Dominic focuses on franchise and distribution, product marketing law and trade practice law. He provides practical and business-friendly advice to clients engaged in distribution and franchising matters, from start-up franchisors working to establish a new franchise system, to large, multi-national franchisors with thousands of franchisees. Dominic also supports clients in respect of various trade practice matters, including consumer protection, retail and marketing matters.
Dominic has extensive experience in wide variety of franchise systems, including hotel/hospitality franchises and retail fuel operations. Dominic also provides strategic advice to franchisors on franchising matters in M&A transactions, including advice on deal structure, risk analysis and risk mitigation. He has also recently assisted several franchisors “clean up” their franchise system prior to sale.
Dominic is actively in industry events and associations. He has been on many planning committees for the Canadian Franchise Association, the American Bar Association, the International Franchise Association, and the Ontario Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker and writer, including co-chairing the 2015 Ontario Bar Association’s Franchise Law Conference, presenting at the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, and presenting at the International Franchise Association’s Legal Symposium. Dominic is also the International Distribution Institute’s designated franchise country expert for Canada.
Dominic is ranked in Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers, Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal (Global): Franchise, Who’s Who Legal: Canada (Franchise) (where in the 2016 ranking he is listed as one of the 7 Most Highly Regarded Individuals), and is recognized as a “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times.