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We represent leading national retail brands, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, business and professional associations, individuals, and not-for-profit entities.


What We Do

Franchise and Distribution Disputes

We have extensive experience in all aspects of franchise litigation and arbitration, including:

  • Claims for damages for wrongful termination of franchise agreements;
  • Claims for breaches of the duty of good faith and commercial reasonableness under the Arthur Wishart Act;
  • Rescission claims for non-disclosure of material facts.

We have acted for franchisees and franchisors, including officers and directors of franchisors and other advisors involved in the franchising industry, in all types of franchise systems, including the food industry, automobile dealership disputes, and distributorship arrangements. 

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