Ryan McCabe

Ryan carries a broad commercial practice with a principal focus on franchising. For his franchise clients, Ryan provides advice for all stages of development on matters relating to the maintenance and expansion of franchise systems, and regularly drafts and prepares franchise agreements, disclosure documents, and ancillary agreements for use across Canada’s ever-changing regulatory landscape. Ryan’s practice also includes advising clients on a variety of commercial matters including license agreements, escrow agreements, supply agreements, distribution agreements, and various other commercial agreements.

Ryan completed his JD at Queen’s University Faculty of Law and graduated with honours from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

Representative Work

  • Diversified Royalty Corp.

    Diversified Royalty Corp. acquires trademarks and other intellectual property rights of BarBurrito Restaurants Inc.

Community Involvement

  • Queen’s Elder Law Clinic, Caseworker
  • Queen’s Law Cancer Society, Volunteer

Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

Canadian Franchise Association’s Franchise Canada Show
Speaker, Legal Aspects of Franchise Ownership: Essential Considerations for a Successful Purchase, February 5, 2023

Published Work

Franchise Law Primer: Ontario’s Resale Exemption, Ontario Bar Association: Franchise Law Section Insider, April 12, 2024



  • Queen’s University Faculty of Law, J.D.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Honours)


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • Ontario Bar Association