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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 James Leslie.

James Leslie

Associate - Commercial Litigation
Learn more about Vivian Iron.

Vivian Iron

Associate - Business Law
Learn more about Peter Dillon.

Peter Dillon

Partner - Franchise Law, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity
Learn more about Andrew MacIver.

Andrew MacIver

Associate - Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Law
Learn more about Daniel MacKeigan.

Daniel MacKeigan

Partner - Commercial Litigation
Learn more about Michael Polvere.

Michael Polvere

Partner - Commercial Litigation

Lawyers Across Our Firm

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I am so thankful to have connected with John [Morrissey] who helped solve our chaotic legal difficulty last summer. I chose Siskinds simply through an online search for local Estate Law. John responded to my general inquiry in a timely manner and presented himself on the phone in a way that invoked confidence and trust. The expertise evident in that initial call was authentic.
John’s kindness, attention to detail, and great skill was so appreciated as we maneuvered a messy family situation. Through the long course of events, I could always count on John to be on top of things, never miss deadlines or important actions, keep me informed, explain procedures, and be patient with various oddities of the family situation. John’s professionalism, responsiveness, and expertise exceeded my expectations. John’s skill in dealing with the argumentative party was exceptional. I will also add, that both Reenya Koshaba and Heather Whitty were extremely helpful, thorough, and detailed in all their work and responses.
I will endorse both Siskinds and John Morrissey to anyone in need of legal assistance. I cannot express enough my gratitude and relief for John’s help in resolving this emotional family controversy. - D.W.

I would like to thank Maciek Piekosz and his amazing team at Siskinds. Thank you for all of your hard work and and supplying me with the best support team ever. You have a wonderful group of people working in your law office and I appreciate every one of you! I will always recommend the Siskinds team and Maciek in particular. I really appreciate how hard Maciek fought for me and will remember the kindness and empathy he has shown me. I am very grateful. - C.B.

Elena [Ashford] and Angela [Belair] have been immensely useful in my application towards permanent residence. Elena's first hand experience as an immigrant brings out a compassionate approach towards her clients, and she is great with her knowledge of the processes involved. She takes a great initiative in ensuring that her clients stay on top of the documents and provides incredible insights into how the application would be viewed by the immigration offices. My application had come to a stand still, and after reaching out to her, it proceeded to approval within a month. Thank you to Elena and her team for all the great work! - C.P.