John D. Holland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Franchise & Dealership Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Dady & Gardner, P.A.
5100 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-359-9000
Fax: 612-359-3507
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Franchise/Dealership
Attorney Profile

John D. Holland is a franchise and dealership attorney based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Holland is a partner at the national law firm of Dady & Gardner, P.A., and exclusively represents franchisees, dealers and distributors in Minnesota and throughout the United States. 

A practicing lawyer for over 20 years, Mr. Holland has experience with complex dealership and franchise disputes. Over his career, he has litigated major cases involving disclosure, encroachment, transfer rights, unlawful termination and violations of state dealership and franchise laws. He has established himself as a professional and dedicated advocate for his clients and is recognized as a top attorney in his field.

In honor of his achievements within the legal profession and success as a franchise attorney, Franchise Times included Mr. Holland on its “Legal Eagle” list. He is also listed in the prominent publication The Best Lawyers in America and the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers.

In 1995, Mr. Holland graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1998, graduating cum laude. 

Mr. Holland holds a license to practice law before all Minnesota state courts. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Franchise/Dealership

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2012

About John D. Holland

Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.dadygardner.com/attorney/holland-john-d/

Honors/Awards

  • , “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times Magazine
  • , International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers
  • , Best Lawyers in America
  • , “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota’s Law & Politics Magazine

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Lake Region Partners, LLC v. Crest Marine, LLC, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 15,596 (D. Mo. 2015)
  • Black Hills Truck & Trailer v. MAC Trailer Manufacturing, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 16,070 (D.S.D. 2017)
  • Black Hills Truck & Trailer v. MAC Trailer Manufacturing, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 16,070 (D.S.D. 2017)
  • Black Hills Truck & Trailer v. MAC Trailer Manufacturing, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 16,012 (D.S.D. 2017)
  • Black Hills Truck & Trailer v. MAC Trailer Manufacturing, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 16,070 (D.S.D. 2017)
  • Twin Cities Galleries, LLC v. Media Arts Group, Inc., 415 F.Supp.2d 967 (D. Minn. 2006)
  • A&W Restaurants, Inc. v. Lance, 2011 WL 3880937 (W.D.Ky. 2011)
  • Romeo Maintenance and Rental v. U-Haul Company of Minnesota, Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 12,259 (Dist. Ct. Minn. 2001)
  • Randall v. Lady of Am. Franchise Corp., 532 F. Supp. 2d 1071, 1089 (D. Minn. 2007)
  • Novus Franchising, Inc. v. Oksendahl, 2007 WL 2084143 (D. Minn. 2007)
  • Lakeworth Lodging Partners, Ltd. v. Best Western International, Inc., Bus. Franchise Guide (CCH) 12,580 (D. Ariz. 2003)
  • Capital Equipment, Inc. v. CNH America, LLC, 2004 WL 3406091 (E.D. Ark. 2004)
  • Larry Hobbs Farm Equipment, Inc. v. CNH America, LLC, 375 Ark. 379, 291 S.W.3d 190 (Ark. 2009)
  • Randall v. Lady of America Franchise Corp., 2005 WL 2709641 (D. Minn. 2005)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota

Educational Background

  • St. Olaf College, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude - 1995
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Office Location for John D. Holland

5100 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-359-9000

Fax: 612-359-3507

Last Updated: 4/16/2021

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