Bruce W. McDiarmid leads Pillsbury’s Franchising & Distribution practice team. Bruce represents a wide range of clients in the marketing and distribution of goods and services, but for more than 30 years his primary focus has been on the petroleum industry and particularly on the refining and marketing segment of that industry.
His practice focus includes the purchase and sale of businesses engaged in the refining, marketing and distribution of petroleum products and other goods and services, the drafting of distributor, dealer and franchise agreements, and related compliance matters.
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE :
- Acquisition by Tesoro of BP’s refining and marketing assets in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
- Representation of Tesoro in connection withtransfer to Tesoro’s master limited partnership (through a series of transactions) of over $1 billion in petroleum storage,transportation and other logistics assets.
Associations : American Bar Association, Antitrust Section; Forum on Franchising
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 1974
- A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1968
ADMISSIONS : California
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