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David B. Ramsey - New York, NY

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

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Updated: 12/04/2023

New York Franchising, Licensing and Distribution Lawyer


David Baharvar Ramsey focuses his practice on domestic and international franchising and corporate transactional matters. He is the head of the firm's International Franchise Practice Group and the chair of the firm's Corporate Practice Group. He has diversified transactional experience in franchise matters as well as many years of experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and commercial contractual matters...

About David B. Ramsey

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Franchising, Licensing and Distribution
  • Franchise Regulatory and Compliance
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial Contracts


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member, Forum on Franchising)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Section of Business Law)
  • International Franchise Association, Member of Planning Committee, 2022 and 2023 Legal Symposia


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2001
    Honors: Cornell Presidential Research Scholar; Dean's List; Graduation With Honors


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • New and Recurring Issues in Franchise Brand Acquisitions, International Franchise Association, 54th Annual Legal Symposium, 2022 (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
  • Gift Card Best Practices for Franchise Systems, The Franchise Lawyer, Winter 2022
  • Three’s a Crowd: Navigating the World of Franchisor, Master Franchisee/Area Representative, and Unit Franchisee Relationships and Their Distinct Interests, American Bar Association 44th Annual Forum on Franchising, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2021 (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
  • Supply and Demand: How to Negotiate Supplier and Distributor Agreements and Work with Franchisees Regarding Their Implementation, International Franchise Association, 52nd Annual Legal Symposium, 2019 (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
  • The Accidental Franchise and the New York Restaurateur, New York City Bar Association, Business Law Subcommittee of the Hospitality Law Committee, Spring 2019 (Co-Author)
  • Issues in Growth by Multi-Unit Franchising, Franchise Law Journal, Winter 2019 (Co-Author)
  • Alternatives to Traditional Capital Raises for Restaurateurs, New York City Bar Association, Business Law Subcommittee of the Hospitality Law Committee, July 2018 (Co-Author)
  • Exemption Based Franchising for Established and Start-Up Franchisors, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, Washington, D.C., May 2017 (Co-Author and Co-Presenter)
  • Data Security: Evolving Legal Considerations for Franchisors, Journal of Internet Law, September 2016
  • Cyber-Security for Franchisors, Business Law Today (published by the American Bar Association), July 2016

Office Information


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


  • 212-755-3174


Other Sources of Feedback About David B. Ramsey

Included on the 2015 New York Metro list

Past Lists

  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

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