Chad Finkelstein Named 2018 Lexpert Rising Star, Lawyers Under 40 Winner


Dale & Lessmann LLP is pleased to announce that Chad Finkelstein has been named a 2018 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 winner.

This award recognizes lawyers under 40 who have distinguished themselves within their profession as exemplary leaders and outstanding talent. Each year, Lexpert celebrates Canada’s leading lawyers, in this demographic, who are rising stars of the legal community. The award was presented on November 8th at a gala dinner in Toronto.

Chad is a partner, business lawyer and registered trademark agent at Dale & Lessmann LLP. With a wide latitude of legal experience in many areas of law, Chad’s main focuses lie in franchise law, licensing & distribution, intellectual property law and brand marketing and advertising law across a broad spectrum of service sectors including retail, restaurant chains, financial services, health & wellness, beauty services, real estate and technology.   He leads mergers and acquisitions deal teams and is engaged as franchise counsel to other law firms and private equity firms on specialized franchise legal matters for large-scale corporate work. He is a frequent writer and speaker for industry publications and events, including contributing a regular franchise blog to the Financial Post, one of Canada’s leading national newspapers. Chad has also been interviewed by BNNCityTV, CBC, The Globe and MailNational Post, CTV, CH News and various other television and radio news programs, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto on the topic of franchise law. Chad has been recognized in a number of publications for his work in Franchise Law, including Who’s Who Legal: CanadaLexpert®The Best Lawyers in CanadaChambers and Franchise Times.

For more information, please see Chad’s bio.

Chad can be reached at 416-369-7883 or


Lexpert award shows celebrate achievement in the Canadian legal and business community. Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 pays tribute to rising stars in the legal community. Winners have been from academia, government, law firms, in-house, the non-profit sector, and other legal settings.

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