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David Baharvar Ramsey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in New York, NY

Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP
767 Third Avenue, 30th floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-705-0816
Fax: 212-755-3174
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed in New York Since: 2005
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (80%), Franchise/Dealership (20%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice primarily on complex business transactions, David Baharvar Ramsey is a partner at Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP. From the firm's office in midtown Manhattan, he provides astute representation to both companies and entrepreneurs throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area, and his experience also extends to franchise matters, and the negotiation and preparation of commercial contracts. Admitted to practice before all New York and New Jersey state courts, Mr. Ramsey is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Ramsey's client base encompasses a variety of industries, including telecommunications, investment funds, publishing, entertainment and franchise companies. His work on their behalf has included mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity financing, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, entity formation, and general business advice. Mr. Ramsey has prepared and reviewed consulting contracts, licensing agreements, and contracts relating to software development. In his franchise practice, he assists with the preparation of the required disclosure documents and guides his clients through the registration process.

Mr. Ramsey is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Hospitality Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is the co-author of numerous published works, including one on cybersecurity for franchise companies and another on restaurant financing alternatives. Active in his community as well, Mr. Ramsey has volunteered his time for New York Cares and other civic organizations. A graduate of Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science with honors in 2001, Mr. Ramsey obtained his legal education at Harvard Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Franchise/Dealership
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015

About David Baharvar Ramsey

First Admitted: 2005, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Restaurant and Hospitality Law Committee, Business Law Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association, Member, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the Section on Business Law
  • American Bar Association, Member, Section on Business Law
  • American Bar Association, Member, Cyberspace Law Committee of the Section on Business Law
  • New York
  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum on Franchising
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • New Jersey

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Data Security: Evolving Legal Considerations for Franchisors, Journal of Internet Law, September, 2016
  • Co-Author (forthcoming), Issues in Growth By Multi-Unit Franchising, Franchise Law Journal, 2019
  • Mediation Basics for Lawyers and their Clients, Electronically in Touch (the official e-newsletter of the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association), January, 2012
  • Cyber-Security for Franchisors, Business Law Today, July, 2016
  • Co-Author, Alternatives to Traditional Capital Raises for Restaurateurs, New York City Bar Association, Business Law Subcommittee of the Hospitality Law Committee, July, 2018
  • Co-Author, Exemption Based Franchising for Established and Start-Up Franchisors, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, Washington, D.C., May, 2017

Educational Background

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, B.S., Honors: Cornell Presidential Research Scholar; Dean's List; Graduation With Honors, 2001
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Office Location for David Baharvar Ramsey

767 Third Avenue
30th floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-705-0816

Fax: 212-755-3174

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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