People: Daniel A. Blumenthal, Associate

Daniel A. Blumenthal

Associate

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-5325
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Daniel Blumenthal is an associate in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on issues affecting business growth for companies at all stages, including domestic and international franchising, licensing, and venture financing. Mr. Blumenthal also counsels clients on issues related to the formation and growth of their businesses and advises established and emerging companies in a range of business and corporate law matters, and advises clients on business strategy.

Mr. Blumenthal served as general counsel to an international fast-casual restaurant franchise for five years, where he provided all legal support for the company while taking an active role in the company’s strategic growth planning, supply chain, marketing, and operations. He has served as a legal advisor to a number of franchisor, franchisee, and other business clients in a variety of industries including hotels, restaurants, spas, eldercare, retail, personal services, automotive care, and pet care. Mr. Blumenthal has advised and represented clients on a number of issues relating the hospitality industry, including alcohol law, food labeling, employment law, and food safety. He has also litigated and arbitrated commercial and franchise disputes and disputes involving insurance and reinsurance coverage in several jurisdictions.

Mr. Blumenthal has made presentations to the Asian-American Hotel Owners Association, the Dominos Franchisee Association, the Capital Area Franchise Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Elevation Burger Franchise Conference. In law school, he was a senior articles editor for and authored an article in the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Daniel Blumenthal is an associate in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on issues affecting business growth for companies at all stages, including domestic and international franchising, licensing, and venture financing. Mr. Blumenthal also counsels clients on issues related to the formation and growth of their businesses and advises established and emerging companies in a range of business and corporate law matters, and advises clients on business strategy.

Mr. Blumenthal served as general counsel to an international fast-casual restaurant franchise for five years, where he provided all legal support for the company while taking an active role in the company’s strategic growth planning, supply chain, marketing, and operations. He has served as a legal advisor to a number of franchisor, franchisee, and other business clients in a variety of industries including hotels, restaurants, spas, eldercare, retail, personal services, automotive care, and pet care. Mr. Blumenthal has advised and represented clients on a number of issues relating the hospitality industry, including alcohol law, food labeling, employment law, and food safety. He has also litigated and arbitrated commercial and franchise disputes and disputes involving insurance and reinsurance coverage in several jurisdictions.

Mr. Blumenthal has made presentations to the Asian-American Hotel Owners Association, the Dominos Franchisee Association, the Capital Area Franchise Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Elevation Burger Franchise Conference. In law school, he was a senior articles editor for and authored an article in the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (2002)

  • B.A., The George Washington University (1997)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Presentations

  • “Corporate Law and Technology and IP Forums: Intellectual Property Strategy & Insights for High Growth Companies,” presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel, National Capital Region (July 19, 2017)
  • “A Forum Conundrum: An Analysis of Chorley Enterprises, Inc. v. Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.,” presented to the Maryland State Bar Association Committee on Franchise and Distribution Law (October 26, 2016)

Publications

  • “Politics of Justice: Why Israel Signed the International Criminal Court Statute and What the Signature Means,” Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law (Spring 2002)