77 King St W, Suite 400, Toronto-Dominion Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Helen Fotinos is a partner in our Corporate group in Toronto and lead of the Firm's National Franchising and Distribution group in Canada. Her practice focuses on all aspects of franchise/distribution law and related corporate/commercial contracts and disputes. Helen regularly advises domestic and international franchisors, manufacturers and distributors on wide variety of issues, including: Canadian market entry, exit and expansion strategies; franchise disclosure obligations; unit, area development and master franchise agreements; system changes; default enforcement; franchise terminations; renewals and transfers; the standardization of key operating documents; the implementation and enforcement of financial reporting, training and performance improvement programs; vendor, distribution and employment agreements; consumer grievances and litigation management. Helen is also a legal service innovator, and has introduced several client focused file management and pricing structures that offer clients a full suite of services on an in-house counsel model, at fixed fee rates in order to provide clients with greater transparency and budget certainty.