The new 2013-14 edition of Who’s Who Legal from the American Bar Assn. International Division hails five Sotos lawyers as being tops in the franchise field in Canada – more than any other law firm in the country and representing nearly 20% of all Canadian lawyers cited by the publication.

The introduction to the section notes, “… systems from around the world are using Canada as a key part of their expansion into North America.”

This is how Who’s Who Legal describes the five Sotos lawyers:

“Sotos fields the highest number of practitioners to this chapter with five listings. The ‘brilliant’ John Sotos has ‘extensive experience’ in all aspects of franchise law and boasts an ‘enviable client list’ of domestic and international franchisors. Arthur Trebilcock is considered the ‘godfather’ of franchising in Ontario and peers praise his ‘deep understanding’ of this sector. Allan Dick is chair of the Ontario Bar Association franchise law section and ‘one of the best litigators in the country.’ The ‘extremely good’ Peter Viitre is the ‘lawyer of choice’ for those in need of franchise agreements, disclosure documents and regulatory compliance advice. John Yiokaris is a ‘star’ in this field and is praised for his ‘superb business acumen.’”