Franchise and Distribution

Protecting your business and your interests.


Pitblado lawyers use their wide range of experience and skill in all aspects of Canadian franchise law to provide comprehensive legal advice required by successful franchisors, licensors and distributors, and correspondingly, franchisees, licensees, and retailers.

Our lawyers provide advice and services to clients in the following areas:

  • Development and structuring of franchise systems
  • Compliance with franchise legislation
  • Franchise disclosure documents
  • Direct franchises
  • Master franchises
  • Preparing and drafting franchise development agreements
  • Structuring leasing arrangements
  • Advice on tax implications
  • Joint ventures
  • Branch operations
  • Trade-mark registrations
  • Domain name registrations
  • Internet websites
  • E-commerce transactions
  • Master and territorial distribution arrangements
  • Dispute resolution and litigation