Griff Towle is a principal and experienced trial attorney at Bartko, Zankel, Bunzel & Miller. He represents clients in a variety of commercial cases, including class actions, franchise and related regulatory litigation, business and partnership disputes, real estate litigation, employment law matters and intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Towle has successfully tried and arbitrated many cases involving franchise, partnership, contract and tort claims. In addition, he has substantial experience in mediation and other types of ADR.
Most recently, Mr. Towle has represented a Fortune 1000 energy holding company in a dispute with a municipality, an international staffing firm in a dispute with several of its franchisees, and the investors in a Ponzi scheme.
Mr. Towle is the former Co-Chair of the Franchise Law Committee for the State Bar of California and served on the Steering Committee of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division of the Forum on Franchising for the American Bar Association. He is the co-editor of the Franchise Litigation Handbook published by the ABA. Mr. Towle has also authored numerous articles and spoken on a variety of topics related to commercial litigation and issues involving franchising.
He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1989 and a B.A with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1986.
Mr. Towle’s primary practice areas are in Business, Financial Institution, Franchise and Distribution, Real Estate, Shareholder/Partnership and Intellectual Property Litigation.