Andrae is a partner in the Business Law Group and co-Chair of the Franchise and Distribution Law Group in the Toronto office of McMillan LLP. His transactional practice is focused on advising domestic and international businesses on franchise & distribution matters, corporate/M&A transactions (having particular expertise with franchise system mergers and acquisitions), and cross-border transactions. He works with businesses and franchise systems (from start-ups to mature international enterprises) across a broad range of industries including professional services, technology, automotive, restaurant, fitness and healthcare, childcare and education, manufacturing, and commercial services. Andrae frequently presents at Canadian and international franchise conferences, and routinely writes for national and international franchise publications. He is an active member of various North American franchise organizations. Andrae holds the “Certified Franchise Executive” designation from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, and is repeatedly named on the prestigious list of Legal Eagles by Franchise Times. Andrae’s literary contributions on franchise related mergers and acquisitions have earned him the title of Expert by Getting the Deal Through.
Year Called to the Bar:
2011 (ON); 2000 (Australia)