Franchise + Distribution Law
Guiding you through a detailed analysis of your current operations to determine whether franchising is a feasible expansion strategy.
To Franchise or Not to Franchise
- Analyzing the rationale for expansion through franchising
- Considering various alternative channels of distribution
- Liaising with professional accountants with expertise in franchising and business and franchise consultant
- Structuring your franchise system should you decide that franchising is the most appropriate method for expansion and delivery of your product or services.
Establishing A Franchise System
- Structuring a franchise system
- Establishing a disclosure compliance program
Preparing legal franchise documentation [see below]
- Examining franchise sales and lead generation techniques
- Protecting your intellectual property: registering and protecting your trade-marks, patents and copyrights
- Considering leasing strategies; controlling the franchise site by way of lease or sub-lease
- Reviewing and preparing of lease documentation and negotiation of leases with landlord’s solicitors
- Examining the impact of privacy laws on your franchised business
- Considering competition law issue
Preparation of Franchise Documentation
- Preparing the franchise agreement to best suit your franchised business
- Preparing sublease, guarantee, construction, general security, deposit and application, software license and confidentiality agreements
- Preparing disclosure documents for the Provinces of Ontario and Alberta
- Considering the legal ramifications of providing projections or earnings claims to potential franchisees
- Reviewing of promotional material to ensure consistency with representations made in the disclosure document
- Ensuring that you obtain a security interest in the franchisee’s assets
- Reviewing of operations and training manuals to ensure legal compliance
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