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We work alongside franchisors on management policies and procedures to mitigate risk of potential liability, as well as create business solutions to resolve disputes.

While we offer expert litigation assistance in the areas of franchising, licensing, and distribution, we also appreciate that differences can sometimes be settled through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and/or arbitration.

We have successfully handled a wide variety of franchise and distribution disputes, including claims for wrongful termination, breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud and misrepresentation, fraudulent earnings claims, encroachment, unfair competition, trademark infringement, breach of confidentiality covenant, and breach of non-compete covenants.

We also serve as national, regional, or Ontario counsel for certain clients, either supervising local counsel, acting as local counsel, or otherwise coordinating and overseeing the representation of many types of civil disputes.


Our Team

Learn more about Michael Polvere.

Michael Polvere

Partner - Commercial Litigation
Learn more about Andrew MacIver.

Andrew MacIver

Associate - Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Law
Learn more about Peter Dillon.

Peter Dillon

Partner - Franchise Law, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity
Learn more about Daniel MacKeigan.

Daniel MacKeigan

Partner - Commercial Litigation
Learn more about James Leslie.

James Leslie

Associate - Commercial Litigation
Learn more about Vivian Iron.

Vivian Iron

Associate - Business Law

Lawyers Across Our Firm

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Really great experience through a very difficult situation. Anna [Szczurko] and her team were amazing. Very thorough, diligent and supportive every step of the way. Thank you all so very much. - S.D.

Thank you! Thank you, Andrea [Cooley]. With this settled, I feel like 1000 lbs have been lifted from my shoulders. Thank you for everything. I am so grateful to Andrea for her help. - M.F.

Angela [Belair] and Elena [Ashford] helped me through the immigration process and made the whole application very straight forward. They also had time to answer any questions I had and were very quick to reply. – G.S.