Idan Erez


Idan Erez is a member of the Bar in the Province of Ontario and in the State of Georgia. He practices in our litigation department focussing on a variety of subject matter including franchising and other commercial disputes, professional liability/personal injury defense, and other types of civil litigation. His experience includes shareholder disputes, commercial contract disputes, injunctive proceedings and real estate litigation, as well as class action work in the areas of pharmaceuticals and data breach. Idan has been recognized by his colleagues as a Franchise Times “Legal Eagle”. He has appeared in the Ontario Superior Court and Divisional Court as well as in the Superior Court of British Columbia and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.


Commercial litigation, franchising, professional liability, health law, personal injury

Law Society of Ontario – Member

Stage Bar of Georgia – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member

Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Executive – CPD Liaison

Advocates’ Society – Member

Medico Legal Society of Toronto – Member

Speaker, “Best practices for disclosure: use of disclaimers and delivery of documents”, Ontario Bar Association’s 21st Annual Franchise Law Conference (Toronto, November 29, 2022)

Co-speaker, “Solo/Small Firm Response to COVID-19”, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising (San Diego, November 4, 2022)

Co-Author, “Franchise Laws and Regulations, Canada 2023”, (October 2022)

Speaker, “Franchise Resales”, Canadian Franchise Association Franchise Law Day (Toronto, September 22, 2022)

Co-speaker, “Recent Trends Regarding the Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants in Franchise Agreements”, Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Program (Toronto, June 7, 2022)

Attended, Canadian Franchise Association National Convention (Ottawa, April 9-11, 2022)

Co-speaker, Canadian Franchise Association’s Certified Franchise Executives Fran-Guard Seminar (Ottawa, April 8, 2022)

Author, “The Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants Against Non-Contracting Parties”, OBA Franchise Law Newsletter (April 6, 2022)

Featured, “Legal Eagles Advise Flexibility When Enforcing Franchise System Standards”, Franchise Times (March 29, 2022)

Co-speaker, Canadian Franchise Association’s Certified Franchise Executives Fran-Guard Seminar (Toronto, November 18, 2021)

Co-speaker, “Recent Supreme Court Of Canada Decisions On The Duty Of Good Faith And How To Apply Them To Franchising”, Canadian Franchise Association’s Franchise Law Day (Toronto, September 23, 2021)

Co-speaker, “Identifying, Protecting, and Enforcing Confidential Information in the Franchise Industry”, Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Program (Toronto, June 22, 2021)

Moderated, “The Future of Delivery and Virtual Kitchens”, Canadian Franchise Association Franchise Law Day (Toronto, September 26, 2019)

Featured, “Remaining franchise term plays role in injunction cases” (, June 11, 2019)

Attended, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium (Washington, DC, May 5-7, 2019)

Attended, Canadian Franchise Association National Convention (Niagara Falls, April 7-9, 2019)

Attended, “Franchise Law in Canada: All Grown Up?”, Ontario Bar Association 17th Annual Franchise Law Conference (Toronto, November 16, 2017)

Speaker, “Use and Administration of Advertising Funds”, Canadian Franchise Association Franchise Law Day (Toronto, September 26, 2017)

Author, “Canada: The New Proposed Cannabis Act: Implications for Franchisors”, Cannabis Law Journal, Issue 6 (September 1, 2017)

Attended, Ontario Bar Association 16th Annual Franchise Law Conference (Toronto, November 17, 2016)

Attended, Canadian Franchise Association Franchise Law Day (Toronto, September 22, 2016)

Defense of chiropractors and physicians against allegations of malpractice and allegations of disciplinary infractions.

Prosecution and defense of franchise litigation on behalf of franchisors, master franchisors, developers, and franchisees.

Prosecution and defense of claims related to investment services.

Prosecution of claims related to mining interests and projects.

Defense of lawyers against allegations of negligence in the provision of legal services.

Defense of insurers on accidental death and disability claims.

Prosecution and defense of claims involving real estate disputes.

Prosecution and defense of contract claims in manufacturing, communications and financing contexts.

Defense of a claim relating to flooding and resulting damage to ongoing construction of a hydro-electric facility.

Prosecution of a claim relating to fire loss in a manufacturing context.

Defense of a personal injury claim arising from a major chemical escape from a manufacturing facility.

Defense of Federal Court actions brought on behalf of copyright holders against distributors of television programming nation-wide.

Representation of distributors of television and audio programming in Copyright Board proceedings held to fix royalty rates for distribution of copyrighted material.

Appellate and judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court (Appeal Division) relating to decisions of the Copyright Board of Canada and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.

Representation of a telecommunications provider in contractual disputes with other telecommunications providers.

Defense of a class action relating to the provision of internet services.

Application for and execution of civil search and seizure orders in the context of software piracy cases.

Representation of members of Canada’s first nations communities in disputes with industry and government in the context of resource development and environmental issues.

Judicial review of a decision of the Chief of the Defense Staff.

J.D., Osgoode Hall, 2001

Hon. B.Sc. (Molecular Genetics & Molecular Biology), 1998

Ontario, 2009

United States (Georgia), 2015


Hebrew, עברית

Reading and moderate spoken French

FranchiseTimes Legal Eagles

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