FRANCHISE LAW

Starting? Buying? Selling? Suing? We can help!

Rod Refcio, Senior Lawyer & CEO

Rod Refcio, Senior Lawyer & CEO

Will Chapman, Associate Lawyer

Will Chapman, Associate Lawyer

“Since we have extensive experience in both the corporate law aspect of franchise law as well as the litigation aspect of franchise law, our clients benefit from receiving legal advise that is very well balanced and thorough. While we prefer to try and prevent any legal problem for a franchisor or franchisee from ever occurring, if an unexpected legal problem ever does arise, we are ready to take immediate action to revolve the issue.”

– Rod R. Refcio

The Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 3 which governs all franchise agreements entered into in the Province of Ontario has now been in effect for approximately twenty years.

Franchise law has always been a particular passion of the Firm’s founding lawyer, Rod Refcio, who was pursuing his legal education at the time the new law was passed and began studying and publishing articles about the new legislation while still in law school.

That initial passion has grown over the past two decades into the Firm’s well-established franchise law practice which includes not only corporate law services for franchisor and franchisees, but also provides franchise litigation services when required. Our lawyers enjoy helping to establish a new franchisor system or assisting a brand new franchisee successfully purchase their 1st franchise location. Our Firm business model is built on establishing long-term relationships with our franchise clients and we have successfully assisted some of our clients with growing their franchise operations and acquiring multiple franchise locations as part of our clients’ respective investment portfolios.

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