Lexpert Ranked Lawyer Profile

Jennifer Dolman

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Litigation partner in Toronto office. BA from University of Toronto (1986) and LLB from McGill University (1989). After articling at Osler, clerked for Chief Justice of Ontario Court (General Division) before returning to firm in 1992. Assists broad range of Canadian and international franchisors with business critical disputes involving defaults, terminations and renewals, and under franchise statutes, disclosure, fair dealing and right of association issues. Experience defending franchisee group and class actions. Expertise in injunctions to enforce restrictive covenants and protect confidential information. Also handles distribution, employment, IP and defamation matters. Recognized for franchising in Chambers Canada (band 1), Best Lawyers of Canada (Toronto Franchise Lawyer of the Year for 2012 and 2016), International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers (Thought Leader 2017, 2018) and Who’s Who Legal: Canada. Selected as Franchise Times "Legal Eagle" since 2011, and Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating. Frequent writer and speaker at Canadian and US franchise conferences. Chair of OBA’s Franchise Law Section, member of the CFA Convention Committee, past editor for ABA’s Franchise Law Journal (2012 to 2017), and sits on Havergal College Board of Governors.

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

Read more about Jennifer Dolman in...

Mentioned in Lexpert Publications

  • Mar 13, 2018
    As certain provinces raise the minimum wage, franchisees cancel paid breaks for their employees and turn to franchisors for some kind of contribution or adjustment
  • Aug 11, 2017
    Case turned on whether disclosure was materially deficient, not sophistication of franchisee
  • Apr 18, 2016
    Lingering uncertainty surrounding legislation and case law has made it increasingly challenging and costly for franchisors to comply with governing legislation in Canada
  • Jun 23, 2015
    Ontario lawmakers no doubt had the best of intentions when they began working on the Making Healthier Choices Act. The idea was to compel fast food chains to post nutritional information about menu ...

Jennifer Dolman

is a featured Leading Lawyer in:

Jennifer Dolman

is also listed in the following publication(s)

US/Canada Cross-Border Guide-Corporate