Judy Rost is a Partner and the leader of the Business Disputes and Franchise Practices. She practises in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on business disputes, franchise disputes, and estate matters. Judy acts for plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial and franchise disputes. As a seasoned trial lawyer, she is highly regarded and is knowledgeable in many commercial areas, including contract disputes, commercial leases, debt collection, franchise disputes, insolvency matters, intellectual property disputes, real estate disputes, securities disputes, shareholders and partnership disputes, and complex trust and estate matters. She has authored many papers including a chapter in the ABA text Covenants against Competition in Franchise Agreements, 3rd ed. and the Fundamentals of Franchising – Canada, and is a frequent presenter on many litigation topics. Judy is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is ranked by Martindale-Hubbell with a peer review rating of BV (Distinguished) with a high ethical standing, The Canadian Lexpert® Directory, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, and International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers. She was recognized in the 2021 edition of TheBest Lawyers in Canada for Corporate & Commercial Litigation.