The DSF Difference

Devry Smith Frank’s Franchise Law And Distribution Law Group

Devry Smith Frank LLP’s Franchise Law and Distribution Law group regularly acts for parties in franchise and distribution systems. We are a mid-market alternative with a reputation for being approachable, professional and practical. Our practitioners have provided advice and counsel to all parties in the franchise and distribution system from start-up franchisees to international franchisors and distributors for numerous products and services.

For franchisors and distributors, we are the counsel of choice for establishing or expanding franchise and/or distribution systems, protecting intellectual property and maintaining friendly franchise relations.

What’s our difference?

– Many of our franchise lawyers have served in senior business positions in the past so we understand that legal advice should be driven by business goals, rather than slavish devotion to legal processes.
– As a full-service law firm, we provide holistic legal advice on tax, international trade and intellectual property issues arising from franchise and distribution systems.
– We offer alternative billing arrangements which reflect our goal of delivering value to our clients in all that we do.

For franchisees and distribution intermediaries, we assist our clients in advising and informing them about the business opportunity and legal issues such as taxes, wills/estates planning and international trade terms often missed in the process of becoming a franchisee or distributor.

Why do clients hire us?
– Practical, grounded and professional advice on all aspects of franchising and/or distribution developed over five decades of legal experience.
– Understanding that the franchise is the life for many franchisees, we have the ability to provide both business and personal advice. Understanding for the distributor that legal advice goes beyond the distribution agreement, we have the ability to advise on various issues important to distributors such as cross border tax, customs and international trade terms.
– We offer alternative billing arrangements which reflect our goal of delivering value to our clients in all that we do.

We have three locations to serve you:

Toronto law offices are conveniently located in the Lawrence and Don Mills area at 95 Barber Greene Road, Suite 100;
Whitby offices are located in the heart of downtown Whitby at 209 Dundas Street East, Suite 401;
Barrie offices are located downtown Barrie at 85 Bayfield Street, 3rd Floor.

We have plenty of free parking in all three locations.

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For further information or assistance in regards to franchise law, please contact one of our Toronto franchise lawyers.