ARI N. STERN | ASSOCIATE FRANCHISE LAW
Ari N. Stern is a seasoned attorney and trained mediator with a national practice in franchise law. He specializes in representing franchisees, franchisors, and franchisee associations in a wide range of commercial and employment disputes.
As a trusted advisor, Mr. Stern employs an interest-based approach to helping individuals, families, and companies identify opportunities and navigate challenges in litigations, arbitrations, and mediations. Clients also turn to him with regard to negotiating and drafting agreements, performing internal investigations, and counseling on risk management.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stern litigated cases as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and as an attorney at a prominent international law firm. He also previously acted as an Assistant General Counsel to an international company, and served as General Counsel to a start-up affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Stern received his B.S., with honors, in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University. While at Cornell, he was a member of the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars. Mr. Stern subsequently earned both his J.D. and M.A. in International Affairs from American University.
Mr. Stern is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York, as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Originally from Long Island, Mr. Stern currently resides in Greater Boston with his wife and two children.
Recent Awards & Honors in Franchise Law