Restaurant Services

What’s on our menu? We bring to the table a deep knowledge of restaurant franchising and the experience to get you where you’re looking to go.

We’ve guided some of Canada’s leading franchised restaurant systems from launch to exit. As one of the leading forces that shaped the legal framework of Canada’s franchise industry, we understand the business and personal aspects of

the restaurant industry’s franchise relationship laws. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for your restaurant franchise system.


Drawing from our deep knowledge of the restaurant franchise industry and business model, we provide counsel and guidance with:

  • Brand and market analysis
  • Tailored system design
  • Franchisee attraction and selection
  • Location guidance
  • Supplier recommendations and contacts
  • Strategic planning
  • Management of sales and transfers

Restaurant 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


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Sotos drives success

Sotos shares your entrepreneurial spirit. Combine that with our leadership in restaurant franchising
and we do more than reduce risks: We accelerate your success.