

  • “Uncertainty Abounds. The Joint Employer Doctrine and the Franchise Business Model”, Michigan Bar Journal (May 2017)
  • “The Accidental Franchise”, Michigan Bar Journal, December 2014
  • “EB-5 Investor Program Offers Source of Funding for Franchises”, ABA Forum on Franchising, November 14, 2014
  • “What Do You Mean I Can’t Renew?”, The Franchise Lawyer, Summer 2013
  • “Contrasting Perspectives on Franchise Terminations: The Franchisee’s Perspective,” Lederman and Steinberg, Michigan Bar Journal, December 2012
  • Panelist, 2009 ABA Forum Committee on Franchising: “Inside a Franchise Arbitration.”
  • Co-author, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” Franchise Law Journal, Summer, 2007
  • Guest Speaker, Direct Selling Association, Washington, D.C. (February 2004)
  • Program Host, “Legal Talk, “Franchise Focus, and “Its Your Business,” Comcast Cable, 1995—2001
  • Contributor, Los Angles Daily Law Journal, 1990
  • May and Steinberg, “Great Expectation for Franchising: The 1984 Amendments to the Michigan Franchise Investment Law,” Michigan Bar Journal, January 1984
  • “Application of the Antitrust and Labor Exemptions to Collective Bargaining of the Reserve System in Professional Baseball,” Wayne Law Review, vol. 28, p. 1301, 1982
  • “The Role of Section 2 of the Sherman Act in International Patent Fraud: Walk Tall and Carry a Big Stick, Washington University Law Review, vol. 59, p. 123, 1981
  • “The National Hockey League Reserve System: A Restraint of Trade?” Comment, University of Detroit Urban Law Review, 1979