40 King St W, Suite 5800, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON)
Richard is a partner in the firm’s national Financial Services Group and is leader of the firm’s Franchise Law Specialty Group. His expertise is in transactional law focusing on franchising and distribution, secured financings, and private company mergers & acquisitions. Richard is a member of the Franchise Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and a member of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Canadian Franchise Association. He is a frequent speaker and contributor in the areas of commercial and franchising law issues and co-authored the Canadian chapter "Franchising" in The International Comparative Legal Guide, and authored "Franchising" in Business Laws of Canada published by Thomson Reuters. Richard is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Business Law Section and the American Bar Association Business Law Section and Forum on Franchising. Clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Robert Décary, Federal Court of Appeal, 1995–1996.