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Jennifer Dolman

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Litigation partner in Toronto office. Obtained BA from University of Toronto in 1986 and LLB from McGill University in 1989. After articling at Osler, clerked for the Chief Justice of Ontario Court before returning to firm in 1992. Assists a broad range of Canadian and international franchisors with business critical disputes involving defaults, terminations and renewals, and disclosure, fair dealing and right of association issues under the Arthur Wishart Act. Experience defending franchisee group and class actions. Expertise in injunctions to enforce restrictive covenants and protect confidential information. Also handles IP, Internet defamation, employment and privacy matters. Chair of the OBA’s Franchise Law Section. Frequent writer and speaker at Canadian and US franchise conferences. Recognized for franchise litigation in Chambers Canada (Band 1), The Best Lawyers of Canada (Toronto Franchise Lawyer of the Year for 2012 and 2016), International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal Canada. Selected as a Franchise Times "Legal Eagle" since 2011. Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating. Sits on Editorial Board for ABA’s Franchise Law Journal and active on social media and contributor to FP Entrepreneur’s online franchise column.

Year Called to the Bar:1991 (ON)
100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 862-5911
Fax: (416) 862-6666
E-mail: jdolman@osler.com

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