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Many franchise systems outgrow their initial legal counsel. Franchising is a highly-specialized area of law. Because of the specific jurisdictionally-based rules, and the wide range of businesses that franchise, it’s not possible to do a good job unless you’re focused and specialized.

Our group leader, Peter Dillon, has practiced exclusively in this area for more than 25 years, and has a hand-picked team of specialists that provide laser-targeted support services for any specific requirement or transaction.

Peter represents some of the largest franchise systems operating in Canada and internationally. He is the only franchise lawyer in Canada licensed to practice in the U.S. He was the Canadian governmental expert to UNIDROIT in Rome for development of an international model franchise law, and the only Canadian member of the North American Securities Administrators Association franchise advisory panel.

If you have reached the stage in your development where you require only the best in legal franchise services, call us to discuss these and other services:

  • Specialized advice on specific issues to in-house counsel and senior management.
  • Special counsel service to outside counsel in M&A, class action, franchise association and other niche circumstances.
  • Mergers and acquisitions of smaller systems.
  • Canadian and international corporate entity structuring.
  • International expansion.
  • Ensuring compliance with franchise disclosure laws, including project-based review of all documentation to ensure compliance and good standing.
  • Ongoing and project-based review of all forms of documentation to ensure alignment with financial and business goals and objectives.
  • Immigration advice for management and staff engaged in international expansion.
  • Franchisee termination.
  • Franchisee associations.
  • Insolvency and restructuring.

Siskinds experience in all phases of franchise growth over a wide array of products and services has made our advice a sought-after commodity in the world of senior in-house counsel and with other seasoned industry insiders. Come find out how we can help you take it to the next level.


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Thank you Anna and staff. Yesterday was exhausting as you said but it was also interesting to watch the whole process. It was also refreshing to see such strength , kindness and compassion on your part in what looks to be a very harsh, ruthless environment. Thank you for your perseverance throughout the day to reach the best deal for M. that you could under the circumstances. It is a relief to know that this part of the process is over and that he now has a much better chance of securing a peaceful life. - J.

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.

As the COO of a midsize company I contacted Siskinds with regards to an intricate and somewhat challenging H.R. issue, and we were directed to Christopher Sinal. Upon review of this complex situation, his in depth knowledge of H.R. law allowed us to construct a clear and strategic plan. Phone calls and email enquiries were dealt with efficiently and timely. Chris displayed his competency and confidence in our final negotiations to bring closure to the case. We appreciate his preparedness and professionalism in representing our firm. - B.D.