October 6, 2022

John Sotos is ranked as Senior Statesperson by Chambers Canada 2023

John Sotos has been ranked by Chambers Canada as a Senior Statesperson in the Franchising practice area for the fourth consecutive year. A senior statesperson is a lawyer with significant market standing who performs supervisory or strategic functions. According to research conducted by Chambers Canada:

Founding partner of his firm, John Sotos is a Toron­to-based lawyer who often acts on franchise agree­ments and related arbitration matters.

“John is one of the pre-eminent franchise lawyers in Ontario, having started this specialised boutique firm at the infancy of this area of law.”

“John is an outstanding, experi­enced person. When he provides recommendations, we listen.”


Chambers Canada ranks eminent lawyers and law firms based on rigorous independent research.

About John Sotos
John is a dean of the franchising, licensing and distributing bar – a recognition that caps a 40-year career acting for franchisors regionally, nationally and globally. Recognized for his critical role in shaping Canada’s franchise legal framework, John regularly advises governments and industry associations on initiatives and changes that affect franchise businesses.

About Chambers Canada
Chambers Canada is often referred to as ‘the gold standard’ and is a highly regarded legal publication. Chambers Canada ranks eminent lawyers and law firms based on rigorous independent research.

About Sotos LLP
As Canada’s leading franchising, licensing and distribution law firm, with over 20 legal professionals dedicated to the industry, we provide a comprehensive range of franchise law, corporate, private equity financing, commercial, litigation, intellectual property, employment and real estate services to franchisors. For over 40 years, we have been working with regional, national and international franchisors in every sector of the franchise industry from launch to exit including with their international expansion.