The 11th Annual Franchise Law Conference: Mastering a Recovering Economy
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: November 2011
Format: download (PDF), shipped (hardcopy)


Franchise law has had to adapt to changing economic conditions in recent years. This year's publication focuses on moving forward as the economy rebuilds and ensuring that you are not left behind.  Highlights include judicial and legislative developments of note, the upcoming economic forecast, and issues surrounding disclosure documents. This publication also covers topics including arbitration, American franchise law, social media and franchise agreements. 
Program Chairs: 
Susan Friedman,
Davis LLP
Darrell Jarvis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The Annual Legal Update
David Altshuller, Teplitsky Colson LLP
Allan Dick, Sotos LLP

The State of the Business of Franchising: The Current Climate and Prospects for Growth
Larry Weinberg, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
David Gershman, Trivest Partners, L.P. - Florida
Ed Khediguian, GE Capital - Montreal
John Wissent, M&M Meat Shops Ltd. - Kitchener

Top 10 Changes You Need to Make to Your Franchise Agreement in 2011
John L. Rogers, Davis LLP
Peter M. Viitre, Sotos LLP

Does a Decision to Arbitrate Still Make Sense?
L. Leslie Dizgun, Himelfarb Proszanski LLP
Jennifer L. Dolman, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

A Primer on U.S. Franchise Law Legislation:  How it differs from Canadian Franchise Legislation
Edward (Ned) Levitt, Aird & Berlis LLP
George J. Eydt, Hodgson Russ LLP

Franchisor Counsel's View on Section 3 and 4 of The Arthur Wishart Act: The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far
Geoffrey B. Shaw and Colin Pendrith, Cassels Brock LLP

The Duty of Good Faith and the Right to Associate
Jonathan C. Lisus, Lax O'Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

Critical Issues in Site Selection, Leasing and Development
Debi M. Sutin, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Joseph Y. Adler, Hoffer Adler LLP

Franchising and Social Media
Chad Finkelstein, Dale & Lessmann LLP
Daniel F. So, Mckenzie Lake Lawyers LLP

The Increasing Difficulty of Preparing and Using Disclosure Documents
Peter Dillon, Siskinds LLP

The Increasing Difficulty of Preparing and Using Disclosure Documents
Jeffrey P. Hoffman, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

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