Barry Kurtz

Barry Kurtz: Attorney with Lewitt Hackman
  • Chair, Franchise & Distribution Practice Group at Lewitt Hackman (32 Attorneys)
  • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor, Encino, CA 91436-1801
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  • Certified Specialist in Franchise & Distribution Law - State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
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Barry Kurtz is the Chair of the Franchise & Distribution Practice Group at Lewitt Hackman with extensive experience in franchise, and related matters including: corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate and craft beer distribution agreements. He has served as outside general counsel, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of National and International Expansion for a retail franchise with over $60M in annual sales.

Mr. Kurtz is a member of the State Bar of California Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission, the American Bar Association's Business Law Section and the ABA's Forum on Franchising.

Fast casual and quick serve restaurants, retailers, hoteliers.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Franchise Law
  • Franchise Licensing
  • Franchise Regulation
  • Franchise Termination
  • International Franchising
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Business & Commercial

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
818-922-8587  Phone
818.907.3006  Phone
818.981.4764  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1970
Law School Attended:
Southwestern Law School, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, California and U.S. District, Central District of California; 1974, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1978, U.S. Supreme Court
San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, American (Member: Section on Antitrust Law; Forum Committee on Franchising, 1982—) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member: Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section; Franchise Law Committee, Business Law Section, 1983-1986, 1998-2001); International Franchise Association (Member, Legal/Legislative Committee, 1990-1998).
Special Agencies:
Appointed to State Bar of California Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission, 2014-2017
( Certified Specialist Franchise and Distribution Law, as designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Certification )
Certified Legal Specialist in Franchise & Distribution Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization with 28 years of experience representing franchisors, franchisees and independent owners of restaurants, retail and service businesses; served as outside franchise counsel, chief operating officer, vice president of national and international franchise expansion and general counsel of a national retail franchisor; participated in the development and administration of quick service restaurants as a co-franchisee in a regional food service chain and served as a founder, officer and director of the franchise system's franchise advisory council and independent franchisee association. Extensive experience in: • regulation and development of franchising companies • franchisor/franchisee relations • franchisor/franchisee disputes • purchases, sales, financing and operations Specialties Preparation and nation-wide registration of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD); serving as franchise due diligence counsel for sellers and buyers in acquisitions of franchise companies; serving as outside franchise general counsel for franchisors with responsibility for preparation of franchise agreements, transfer documents, purchase and sale agreements and other franchise-related documents; counseling on franchisor-franchisee relationship matters.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Encino, California

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