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Franchising and Distributorship

BUSINESS SERVICES - Franchising and Distributorship

We have significant experience in all legal aspects of franchising and distribution transactions and companies.

We assist clients in nearly every phase of the franchising process, including:

  • business concept refinement
  • structuring franchise programs
  • franchise document preparation, including franchise agreements, area development agreements and leases
  • compliance with franchise disclosure legislation in Ontario and elsewhere
  • franchise sales
  • negotiations with franchisee associations and on franchise renewal and termination

For international franchise systems, we structure and negotiate international transactions, prepare master franchise agreements, and co-ordinate with local counsel on matters such as international franchise disclosure documents.