Mr. Drysdale graduated from the UCLA Law School in 1976, where he was a member of the Law Review. He received and has maintained an "AV" rating (the highest possible in legal ability and ethics) from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Mr. Drysdale began his franchise law practice as an attorney in Century City, California. He then relocated to Orange County, California to become Vice President and General Counsel of Coldwell Banker Residential Affiliates, Inc., where he established and supervised the legal department of the organization as it grew to more than 1,000 franchisees.

After serving four years with Coldwell Banker, he was partner in two law firms for the next six years before establishing this sole proprietor law firm. In 2016, Mr. Drysdale became ad hoc of counsel to Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey PC based in Newport Beach, California.

Mr. Drysdale has lectured on franchise related matters before the International Franchise Association, International Bar Association (in Hong Kong and France), American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association (in Beijing), California Franchise Association, Florida Franchise Association, Japan Franchise Association (in Tokyo), Orange County Bar Association and University of California, Irvine.

Founding Member of the California State Bar Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission
International Franchise Association Legal/Legislative Committee
Member Orange County Specialty Law Guild
Member of Orange County Bar Association International Law Section
American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
Past Chair of the Franchise Law Committee of the State Bar of California
Past member of the Franchise Development Task Force to the President Pro Tempore of the California Senate
Past member of the Advisory Commission to the California Senate on Franchising Matters
Past Chair of the Business Law Committee of the Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association