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Ronald Gardner is a partner at the top franchisee law firm Dady & Gardner, P.A. Hehas represented businesses in virtually all fifty states, including both single-owner and multi-unit franchisees. He has handled issues of unlawful termination, encroachment, and the franchisor's failure to comply with requirements of the FTC and state governments. He is also a nationally known speaker on franchise law and the Past Chair of the ABA's Forum on Franchising.

Contact & Links


  • IDS Center, Suite 5100
    80 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, Minnesota State Bar Association


  • ABA Forum on Franchising - Chair

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Franchise Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Franchise Law, Minneapolis (2019)
  • Franchise Law, Minneapolis (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Franchise Law

Special Focus:

  • Automobile Dealerships
  • Dealers
  • Distribution
  • Distributors
  • Franchisees
  • Litigation


  • Hamline University School of Law Distinguished Alumnus of the Year (2010)

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