- About Peter
- Publications & Speaking
- Community Involvement
- Notable Work & Decisions
- Awards & Recognition
Peter restricts his practice to working with businesses involved in the manufacture and distribution of goods and services via franchising, licensing, distribution and multi-level marketing law. He is licensed in Canada and the United States. He works extensively with start-up businesses, but also represents numerous multi-nationals.
Peter served as the only Canadian member of the Franchise Advisory Board of the North American Securities Administrators Association, and as Canadian Governmental Expert to the International Organization for the Unification of Private International Law (UNIDRIOT) in Rome in connection with the development by UNIDRIOT of a model international franchise law. He is the only lawyer in Ontario outside of Toronto recognized in L’Expert as an expert in franchise and distribution law, is ranked in the top 100 franchise attorneys in North America by Franchise Times and is listed in the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers. He has prior experience with litigation and insolvency law, with reported decisions in the Tax Court of Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and the Ontario Superior Court (In Bankruptcy).
University of Toronto, B.A.
Queen’s University, LL.B.
Notable Work & Decisions
Prior experience with litigation an insolvency law, with reported decisions in the Tax Court of Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and the Ontario Superior Court (In Bankruptcy).
American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, (Member)
Canadian Bar Association, (Past Member)
Canadian Franchise Association, (Past Member)
Franchise Law Group, Commercial Law Affiliates, (Commercial Law Affiliates, Past Chairman)
Ontario Bar Association, (Past Member, Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Subcommittee on Franchising, Government Liaison)
Awards & Recognition
Peter has received the following distinguished appointments:
- By the Deputy Attorney General for the State of Maryland to the Franchise and Business Opportunities Advisory Board of NASSA (the North American Securities Administrators Association) in Washington, D.C., as the only non-American representative.
- By the Government of Canada to the Committee of Governmental Experts of UNIDROIT (the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law) in Rome, in connection with the preparation by UNIDROIT of a Model Franchise Law recommended for adoption by all nations.
Peter is named in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a consistently recommended practitioner for his expertise in assisting franchisor-side law.
“I’m quite comfortable speaking plain English, working in the grey, and getting things done.”
— Peter Dillon