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Andrew M. Malzahn

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Andrew M. Malzahn is a partner at Dady & Gardner, P.A., where he represents franchisees and dealers nationwide in all aspects of their relationships with franchisors and manufacturers, from reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements before clients enter into the contractual relationship, to, when necessary, representing franchisees and dealers in various disputes (such as deceptive and fraudulent franchise sales, state and federal franchise registration and disclosure violations, encroachment, non-compete violations, and unlawful terminations) in state and federal court and arbitration. Andrew also represents several franchisee associations, from organization and formation, through tackling and resolving issues and disputes on a system-wide basis.

Andrew is an editor for the American Bar Association's Franchise Law Journal, and he has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine and a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times every year since 2020.

Andrew is driven to represent and fight for franchisees, dealers, and distributors, who frequently find themselves on the other side of the table from parties with much greater power and resources. Andrew's philosophy is to provide creative, efficient, and effective representation to meet his clients' business objectives.

Andrew will gladly speak to prospective franchisee and dealer clients at no initial charge to determine whether he and his colleagues can be of service.


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Presidential Scholar
    • Honors: CALI Award Winner
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    • B.S. - 2010
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Finance

Published Works

  • Co-Author: Using the FDD As A Sword and Shield In Litigation, American Bar Ass’n 45th Ann. Forum on Franchising, W-9 (Nov. 2-4, 2022)
  • Co-Author: Franchising & Distribution Currents, Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4, Spring 2021 Edition
  • Co-Author: Franchising & Distribution Currents, Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 4, Spring 2020 Edition
  • Co-Author: Don’t Tread on Me: A Defense of State Franchise Regulation, Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, Summer 2018 Edition
2021 Franchise Times Legal Eagles
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News & World Report | Franchise Law - Tier 1 | Minneapolis | 2023
Rated by Super Lawyers(R) - Andrew M. Malzahn Selected on 2023 | SuperLawyers.com