Debi Sutin is a partner in Gowling WLG‘s Hamilton office and a member of the firm’s Business Law Group. Debi advises clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including M&A, managing cross-border transactions and the negotiation of supply and distribution agreements. With more than 25 years' experience in assisting Canadian and international franchisors across a broad range of industries, Debi also provides legal advice on all matters relating to Canadian franchise law and the establishment and ongoing operation of franchise systems throughout Canada. She is passionate about educating her clients on the wide range of matters they will encounter as they expand their franchise systems across the country, including franchise compliance, best practices for franchise relations and timely dispute resolution. Debi is a long-serving member of the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section, is actively involved with franchise organizations in Canada and the US and is a sought after speaker at industry events. Debi has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: Canada, Chambers Canada, and Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.