Dean T. Fournaris

Partner

Dean T. Fournaris
Partner
office Philadelphia
phone 215-988-8311
fax215-988-8344
emailcfournaris@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile


Biography

Dean Fournaris is Chair of the Franchise and Distribution Practice Group and a Partner in the Litigation Department. Dean is a franchise and distribution lawyer who has represented public and private franchisors, licensors, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, distributors, and developers in matters across the country.

As a member of the Franchise and Distribution Practice Group, Dean focuses his practice on developing, structuring, and maintaining franchise and distribution networks, transactions and contracts involving franchise and distribution systems, franchise registration and disclosure, manufacturing and operating systems and standards, and other related regulatory and transactional matters. He regularly advises franchise and distribution system clients in connection with all aspects of their franchisee-distributor, customer, supplier, and competitor relationships. Dean also prosecutes and defends franchise and distribution cases, including injunction actions, before state and federal courts and arbitration panels on behalf of franchisors, manufacturers, and distributors.

A sought-after speaker, Dean often lectures about franchise and distribution matters and has authored numerous articles on these subjects in industry and legal publications.

Dean has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of the leading franchise lawyers in the United States since 2011. Dean has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for franchise law since 2007, the International Who’s Who for franchise law since 2010, and as a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times Magazine since 2004. Dean was also featured by Franchise Times Magazine in an article entitled "Legal Hotshots under 40" in July 2001 and was named by Franchise Times to its “Franchise Lawyer Hall of Fame” in 2013.

Dean is a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising and serves on its Publications Committee. He is a founding member of the Franchise Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and served as its Chair from 2003 to 2007. In addition, Dean is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Franchise Law Committee of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section and the New Jersey Bar Association's Franchise Law Committee.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
    • Publications Committee

News

05.04.2018Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
04.02.2018Wiggin and Dana Franchise Partners Named 2018 Legal Eagles
11.20.2017Super Lawyers Recognize 37 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.15.2017Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.05.2017Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
08.15.2016Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.31.2016Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
10.13.2015Five Wiggin and Dana partners named Best Lawyers 2016
08.17.2015Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 31 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.21.2015Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
04.17.2015Wiggin and Dana Franchise Partners Named 2015 Legal Eagles
02.10.2015Wiggin and Dana Advises Muscle Maker Franchising, LLC in Sale of Restaurant Franchisor
08.19.2014Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
08.05.2014Dean Fournaris Quoted in The Legal Intelligencer
06.04.2014Wiggin and Dana LLP's Franchise and Distribution Practice Group and its Lawyers Receive High Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
05.27.2014Chambers USA Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
08.15.2013Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 35 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
07.22.2013Wiggin and Dana Partners Named to Who's Who Legal
06.07.2013Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers in Connecticut and Nationwide Categories
06.19.2012Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers in Connecticut, New York and Nationwide Categories
09.13.2011Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 32 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.17.2011Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana In Connecticut and Nationwide Practice Areas
01.12.2011Wiggin and Dana Announces New Co-Chairs for firm's Nationally Ranked Franchise and Distribution Practice Group
06.24.2010Wiggin and Dana Partner Delivers Plenary Judicial Update at International Franchise Association's Annual Legal Symposium
06.17.2010Wiggin and Dana Ranked in 2010 Edition of Chambers USA
03.10.2008Wiggin and Dana Expands Franchise and Distribution Practice with Addition of Dean T. Fournaris in Philadelphia

office Philadelphia
phone 215-988-8311
fax215-988-8344
emailcfournaris@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile

PRACTICE GROUPS

EDUCATION

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1991
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1988, Government

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US District Court (District of New Jersey)
  • US District Court (Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
  • US District Court (Middle District of Pennsylvania)


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