Barry M. Heller

Barry Heller is the firm's most senior franchise litigation partner.

For over 30 years, Barry's practice has consisted almost exclusively of representing clients in franchise and distribution disputes throughout the country, both in litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Much of Barry's practice has focused on franchise termination matters, as well as on more complex franchise cases involving issues affecting the entire franchise system. He has handled cases involving, among other issues, termination, transfers, rights of first refusal, implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, alternative distribution channels, covenants against competition, trademark infringement, product sourcing and approval, advertising funds, acquisitions of other systems, antitrust and unfair competition. Barry has been involved in both domestic and international franchise matters. He has represented franchisors in actions involving individual franchisees, franchise associations, class actions, group actions, the Federal Trade Commission and suppliers.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Arbitration and Investigations, 3) Real Estate, 4) Intellectual Property and Technology and 5) Franchise and Commercial Contracts
Law School J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 1977
Education B.A., New York University 1974
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, American State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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