Franchise Litigation and Toronto Franchise Lawyers
Devry Smith Frank LLP’s (“DSF’s”) franchise lawyers within the Franchise litigation group regularly acts for franchisors and franchisees in litigation disputes. Litigation involving franchisors or franchisees may include a wide range of litigation matters including:
- Breach of franchise agreements or The Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) 2000
- Breach of fiduciary duty of the franchisors
- Enforcement of restrictive and non-competition covenants to protect franchisors or default or termination proceedings
Since the introduction of The Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) 2000, the obligation of franchisors has been expanded and the right of franchisees clarified. As such, franchise legislation and franchise litigation is no longer framed as a simple breach of contract but contains statutory and regulatory aspects as well.
As a complicated filed of litigation, franchise litigation involves fields as diverse as contract law, intellectual property and financial fraud. With litigators who are knowledgeable in all these fields, Devry Smith Frank LLP is able to provide practical advice and experience for franchisors and franchisees whether to negotiate franchise settlements or to litigate.
We are frequently hired by franchisors or franchisees pursuing litigation options because 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.
If you are a franchisor or franchisee seeking franchise litigation options, please contact one of our franchise lawyers at Devry Smith Frank LLP.