Practice Area Rankings

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (the Canadian Lexpert Directory) profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas as identified via an extensive, annual peer survey.

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Franchise Law - Lexpert Practice Area Definition

Franchise Law is essentially a commercial law practice area which, due to the special needs of this important industry, necessarily incorporates various legal skills normally associated with other, unrelated practice areas. For this reason it has attained, in Canada and internationally, the status of a distinct practice area. Generally the practice area includes documentation work including preparation of applications, franchise agreements, assignments, guarantees, indemnities and security agreements; regulatory compliance work including prospectus preparation, disclosure documents, and offering circulars; financing work which may include public offerings and private investment syndications; commercial leasing and other real estate arrangements; acquisition and sales work involving purchasing or disposing of new and existing franchises, as well as entire franchise systems; master franchise or area development agreements; international work which includes the establishment of foreign franchise systems in Canada and the Canadianization of foreign franchise documentation; intellectual property work including securing patents, copyright and particularly trade-mark protection; and sales and tax planning work which may include significant cross-border (particularly Canada-US) aspects.


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Lexpert - Ranked Lawyers and Law Firms - Franchise Law

Ontario

Toronto Leading Firms - Major Full Service

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Toronto Leading Firms - Boutique Firms

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Toronto Leading Practitioners - Franchisee

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Toronto Leading Practitioners - Franchisor

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Leading Lawyers to Watch

Hamilton Leading Practitioners - Franchisor

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London Leading Firms

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London Leading Practitioners - Franchisor

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Ottawa Leading Practitioners - Franchisor

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Québec

Montréal Leading Firms

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Montréal Leading Practitioners - Franchisee

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British Columbia

Vancouver Leading Firms

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Vancouver Leading Practitioners - Franchisor

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Alberta

Calgary Leading Firms

Calgary Leading Practitioners - Franchisee

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Calgary Leading Practitioners - Franchisor

Edmonton Leading Firms

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Edmonton Leading Practitioners - Franchisee

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New Brunswick

Fredericton Leading Practitioners - Franchisee

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Fredericton Leading Practitioners - Franchisor

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