Barbara A. Bagdon | Franchisee Lawyer
Barbara A. Bagdon is a partner of Dady & Gardner, P.A. Her practice focuses on representation of franchisees, dealers and distributors in disputes relating to all aspects of their relationships with their franchisors, manufacturers and suppliers. Prior to joining Dady & Gardner, P. A. in 2006, Barbara practiced in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation in Phoenix, Arizona. Barbara received her law degree from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law in 1998, where she received thesis honors, was on the Dean’s List, and was awarded the Alumni Association Prize in Legal Research and Writing. She received her B. A. degree magna cum laude from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Favorable court decisions demonstrating Barbara’s efforts on behalf of franchisees include the following: Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC v. Kershner, 492 F.Supp.2d 461 (E.D. Pa. 2007) (notwithstanding a contractual Pennsylvania choice of law provision, franchisees in California, New York, and Wisconsin were entitled to the protection of their respective state franchise disclosure laws); Randall v. Lady of America Franchise Corp., 532 F.Supp.2d 1071(D. Minn. 2007) (franchisor cannot escape potential statutory liability for illegal earnings claims based on contractual merger and integration clauses). In addition, Barbara has successfully negotiated issues including termination, non-renewal, and waiver of non-competition provisions with multiple franchisors.
Barbara is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, the ABA Forum on Franchising, and the American Association of Justice. While in Phoenix, Barbara served as chair of the National Conference for Community and Justice’s Walk-As-One Committee. The NCCJ promotes community among diverse people by fighting bias, bigotry, and racism. Barbara also served on the Board of Directors of Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women.
Ms. Bagdon has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.
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