Retail and Consumer Products – Franchise

There comes a time when a successful retail business looks beyond its traditional market boundaries for further growth opportunities. Franchising has proven to be an effective way for bringing a brand to larger markets. The challenge then becomes ensuring that the franchisor’s systems and operations meet all regulatory requirements.

With more than 40 years of experience involving more than 450 franchise brands in a wide range of industries, Osler’s National Franchise Group is well equipped to handle a company’s franchise legal requirements. Our experience working with hundreds of brands has given us unique insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by franchise systems. We provide Canadian and international franchisors with business practical advice on all aspects of Canadian franchise law, including the preparation of franchise and ancillary agreements, and disclosure documents.

Osler’s clients include domestic franchisor start-ups working to establish a new franchise system to large, multi-unit, national and international franchisors with hundreds of franchises. We understand the franchise model in its entirety and can offer a full service offering, including expertise in ancillary areas critical to the franchise model, such as M&A, real estate, financial services, labour and employment, intellectual property, privacy and data management, and advertising and marketing law.

The National Franchise Group has also developed Osler Dash – a technology-enabled solution that simplifies, streamlines and expedites the franchise disclosure and contracting process. Benefits include ensured compliance, automated franchisee onboarding, and lower administrative costs.

When your business plans call for expansion by franchising, count on Osler to deliver the legal expertise and guidance that will help pave the way for your success.

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