Franchise Law

Many individuals dream of operating a successful business franchise. When it comes to establishing agreements, organizing contracts, reviewing financing documents, and identifying those risks, it is important to seek professional assistance.

In fact, working with an experienced legal team who specializes in franchise law can help not only with protecting your investments, but it could also indicate areas ripe for improvement. In short, working with a lawyer can maximize franchise potential while minimizing risk.

Our team at Mann Lawyers specializes in franchise law, giving professional clients custom-tailored legal solutions and expert advice. With over 100 years of collective experience, we know this field inside and out and are ready to help. Our team of over 30 lawyers and an equal number of support staff are able to help you realize your franchise opportunities as either a franchisor or as a franchisee. We can empower you to reach your goals by providing sound professional advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

We offer the following services:

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of all documents related to your franchise, including:
    • Franchise agreements;
    • Disclosure materials;
    • Commercial leasing documents, including subleases; and,
    • License and supply contracts; and employment contracts.
  • Assisting you with reviewing financing documents and financial risk management
  • Helping you formalize your business structure, including incorporating your business and negotiating and preparing shareholder agreements
  • Advising on intellectual property issues, operational and corporate governance issues, and regulatory compliance
  • Providing practical advice to help you resolve franchise and leasing disputes
  • Legal enforcement of franchise agreements and collections

In addition to franchise law and business law, we offer expertise in other areas applicable to successfully operating a franchised business.  Ask our Franchise Group about our experience in:

  • Drafting general employment agreements, policies, and procedures
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Contract disputes/breach of contracts

Whether you need help with streamlining your franchise operations to maximize growth potential or are having trouble with a contract dispute, Mann Lawyers is here for you. We will work diligently to find a solution based on your needs and situation. Whether we need to collect evidence, gather facts, or otherwise, you can count on us to take care of it. Your best interests are kept in focus the entire time, and we remain highly transparent with you throughout the process to ensure you stay informed at all times.

We support local franchises as lead sponsor of The Franchise Expo – Ottawa and are proud to be a member of the Canadian Franchise Association.

For more information about our franchise law services and for any guidance on your specific situation or circumstance, please contact us today at (613) 722-1500 or by email at business@mannlawyers.com.

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