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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 Daniel MacKeigan.

Daniel MacKeigan

Partner - Commercial Litigation

Specific Areas of Law

Arbitration & Litigation

When a dispute reaches this point, our in-depth understanding of franchise law and all levels of court is essential.

Associations & Advisory Committees

All parties are affected as the business evolves. We can inject clarity and potential courses of action.

Default Termination

As franchise agreements are complex, so are the situations in which the relationship falters. Talk to us.

Mediation

Before moving to more extensive actions, mediation should be considered. It's often the better way.

Lawyers Across Our Firm

With over 80 lawyers who focus on diverse areas of the law, we can help you. Start here.

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I want to thank Andrea [Cooley] so much for all her care, concern, work, expertise and wisdom that she gave over the last few months. A separation is something I did not really want to go through, but with Andrea's help I am thankful that I was able to get it all figured out and finished up. I am very happy that it is done, and I can move forward. - L.D.