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In nearly all franchise systems, there is a requirement that the franchisees comply with the policies and procedures of the franchise system. This will include monetary and non-monetary obligations throughout the franchisor/franchisee relationship. Many provinces have enacted legislation to govern the franchisor/franchisee relationship and many of the common elements in the various provincial legislations provide for good faith and fair dealing on the part of both franchisors and franchisees in both the performance and enforcement of franchise agreements.

Whether you are a franchisor seeking to sanction a franchisee for not complying with the policies and procedures of the franchise system, or if you are a franchisee who has been served unfairly with a notice of default or notice of termination, we would be pleased to assist you and guide you through this process. 

We will explore your options and goals and work with you to resolve the problem and achieve the best possible result, which may involve taking steps to restore the relationship or, where appropriate, to effect a separation of the business relationship. Most franchise agreements contain obligations that survive termination and we are often consulted by franchisors and franchisees to ensure that the post-termination obligations are fulfilled.


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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.