There is a unique relationship between Franchisor's and Franchisees and it takes effective and practical advice to maintain the relationship. We represent a full range of franchisors, from start-ups to national and international franchise organizations & systems. We also represent franchisees, including multiple unit holders and area franchisees. 

Your lawyer should be a businsess professional, which requires a wide range of legal and business experience, to meet all circumstances so that our franchise clients get informed and practical advice with good value. When a problem arises in the franchise relationship, our franchise enforcement and litigation lawyers help ensure that, as far as possible, the bases are covered.

Our franchising & licensing services include:

  • Advice and assistance regarding employment laws, liquor licensing and other regulatory matters
  • Advice to help manage the Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship
  • Advice with respect to terminations and repossessions
  • Advising on initial franchise system and set-up
  • Commercial leasing
  • Compliance with Disclosure Obligations
  • Construction contracts and construction lien matters
  • Employment and Contactor issues in the Franchise System
  • Financing of Franchise Systems
  • Franchise agreements, including area development agreements and master franchise agreements
  • Franchise documentation including disclosure documents
  • Franchise litigation including dispute resolution, injunctions and other forms of litigation common to franchising
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Leasing and subleasing
  • Licensing and distribution law arrangements
  • Supply and distribution agreements
  • The purchase and sale of franchise systems
  • Trade-marks, protection of confidential or sensitive information and other intellectual property issues common to franchise systems