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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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Vivian [Iron] is a wealth of knowledge and is very prompt, professional and courteous in her work. An absolute pleasure to work with and a very valuable part of our extended business team. - R.C.

Marie Tukara and her team are spectacular. They are professional, knowledgeable, expeditious with all forms of correspondence and above all, they are caring and listen. Thank you, all the time, for all that you do! - J.C.

Rasha [El-Tawil] and team, thank you so much for your continued hard work and relentless support for my case. It's so comforting I have superior minds working behind the scenes. I appreciate you all! - S.