Nature of practice and clients
Dickinson Wright is one of the only truly integrated cross border law firms with franchise lawyers in both the United States and Canada. We are a full service law firm with more than 400 lawyers with 17 offices, and the expertise necessary to assist you in all matters pertaining to franchise law and beyond. Dickinson Wright also has the ability to assist franchise clients who require advice in other areas of law, such as corporate tax structuring, tax advice, employment, immigration, real estate and intellectual property.
Dickinson Wright has extensive experience acting on behalf of businesses in the franchise and distribution space operating in North America and internationally in a wide range of industries. Our clients range from start-up systems, to regional/master franchisees, to vast franchise and distribution systems operating internationally.
We draft and review all types of legal documents specific to franchising, product and service distribution, manufacturing agreements, product licensing, and intellectual property, including trade marks and copyrights. Because of our experience acting on behalf of all parties in the franchise and distribution space, we understand the nuances of each perspective, especially when handling franchisee default and termination situations, including lease terminations, realisation on assets and security, receiverships, bankruptcy and injunctions to enforce non-competition provisions of franchise licence agreements.
We are dedicated to obtaining positive results for our clients in a cost-effective manner and tailor solutions to meet the particular needs of our clients. Our team would be pleased to speak with you on a no-fee consultation basis to explore how we can assist you.
Dickinson Wright LLP199 Bay StreetSuite 2200Commerce Court WestToronto, Ontario, CanadaM5L 1G4T +416 777 0101F +416 865 1398