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Kevin M. Shelley - New York, NY

767 Third Ave.30th Floor New York, NY 10017

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Updated: 03/16/2021

New York Litigation Lawyer


Mr. Shelley represents the firm's franchise and commercial clients in all phases of litigation, from pre-action investigation through trial and appeal. Mr. Shelley has broad experience litigating and arbitrating commercial cases, including recent cases involving franchise termination; franchise fraud; enforcement of in-term and post-term contractual restrictions in the franchise and employment settings; unfair competition; securities fraud; employment law; and breach of contract...

About Kevin M. Shelley

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Franchise Termination
  • Franchise Fraud
  • Unfair Competition
  • Securities Fraud
  • Employment Law
  • Breach of Contract


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Franchise Law Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Forum on Franchising)
  • International Franchise Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Associate Editor)

Classes and Seminars

  • Contributor & Panelist, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 2006 & 2009
  • Contributor & Panelist, Legal Symposium, International Franchise Association's, 2009
  • Second Annual Franchise Law Conference, Ontario Bar Association's , 2002
  • Contributor, Practicing Law Institute's "Understanding Franchising Business and Legal Issues" Symposium, 2001


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    Law Review: Villanova Law Review, Editor
  • University of Notre Dame


Published Works

  • "Five Years After Leegin, Can Franchisors Safely Establish Resale Price Maintenance Programs?", 11 Int'l Journal of Franchising Law 37 , 2013
  • "Preliminary Agreements: How to Avoid Unintended Contractual Obligations", 25 Franchise Law Journal 15, 2005
  • "The Uncharted Boundary Between Fair Competition and Tortious Conduct", 22 Franchise Law Journal 184, 2003
  • "'Control' in Franchising and the Common Law", 19 Franchise Law Journal 119, 2000

Office Information


767 Third Ave.30th Floor New York, NY 10017


  • 212-755-3174


Other Sources of Feedback About Kevin M. Shelley

Included on the 2023 New York Metro list

Past Lists

  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Kevin M. Shelley on Super Lawyers


  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2013

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