DAVID J. MERETTA | Associate


David J. Meretta has been with the firm since 2000. Mr. Meretta concentrates his practice in the areas of franchise and business law and civil litigation, and also has extensive experience in the areas of appellate practice, employment discrimination and criminal law. Mr. Meretta has represented franchisees and franchisee associations throughout the country. He serves as a Topic and Article Editor for the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal, a quarterly journal of the Forum on Franchising.

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mr. Meretta received his undergraduate and law school education from the University of Michigan (A.B. with distinction, 1993; J.D., 1996), and was admitted to the state bars of Michigan and Massachusetts in 1996 and 2000, respectively. He was a member of the University of Michigan Marching Band Drumline from 1989 through 1995.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Meretta clerked for the Hon. Lawrence M. Glazer of the 30th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan. Mr. Meretta also independently assisted the defense in Michigan v. Nathaniel Abraham, a widely publicized case in which an 11-year-old child avoided a potential criminal sentence of life in prison without parole.

Mr. Meretta volunteers his time with Boston Cares, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Regulation FD: Roadmap to Better Relations Between Franchisors and Franchisees, American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal, Vol, 26, No. 3, Winter 2007.

Mr. Meretta co-authors the firm’s Franchise Law Newsletter, an informative monthly look at current topics in franchise law, and is a contributor on BlueMauMau.org.

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