Mackenzie L. Dimitri

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Mackenzie L. Dimitri, a partner with the firm Einbinder & Dunn, has more than 11 years of experience as a complex commercial and franchise attorney. Ms. Dimitri’s practice is split between litigation and transactional work. On the transactional side, she drafts and negotiates commercial contracts, including franchise and franchise-development agreements, franchise disclosure documents, negotiates business acquisitions, and advises on corporate organizational matters for franchisor and franchisee clients. Her clients span a variety of industries, including fitness, beauty, hospitality, recruiting, transportation, child care, entertainment, restaurant, and real estate.

In addition to her transactional practice, Ms. Dimitri is an experienced litigator, representing clients in trials and other dispute resolution forums throughout the country. Ms. Dimitri has successfully argued for clients in federal courts around the country, and has 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 their goals in any given lawsuit.

Ms. Dimitri is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, serving on the Women’s Caucus and the Young Lawyer’s Division committee. Ms. Dimitri was asked to publish an article and speak on the topic of equitable relief for the International Franchise Association in May 2020 (which was, unfortunately, cancelled), and will be publishing and speaking on the topic of legal considerations related to social justice issues in brand positioning in May 2021. In October 2017, Ms. Dimitri was asked by her colleagues at the ABA to speak on the topic of efficient breach and equitable remedies in litigation. Ms. Dimitri has hosted webinars, including in March 2017, for the ABA, on regulatory issues for franchisors, and in November 2019, for Lawline.com, on a practitioners’ guide to franchising. Ms. Dimitri presented at the International Franchise Expos in New York and Miami in May 2019 and February 2020. Ms. Dimitri is a regularly contributing ‘blogger’ on E&D’s legal 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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  • Bar Admissions
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • Education
    • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York, J.D. 
    • Syracuse University, B.S. 
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