Partner in the Business Law Group in Toronto. Co-Chair of the firm's National Franchise and Distribution Group and the Automotive Industry Group. Practice focuses on all aspects of franchise/distribution law and related corporate/commercial contracts and disputes. Having served as General Counsel to domestic and international franchisors, manufacturers and distributors across a variety of industries, she brings a unique client and value focused perspective to the practice and business of law which is reflected in her commitment to legal service innovation. Extensive experience advising clients on achieving business growth while proactively mitigating liabilities, and works closely with clients to deliver integrated, practical, legal solutions that advance both daily and strategic long-term objectives of a business. Helen writes and speaks regularly on franchise law issues and trends, sits on the Ontario Bar Association’s Franchise Executive Section, the Canadian Franchise Association’s Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee and is an active member of the International Franchise Association and the ABA Franchise Forum. Recognized as a leading franchise lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers Canada and The Franchise Times. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.