Dominic  Mochrie

Dominic Mochrie, Partner, Commercial

Contact Information

  • tel: 416.862.5994
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Bar Admission

Ontario, 2002

Education

  • Queen's University, LL.B.
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc. (Hons.)

Office

Toronto

Language(s)

English

Biography

Dominic focuses on franchise and distribution, privacy law, product marketing law and trade practice law. He provides practical and business-friendly advice to clients engaged in distribution and franchising matters. Clients include domestic franchisor start-ups working to establish a new franchise system to large, multi-national franchisors with thousands of franchisees. Dominic regularly prepares franchise agreements, master franchisee agreements, area developer agreements, provincial and national disclosure documents.  Dominic also assists clients with establishing and managing distribution systems, including drafting distribution agreements and product supply agreements. Additionally, Dominic provides advice to clients on all aspects of managing relationships with franchisees and distributors. Dominic also advises on franchising issues arising in the context of acquisition of everything from single unit franchises to entire franchise systems. Dominic also supports clients in respect of various trade practice matters, including consumer protection and marketing matters.

Notable Matters

  • Assisted a large retail franchisor conduct simultaneous share-purchase buybacks of all of its Ontario franchisees.
  • Prepared a Quebec area developer agreement and Quebec unit franchise agreement for a retail food services franchise.
  • Drafted a franchise agreement and Ontario disclosure document for a start-up Canadian health-care franchisor.
  • Prepared a national disclosure document for a US-based temporary staffing franchisor.
  • Prepared forms of consumer credit agreements for a Canadian consumer-goods financing program.
  • Prepared and negotiated agreements for the nation-wide purchase, installation and service of cash dispensing machines.
  • Drafted auction rules, purchase terms and website terms of use for the sale of travel products via an online auction website.
  • Consolidated a client’s provincial and voluntary disclosure documents into single, uniform Canadian disclosure document.
  • Prepared a franchise agreement and provided related advice for US-based franchisor’s expansion into Quebec.

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Industry Recognition

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014: Franchising Law
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015: Franchise Law
  • Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2013: Franchise
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2013

Publications/Events/Education

  • Countdown to CASL, Ontario Bar Association Business Beat, December 27, 2013 (author).
  • Protecting Against Web & Social Media Abuse - The 13th Annual Franchise Law Conference End of Innocence: The Arthur Wishart Act Comes of Age, November 19, 2013 (co-presenter).
  • Bringing a Franchise Concept to Canada – What You Need to Know, The FranchiseVoice, Fall 2013 (author).
  • Countdown to CASL, Ontario Bar Association Business Beat, December 27, 2013 (author).
  • International Division Panel Discussion – Financial Performance Representations in International Transactions, ABA Forum on Franchising, October 16, 2013 (panellist).
  • Legal Digest, The Franchise Voice, Spring 2013 (co-author).
  • Vicarious Liability for Franchisors, International Distribution Institute, June 14, 2013 (co-presenter).
  • An Overview of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, Law Society of Upper Canada – 3rd Annual Business Law Summit, May 15, 2013 (author and presenter).
  • It’s Not All Fun & Games: Contest, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions, 2013 International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, May 6, 2013 (co-author and co-presenter).
  • Is British Columbia Next in Line?, LJN’s Franchising Business & Law Alert, 19:8, May 2013 (author).
  • Getting Ready for Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Practical Tips for Requesting Consent, Osler Seminar/Webinar, May 1, 2013 (presenter).
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – An Overview & Practical Considerations, International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, February 28, 2013 (presenter).
  • Country Report Canada – Franchising, International Distribution Institute, February 28, 2013 (author).
  • Anatomy of a Franchise Agreement, Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2013, February 8, 2013 (author).
  • Timing of Disclosure Documents, Roundtable presentation – 2013 Canadian Franchise Law Day, January 31, 2013 (facilitator).
  • Trends and Other things to Watch For in 2013, Canadian Franchise Association’s Franchise Voice, January 4, 2013, (facilitator).
  • But I’m not a Spammer! How Canada’s Pending Anti-Spam Legislation Will Affect You, Canadian Franchise Association Annual Convention, April 2, 2012 (author and presenter).
  • Legal Aspects of Franchising Your Business, Canadian Franchise Association, March 1, 2012 (presenter).
  • Disclosure-related Issues Regularly Faced by In-House Counsel, Ontario Bar Association Law Section, Dinner Program, March 1, 2012 (co-presenter).
  • Don’t Send that Email! What Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Means for Franchisors, 2012 Canadian Franchise Association, Annual Legal Day, February 2, 2012 (author and co-presenter).
  • A Formidable CASL: The Impact of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation on Franchising, Ontario Bar Association “Focus on Franchising” (Vol. 3, No. 1), November 2011.
  • Beyond Spam: Franchisors Wrestle With Bill C-28 Compliance (2011) 16:4 Franchise & Distribution Journal, 1366, Federated Press (co-author).
  • Franchising and Technology: Staying Current and Managing Change, International Franchise Association Legal Symposium, May 15-17, 2011 (co-author).
  • A Topsy Turvy Year for Franchising in Canada, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Newsletter, The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 14, No. 1, Winter 2011 (co-author).
  • Best Practices for the Preparation and Use of a Franchise Disclosure Document, 2010 Ontario Bar Association, Annual Franchise Law Conference, November 4, 2010 (co-author and co-presenter).
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Disclosure (But Were Afraid To Ask), 2009 Canadian Franchise Association Legal Day, March 3, 2009 (co-author and co-presenter).
  • Everything’s for Sale, 2009 Ontario Bar Association Joint Subcommittee on Franchising Presentation, May 26, 2009 (co-presenter).