David Allsman | Franchise Attorney | Franchise LawyerDave’s practice focuses on business transactions and commercial litigation with an emphasis on franchise matters.  Dave counsels franchisors on various matters including franchise disclosure and regulatory compliance and routinely drafts franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements.  Dave has also represented franchisor clients in the purchase and sale of franchise systems. Dave routinely represents franchisor and other commercial clients in litigation with an emphasis on the enforcement of franchise agreements and commercial contracts.  Dave has been a speaker at the International Franchise Associations annual legal symposium and other IFA events. Dave was named a rising star in Philadelphia Magazine’s SuperLawyers from 2008-2011.


Dave is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 2003).  Dave also holds a B.S. in business administration (cum laude, 1999) from the University of Scranton.


Dave is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


  • International Franchise Association
  • American Bar Association – ABA Forum on Franchising

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Franchisor’s Intellectual Property – Protecting Your Intangibles in 2016, 49th  Annual Legal Symposium, International Franchise Association, May 15-17, 2016, Washington, DC

Franchise Agreement Drafting: The Essentials, 42nd Annual Legal Symposium, International Franchise Association, May 17‐19, 2009, Washington, D.C.

Business Roundtable Facilitator, International Franchise Association Annual Convention, February 2009, San Diego, California

How to Franchise Your Business, Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 13‐15, 2008