Hotel Franchising

Building a successful hotel or motel brand takes time and deep knowledge of the lodging industry. It’s time to welcome Sotos into your business.

Thinking of opening a hotel or motel, or investing in a lodging franchise? Before you make that decision, get insight and guidance from professionals with development project experience and deep knowledge of the lodging industry’s business models and legal framework.


From check in to check out, start up to exit, we’ve got the expertise to guide you through every stage of your business. Count on us for help with:

  • Site selection
  • Financing options
  • Technology and data sharing agreements
  • Risk management

Hotel Sector Team

Franchising Expertise

As franchise lawyers, we’re focused on helping entrepreneurs develop, grow, and protect their franchised business. We are Canada’s most experienced franchise law firm, with the country’s leading commercial practitioners and litigators.

Franchise law

  • Conversion of a successful business to a successful franchise model
  • Area development and master franchising
  • Tailored drafting of disclosure documents and franchise agreements
  • Franchise system mergers, sales and acquisitions
  • Expansion and finance strategies, including international expansion
  • “Canadianizing” of foreign disclosure documents
  • IP and Trademarks
  • Real estate transactions, including leases, purchases and sales
  • Effective commercial litigation, dispute mediation and resolution, and arbitration
  • Related employment law
  • Private wealth planning
  • Succession planning


Sotos helps you grow

Talk to us about industry laws, market trends and other factors that drive growth in your business.