Sotos LLP has been Canada’s leading firm in franchise law for more than 30 years. Whether you’re a franchisor, franchisee, or franchise association, our lawyers protect your business rights while promoting positive franchise relationships; in times of stress, and in times of success.
In a world where legal relationships are governed by contracts, franchisors want to protect their franchise investment and intellectual property, while doing all they can to promote positive franchise relations essential to their business success; without the costly negotiations that go along with every franchise sale. Whether you are starting a franchise business or are an experienced franchisor, our franchise lawyers are well-versed in every aspect of business and franchise law.
If you are a franchisee, or are thinking about becoming a franchisee, our franchise lawyers will effectively analyze business opportunities and help you make well-informed business decisions in order to avoid many of the common pitfalls associated with franchising. Our team will help you with reviewing and assessing the franchise disclosure document, dispute mediation and resolution, franchise agreements (negotiation, renewal, long-term implications), and much more.
Sotos LLP has helped structure and represent more franchisee associations than any other law firm in Canada. These specialized consulting projects have helped many associations play a key role in leading franchise cases and franchise fairness legislation.
At Sotos LLP, we view litigation as a last resort since our focus is on finding solutions that make good business sense. Through early dispute resolution, including mediation, we have a proven track-record of restoring that balance of power fairly, and effectively. But when all else fails, we litigate aggressively and we litigate to win by drawing on our cumulative resources and experience to pursue cases through trial and appeal.