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Phone Number

818.990.2120


Practice Areas

Education

The Catholic University of America,
Columbus School of Law Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude (1997)

  • Production Editor, Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
  • Comparative and International Law Emphasis

University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts, High Honors (1994)

  • Reg Robinson Award Recipient,
    Excellence in International Relations
  • Regent’s Scholar

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
  • Franchise Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California (since 2006)
    - Co-Chair of the Committee, 2014-2015
    - Vice Chair of Legislation, 2012-2013
    - Chair of the Committee, 2008-2009
  • Los Angeles Copyright Society

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Rating Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating awarded by peers of the bar and judiciary for legal ability and ethics.
  • U.S. Legal Eagles 2014, by the Franchise Times
  • Top 40 Under 40 Award, by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2008
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2013-2014 Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Rising Star, as selected in Los Angeles Magazine's Super Lawyers Edition 2010-2011
Franchise & Trademark Attorney


Tal Grinblat


Tal Grinblat is an intellectual property attorney and Franchise and Distribution Law Specialist certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and a Shareholder at our Firm.

His practice emphasizes trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property, as well as franchising and distribution. As a Los Angeles intellectual property attorney, Mr. Grinblat assists clients with registering trademarks and copyrights both domestically and abroad, enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights, and recording registrations with the U.S. Customs Service. Mr. Grinblat also assists clients with domain name disputes and take down demands.

Mr. Grinblat represents:

  • Food Service Franchisors & Franchisees
  • Software & Video Game Developers
  • Technology Companies
  • Hair Care Manufacturers
  • Personal Care Product and Service Companies
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) Companies
  • Artists, Writers and Photographers

As a State Bar-Certified Specialist in Franchise Law and Distribution, Mr. Grinblat represents franchisors and franchisees in almost every industry, from fast food chains to health spas to audio installation companies.

From the franchisor side, Mr. Grinblat advises companies on possible structuring alternatives, preparing and updating disclosure documents and franchise agreements, qualifying for exemptions and registering franchise offerings where required. He also routinely consults on issues that arise during the franchise relationship, including terminations and non-renewals.

As Counsel for franchisees, Mr. Grinblat reviews disclosure documents, negotiates with franchise companies and consults and advises our Firm's clients when problems arise in the franchise relationship.

Mr. Grinblat has been a member of the Franchise Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California since August, 2005 and has served as Chair of the Committee in the 2008-2009 term.

During his tenure on the Committee, he submitted comments on legislation proposed by the North American Securities Administrators Association aiming to regulate the use of Development Agents by franchise companies and made recommendations to the California Department of Business Oversight on how to treat development agents operating within the state. He also currently serves as Vice-Chair of Legislation of the Committee.

Mr. Grinblat is listed AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest ratings awarded for legal knowledge and ethics. The Franchise Times designated him a U.S. Legal Eagle in franchise law, and Los Angeles Magazine has named him a Rising Star from 2010-2012 and a Super Lawyer from 2013-2014, in the magazine’s Super Lawyers edition.

After receiving his Bachelor's Degree with High Honors in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Grinblat earned his Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, in 1997 from the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America.

Mr. Grinblat is a member of the State Bar of California, the American, Los Angeles County, and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations, the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, The International Franchise Association, and the Los Angeles Copyright Society.

Mr. Grinblat has written extensively on franchise, trademark and copyright matters and has been published in the Franchise Law Journal, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Fernando Valley Business Journal and New Matter, the official publication of the intellectual property attorney section of the State Bar of California.

 

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LEWITT HACKMAN | 16633 Ventura Boulevard, Eleventh Floor, Encino, California 91436-1865 | 818.990.2120