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Mackenzie Dimitri, Esq. Litigation Associate - Einbinder & Dunn, LLP

Mackenzie L. Dimitri has over 10 years of experience as a complex commercial and franchise attorney, including drafting and negotiating contracts, including franchise and development agreements, franchise disclosure documents, and business acquisitions of all kinds. Ms. Dimitri also regularly advises on corporate organizational matters for franchisor and franchisee clients. Ms. Dimitri’s clients span a variety of industries, including fitness, beauty, hospitality, recruiting, transportation, child care, entertainment, restaurant, convenience store and real estate. In addition to her transactional experience, Ms. Dimitri has a significant litigation background, and has represented clients in trials and other dispute resolution forums throughout the country. Ms. Dimitri has also successfully mediated and otherwise negotiated favorable settlements at various stages of litigation, and has a nuanced understanding of how each client’s business objectives relate to that client’s goals in any given lawsuit. Ms. Dimitri is a committee member of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Franchising. In October 2017, Ms. Dimitri was asked by her colleagues at the ABA to speak at the 40th Annual Forum on Franchising in Palm Desert, California, on the topic of efficient breach and equitable remedies in litigation. In March 2017, Ms. Dimitri spoke with a panel of franchise attorneys for an ABA webinar about regulatory issues for franchisors. In May 2019, Ms. Dimitri gave a presentation entitled “A Franchisee’s Guide to Reading and Using the FDD” at the International Franchise Expo. Ms. Dimitri is a regularly contributing ‘blogger’ on E&D’s business litigation and franchise law blogs. Ms. Dimitri is a regularly published author on litigation, franchise law, and business law topics. Her notable publications include: • Enforcing the Bargain or Buying Your Way Out? The Right to Specific Performance in Franchise Agreements versus the Concept of Efficient Breach, American Bar Association (October 2017) • Defense for Nondisclosure of Liability for Lost Profits, The Franchise Lawyer (July 2016) • What You Need to Know Before Buying a Franchise, Franchising USA Magazine (July 2014) • How Much Money Will I Make From my Franchise? Franchising USA Magazine (March 2014) • Pending Franchise Litigation - What Franchisors and Franchisees Need to Know, Franchising USA Magazine (February 2014) • Franchising Your Business, Franchising USA Magazine (December 2013) • The Franchise Deskbook, Third Edition, New York Chapter, ABA Forum on Franchising (July 2019) .


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