- University of Windsor, LL.B.
- Carleton University, B.A. (Hons.)
Christine practices business law with an emphasis on franchising, distribution, retail and general commercial matters, with a primary focus on franchising.
She provides Canadian and international franchisors with business practical advice on all aspects of Canadian franchise law, including the preparation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents, acquisitions and dispositions of single unit franchises and franchise systems as a whole, managing franchisee relationships and expanding operations to Canada.
She also regularly advises retailers and other businesses on Canadian distribution, trade practice, retail law and general commercial matters, including consumer protection, cost of credit, outsourcing, gaming, advertising and marketing, promotions and contests, packaging and labelling, Internet sales, e-commerce, anti-spam and privacy law.
Christine has worked with a broad range of franchise, retail and other companies, from start-ups to cross-border and international corporations and in industries including, clothing and apparel, real estate, pharmaceutical, grocery, vehicle rental and leasing, hospitality, quick service restaurant, technology, fintech, manufacturing, tools, credit providers, health care and commercial services.
Christine brings a unique perspective to her franchise practice, having previously worked as an associate at a well-respected franchisee-side boutique law firm in Toronto as well as serving as a judicial law clerk to the Superior Court of Justice.
Christine regularly writes and speaks on franchise issues and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Consumer Law Subcommittee.