skip to main content




Printable Summary

Whether you are a business owner embarking upon an expansion through a franchise distribution model, a new franchisor or a distributor of products or services, you require legal professionals with a high degree of expertise and experience to guide you through the increasingly complex world of franchising.

Our lawyers have represented some of the world’s foremost franchises and have provided legal services to Canadian and international clients on all aspects of Canadian franchise law. We assist our clients with all their franchise, distribution and licensing matters, including:

  • Purchase and sale of individual units or complete franchise systems
  • Master franchising and area development agreements
  • Concept and strategy surrounding a new franchise
  • Contract drafting and negotiation, including franchise agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Creation of a Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Marketing and administrative procedures around disclosure
  • Incorporations
  • Financing
  • Franchise resales
  • Formation and administration of franchisee associations
  • Dispute management and litigation
  • Regulatory and statutory compliance
  • Interprovincial and international franchising
  • Intellectual property protection and licensing
  • Leasing

The members of our group also have experience in other areas of practice which are affected by franchising, such as labour and employment, workplace health and safety, environmental and competition, to name a few.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters Jan 17, 2014 A&B Assists National RV Communities LLC in Acquisition
Representative Matters Jan 13, 2014 A&B Represents Feronia Inc. in US$25M Private Placement
Representative Matters Jan 08, 2014 Sobeys Acquires Canada Safeway
Representative Matters Dec 19, 2013 Hand Sanitizer Patent Lawsuit Gets Green Light
Representative Matters Oct 25, 2013 A&B Acts for CIT Lending Corporation
Representative Matters Oct 15, 2013 A&B Represents Hecla Mining Company in Takeover
More Representative Matters

Recent Developments

News A&B In the News Jan 09, 2015 Global News Quotes John Mascarin
News Firm News Jun 13, 2014 A&B Launches StartupSource.ca
News A&B In the News Apr 30, 2014 Norman Kahn Quoted by Canadian Lawyer
News A&B In the News Apr 02, 2014 A&B Mentioned by Niagara Media
News A&B In the News Apr 02, 2014 The CBC Interviews John Mascarin
News Firm News Feb 11, 2014 Tax News Flash - Canadian 2014 Federal Budget
News Firm News Jan 30, 2014 A&B Announces Seven New Partners
News A&B In the News Jan 12, 2014 John Mascarin Quoted by NOW Magazine
News A&B In the News Jan 07, 2014 A&B Mentioned Regarding Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc
News A&B In the News Dec 19, 2013 Ken Clark Interviewed by the CBC

Blog Posts