A founding partner of Hoffer Adler LLP and Trademark Agent. Practises corporate commercial law with emphasis on franchising and distribution, IP law, and cross-border trade. Counsel to numerous franchisors throughout North America and abroad, franchisee associations and multiunit franchisees. Writer, commentator and speaker on franchising topics, including seminars organized by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), the Ontario Bar Association and the International Franchise Association. Immediate Past Secretary and General Counsel to the CFA (2011 to 2015); Board and executive member of the CFA (2007 to 2015); the Canadian representative for the International Franchise Lawyers Association. Listed as a leading practitioner in Franchise Law by Lexpert®; named as one of the top franchise lawyers in North America by the Franchise Times; and included in various editions of the prestigious International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, as well as The Best Lawyers in Canada. Holds two BA degrees from York University, an LLB from Western, and an MA from the University of Toronto. Hoffer Adler LLP has represented over 420 franchise systems, including franchisors, franchisees (unit, multi-unit and master) and franchise associations.