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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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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.

Adnan was invaluable in helping us through our various acquisitions as fast a paced growth Fintech company. Despite being in a unique industry, Adnan demonstrated his expertise time and time again by supporting us through difficult negotiations, ensuring our interest were protected at all times, and ensuring the deals were completed in a cordial and timely manner. On top of all of that, we needed regular support with various internal corporate matters, all of which Adnan handled with comfort and ease. Adnan is also very well connected in the industry and was readily able to link us with the necessary experts we needed to handle the various legal matters. Most of all, what impressed me the most, is Adnan’s commitment and dedication and the late hours he spent ensuring he was always available at the critical times to address any issues that came up. - S.K.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am certainly grateful for Jill McCartney and Madeline McKinnon for all the time they spent on the class action for my and many others issue. People like me do not understand all the legal procedures and get impatient but the team was there to answer any questions or concerns no matter how many times I called or e-mailed and encouraged me to do so . In the end Jill made sure I totally understood the decisions.  Thank you so much for caring. Would recommend this firm anytime. - F.A.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am sincerely grateful to Leanne Kuchynski for representing my wife and I in what we considered to be an unprecedented situation. Leanne's compassion, practical advice, openness to feedback, brilliant strategic thinking and outstanding work ethic led to the most optimal outcome while maintaining a superior human experience. Despite the harsh realities of the situation, I felt extremely comfortable that our best interest was Leanne's utmost priority and was confident in her demonstrated ability. She was professional and exceptionally thorough, yet remained remarkably caring.

I use to have a somewhat cautious disposition towards lawyers based on past experiences; however, Leanne completely restored my faith in the profession and earned my unquestionable loyalty for all future legal needs. - S.M.