Franchise and Distribution Law

Franchise and Distribution Law

Practice Group Members

Cassandra Da Re
Chad Finkelstein
Andrew Frei
Jennifer Harden
Clark Harrop
Jeffrey Hoffman
Jeffrey Hoffman
Geoff Janoscik
David Shaw

Whether your business is an emerging or established brand, Canadian or from abroad, Dale & Lessmann's Franchise and Distribution Law team can assist you with the growth, protection and development of your brand.  We represent franchisors, franchisees, area developers, master franchisees, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and licensors with the expansion of franchise, distribution and licensing systems and networks across Canada in all business sectors. We offer our franchise and distribution clients a full range of legal support to help structure franchise, distribution and licensing programs including trademark protection, business transactions, retail leasing and litigation. Our services include:

  • Drafting of franchise agreements, area developer agreements and master franchise agreements
  • Preparation of franchise disclosure documents
  • Coordinating the purchase or sale of a franchise system or individual franchise unit
  • Dispute resolution, including litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiation of financing
  • Preparation of distribution, manufacturing, supply and license agreements
  • Trademark prosecution
  • Advertising and marketing legal issues
  • Structuring contest rules, gift card terms and related programs
  • Real estate development, leasing and financing

March 6, 2012, Presentation, The Basics of Franchising, CLICK HERE