Brian McElfatrick
​​​​Brian McElfatrick

Mr. McElfatrick is an experienced trial and appellate attorney. Mr. McElfatrick’s practice includes the representation of corporations and individuals in a variety of business-related matters in state and federal courts, as well as through other forms of dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation. A significant portion of Mr. McElfatrick’s practice is devoted to legal issues involving the franchise industry. Mr. McElfatrick has representing some of the nation’s largest and most recognized franchisors, in a broad range of issues that are inherent in the franchise industry including standards enforcement, defaults and terminations, transfers and renewals, restrictive covenants, and trademark infringement.

In connection with his franchise law practice, Mr. McElfatrick is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising. Mr. McElfatrick has also been an active participant and contributor at the International Franchise ​Association’s Annual Legal Symposium. In May of 2008, Mr. McElfatrick spoke on the topic of "Frequently Arising Issues in Litigation" at the International Franchise Association's 41st Annual Legal Symposium in Washington D.C. In 2009 and 2011, Mr. McElfatrick served as a facilitator for a roundtable discussions at the International Franchise Association Legal Symposium on the topics of "Notices of Default and Termination: How to Enforce Franchisee Exit From the System" and “The Importance of Enforcing Post-Termination Rights in a Down Economy”.

In addition to his franchise law practice, Mr. McElfatrick also handles a broad range of general commercial litigation matters including contract disputes, complex construction disputes, professional malpractice claims (defending attorneys, architects and engineers), commercial collections, employment litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, legal issues pertaining to private schools and defending businesses from claims under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act


  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • International Franchise Association
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (2009-2012), Past Chair
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2006​