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Jeffery S. Haff - Minneapolis, MN

# 5100 IDS Center80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Updated: 10/27/2023

Minneapolis Franchise Law Lawyer


Jeffery S. Haff is a partner at Dady & Gardner. In his over 30 years of practice, Jeff has represented franchisees, dealers and distributors throughout the United States. For the year 2017, Best Lawyers in America named him “Lawyer of the Year” for Minneapolis franchise lawyers. Over the course of his career, Jeff has been honored to receive numerous accolades including:

Being named every year since 2010 as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the field of Franchise Law...

About Jeffery S. Haff

Practice Areas

  • Franchise Law


  • 100%

Representative Cases


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1989

Past Positions

  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, Attorney, 1989 - 1995


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1989
    Honors: With Honors
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1986
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Presidential Honors Scholar
    Major: Communication


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Co-Presenter: Focusing On the Bottom Line: Managing Costs and Driving Value When Resolving Franchise Disputes (2020)
  • Co-Presenter: “FRANCHISING–LITIGATING THE DEFINITIONAL ELEMENTS,” Annual ABA Forum on Franchising (2018).
  • Co-Author: Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments 2013 (ABA Publishing 2013) and was a plenary session speaker on this topic at the 2013 Forum on Franchising in Orlando, Florida.
  • Co-Author: “Differential Treatment of Franchisees in Tough Economic Times” ABA Forum on Franchising, October 2011.
  • Thinking Outside the Franchise Law Box: Is Our Area of Law Special? Should It Be? 20 Franchise L.J. 101, 132 (Winter 2001). (Co-author with Nancy L. Lochner).
  • Co-Author: Depositions In Franchise Cases, ABA Forum on Franchising 2008.
  • Co-Author: Zealous Advocacy or Sharp Practice? ABA Forum on Franchising, October 2006.
  • Co-Author: Franchise Litigation—A Changing Landscape. ABA Forum on Franchising 2004.
  • Co-Author: Franchisee Non-Payment of Fees: Underreporting, “Royalty Strikes” and Related Issues. ABA Forum on Franchising 2000.
  • Co-Author: Lost at Sea: Avoiding and Addressing Wrongful Termination of Your Franchise, AFA Legal Symposium, 2000.
  • Co-Author: Nine Holes Was More Than Enough—How Franchisees Can Get Away From Systems That Give Them No Value, AFA Legal Symposium, 1999.
  • Author: How the SBFA Would Affect Franchising: The Franchisee’s View, 5 Leader’s Franchising Business and Law Alerts No. 11 (August 1999).

Office Information


# 5100 IDS Center80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402


  • (612) 359-3507


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Included on the 2023 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2001 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1999 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jeffery S. Haff on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America named him “Lawyer of the Year” for Minneapolis franchise lawyers, 2017
  • Minnesota “Super Lawyer”, every year since 2002
  • “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times for 20 years
  • “AV Preeminent” lawyer for over 20 years and recently receiving the prestigious “AV Preeminent Judicial Edition” award from Martindale-Hubbell

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