David C. Gurnick

David C. Gurnick

Lewitt Hackman

Recognized since 2008

Encino, California

Practice Areas

Franchise Law

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David Gurnick is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law. He represents franchisors, franchisees and wide ranging businesses in litigation and transactions, anti-trust and competition, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property matters. Mr. Gurnick taught at University of California Irvine School of Law, testified in court as an expert witness and is the author of two books and numerous articles on distribution and franchising.


  • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor
    Encino, CA 91436


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Juris Doctor, graduated 1984
  • University of California Los Angeles, B.A., graduated 1981

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984


  • American Bar Association Forum Committee on Franchising - Member
  • International Franchise Association - Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Member
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association - President, 1993 and 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Lewitt Hackman
Encino, California

6 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Franchise Law

Special Focus

  • Dealers
  • Distribution
  • Distributors
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Trademark


  • AV Rating 5.0 Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers Magazine
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Top 25 Attorneys of the Valley, San Fernando Valley Business Journal


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