Franchise Law: Ethical Issues for Franchise Lawyers (Archived Video Stream) 

Apr. 3, 2013
Toronto Online

This is the archived version of a program presented on April 3, 2013. 

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.

Tanya Walker, Walker Law Professional Corporation

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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    CBA Member: $40*
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