Published on January 17, 2012
Posted in: Blog
10. Author Biography
Mr.is the founding partner of Sotos LLP and practices in the area of Canadian franchising, licensing, and distribution law with a large national and international client base. He has extensive experience in franchise system development, repositioning, insolvencies, and complex litigation, including class actions. Mr. Sotos also instructs internationally on franchising as a vehicle for economic growth and has co-chaired the Uniform Law Conference of Canada franchise law project as well as the Franchise Working Sector Team advising the Ontario Government on franchise industry management.
Mr. Sotos obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1975 and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 1978 and is currently listed in the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, Lexpert and Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, www.BestLawyers.com, and has attained the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Sotos serves on the Board of numerous corporations and charities, including the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, the Planned Giving Committee, and the Hellenic Heritage Foundation. He has also served on the editorial board of industry and professional publications and serves as special counsel to a number of franchisors and associations.
Mr. Sotos is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The International Bar Association, the Canadian Franchise Association and the International Franchise Association.