Franchise Law: Ethical Issues For Franchise Lawyers (In-Person)

Apr. 3, 2013
Toronto ON

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Program Details
Date:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Agenda : 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration & Cash Bar | 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Dinner | 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm Program
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events (OBA Conference Centre) | 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

This program will address practical ethical issues that may confront both practicing and in-house counsel, such as:
  • settling with an unrepresented claimant;
  • when the unrepresented claimant obtains what you consider to be inadequate independent legal advice;
  • when there is a conflict among parties that have retained the same lawyer;
  • should a corporate director, subject to personal liability with the corporation, retain a lawyer different than the lawyer representing the corporation;
  • ethical responsibilities when requested to provide ILA for a franchise sold in a different province or a different country;
  • ethical responsibilities when representing a franchisee that obtains a disclosure document that is clearly deficient (e.g., missing a signed certificate) rendering it most-likely a non-disclosure; and
  • ethical responsibilities when representing a franchisor that may have inserted documentation into its copy of the disclosure document after the rescission remedy is invoked.

The speakers will consider various franchise related fact scenarios from both a commercial and litigation perspective and will refer to the relevant provisions of both the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Law Society Act.

Chair:  
Tanya Walker, Walker Law Professional Corporation

Speakers:  
Ross Bain, Executive Vice President, Prime Restaurants.
Caterina Galati, Senior Competence Counsel, Law Society of Upper Canada
Ian Roher, Tepiltsky Colson LLP
John Sotos, Sotos LLP
 

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