Paul has acted as a neutral in over 20 franchise disputes, including multiple franchisee expansion and development disputes over the past 5 years for a Fortune 250 franchisor with over 7,000 units.  In 2018, Paul served on a committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association to plan the continuing legal education panel on franchise law for the AIPLA’s 2018 Annual Meeting.  The following is a representative sample of franchise disputes in which Paul has served as a neutral:

  • Franchise termination dispute involving national franchisor in which the initial scheduling hearing was held within 24 hours of Paul’s appointment and the arbitration trial was held within 7 weeks of his appointment.
  • Franchise agreement dispute in which a beverage industry franchisor sought to obtain a preliminary injunction to obtain transfer of the lease and franchise-related related assets.
  • Franchise agreement dispute involving national salon franchisor and franchisee.
  • Franchise agreement dispute involving national clothier franchisor and franchisee.
Paul Burns experienced arbitrator and mediator

Mediator Paul E. Burns, Esq.
633 West 5th Street, 26th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071 

Tel: 424-303-3066