Kevin M. Shelley

Top rated franchise & dealership attorney in New York, New York

Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP
Kevin M. Shelley
Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP

Practice Areas: Franchise & dealership, Business litigation, Employment litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1993

Education: Villanova University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP

767 Third Avenue
30th floor
New York, NY 10017 Visit website

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As a partner at Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP, Kevin M. Shelley has represented franchise and commercial clients nationwide. He focuses his practice on handling cases that involve the following matters: breach of contract, franchise fraud, litigation, franchise termination, securities fraud, employment law and unfair competition.

After earning two undergraduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Shelley received a law degree from Villanova University School of Law. During his time there, he served as editor of the school’s law review.

With years of experience handling cases surrounding commercial law, Mr. Shelley can assist clients through every step of litigation. He begins with a deep dive into the issues, taking the time to understand a client’s goals for the case. He then aggressively advocates on the client’s behalf during trial and has been successful with a number of appeals. Mr. Shelley has worked extensively with franchise owners as well as information technology firms.

A published author, Mr. Shelley has contributed several works to several franchise law publications. He was an Associate Editor of the ABA's Franchise Law Journal from 2016 to 2022 and The Franchise Lawyer from 2011 to 2014.  He also shares his legal knowledge with others by serving as a panelist or speaker at law symposiums. Mr. Shelley is a member of the American Bar Association, the International Franchise Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Shelley is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the federal bankruptcy courts in Connecticut and New York. 

Practice areas

Franchise/dealership, Business litigation, Employment litigation: defense, Technology transactions

Focus areas

Non-compete agreements

  • 40% Franchise/dealership
  • 40% Business litigation
  • 10% Employment litigation: defense
  • 10% Technology transactions

First Admitted: 1993

Professional Webpage: http://www.kaufmanngildin.com/Attorneys/Kevin-M-Shelley.shtm...

Educational Background:
  • University of Notre Dame
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Contributor & Panelist, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, 2006 & 2009
  • Contributor & Panelist, Legal Symposium, International Franchise Association's, 2009
  • Second Annual Franchise Law Conference, Ontario Bar Association's , 2002
  • Second Annual Franchise Law Conference, Ontario Bar Association's , 2002
  • Contributor, Practicing Law Institute's ;Understanding Franchising Business and Legal Issues; Symposium, 2001
  • Associate Editor, American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal, 2016-present. Duties include editing full-length law review articles, drafting Franchising & Distribution Currents articles, and managing article pipeline., Associate Editor, American Bar Association, Franchise Law Journal, 2016
  • Five Years After Leegin, Can Franchisors Safely Establish Resale Price Maintenance Programs?, 11 Int'l Journal of Franchising Law 37, 2013
  • Preliminary Agreements: How to Avoid Unintended Contractual Obligations, 25 Franchise Law Journal 15, 2005
  • The Uncharted Boundary Between Fair Competition and Tortious Conduct, 22 Franchise Law Journal 184, 2003
  • Control' in Franchising and the Common Law, 19 Franchise Law Journal 119, 2000
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Connecticut
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Franchise Law Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Member, International Franchise Association
  • Associate Editor, American Bar Association
Honors/Awards:
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2013
Industry Groups:
  • American Bar Association Forum On Franchising
  • International Franchise Association
  • New York State Bar Association Franchise Law Committee

Office location for Kevin M. Shelley

767 Third Avenue
30th floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-755-3100

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

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