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We are shocked and devastated by the senseless crime motivated by hatred and racism that was committed in our community on June 6. We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who were killed, and wish a full recovery to the surviving young boy who remains in hospital. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim partners, colleagues, clients, friends, and neighbours in rejecting Islamophobia in all forms, and demanding better for our community. Hatred has no place here. It diminishes every one of us. Each of us shares the responsibility for putting an end to it. We recognize that as members of the legal profession, our share of that responsibility is heightened. This unspeakable crime strikes at the very core of the Muslim community’s sense of security and will have a lasting impact. Although this tragedy can never be undone, we believe the goodness in our city will prevail. We commit to be better for each other, to demand better from each other and to share love, kindness and tolerance with one another. We must stand together to build a safer, more inclusive community for all.

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Siskinds Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Group works closely with manufacturers as they grow and expand their product-distribution systems. Services for manufacturers include assisting our clients to serve their customers more efficiently by providing legal solutions for producing and distributing products and services.

We advise clients in licensing products and business systems; document manufacturing and distribution arrangements; and counsel clients regarding all aspects of producing and distributing products and services to both wholesale and retail customers. product or service brand protection.

Brand, image, trademarks and identity issues are critical for the manufacturer. Our lawyers ensure that manufacturers protect these valuable assets when expanding distribution systems. We work with both local and multi-national manufacturers to address the challenges that arise in dealing with their distributors, including issues relating to supply, Competition Act/Anti-Trust, dealer termination and international expansion issues.

Siskinds experience in the nuances of product distribution has positioned us as a leader in the field. More importantly, we work with our clients to address both the business and legal issues necessary to position them for success.


Our Team

Learn more about Adnan Chahbar.

Adnan Chahbar

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Peter Dillon.

Peter Dillon

Partner - Franchise Law, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity
Learn more about Stacey Bothwell.

Stacey Bothwell

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Alec S. Bildy.

Alec S. Bildy

Partner - Business Law

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Hello, finally stopping by to say thank you for everything! I had the honor of having Jill McCartney work my case, amazing person to work with she is very nice, explains things very thoroughly. No complaints. - K.W.

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.

When I was reflecting on the year 2020, and thinking of the people that had the most impact on me, you [Rasha El-Tawil] quickly came to mind. I was stressed and uncomfortable for the past few years, but when you took my case, I have since been able to relax and focus on other aspects of my life. I want to take a moment to thank you for making my 2020 easier. Not only have you contributed to my personal case, but you’ve also taught me the traits that an amazingly kind and intelligent lawyer should have. -T.H.