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Published on: 17 Oct 2014 By

Why do some franchisees fail while others thrive?

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal suggested that a number of prominent U.S. franchise brands are suffering higher than average default rates under the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program. In fact, these brands had a failure rate more than double the rate for borrowers …

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Published on: 17 Oct 2014 By

Tribunal indecisiveness causes backlogs, increased costs

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (OHRT) recently refused to dismiss an employee’s human rights complaint against McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited (MRCL) of discrimination based on family status and marital status. MRCL is the franchisor of the McDonald’s restaurant system in Canada.…

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Published on: 11 Sep 2014 By

Impact of Tim Hortons’ deal on franchisees remains to be seen

Siskinds partner Peter Dillon wrote an article for Advocatedaily.com regarding the recently proposed Burger King – Tim Horton’s transaction and the potential impact it could have on franchisees.Full article, published on AdvocateDaily below. We’ve all heard the axioms that “nothi…

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Published on: 25 Jul 2014 By

Siskinds partner Peter Dillon on BNN’s Business Day PM

Siskinds partner Peter Dillon featured on BNN’s Business Day PM and Advocatedaily.com. Peter discussed the dos and don’ts of modern-day multi-level marketing with BNN’s Business Day PM, and Advocatedaily.com provided a recap of that appearance. See the recap on Advocatedail…

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Published on: 30 Mar 2014 By

The (potentially) high cost of social media posts

Stressing to your teenage children that their posts on Facebook and other social media can have a real cost is something that most parents do. For Patrick Snay, the cost became very real following a recent decision of the Third District Court of Appeal in Florida: Gulliver v. Snay. Snay had …

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Published on: 2 Sep 2011 By

Peter Dillon will be one of two distinguished Plenary Session speakers addressing “Complex Disclosure Issues Under Canadian Law” at the upcoming Ontario Bar Association Annual Franchise Law Conference.

The conference will take place on November 2, 2011 in Toronto.

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