November 29, 2022

Liisa Kaarid is the exclusive winner of the 2022 Lexology Client Choice Award for Franchising in Canada

Sotos LLP is proud to announce that Liisa Kaarid is the exclusive winner of the prestigious 2022 Lexology Client Choice Award for Franchising in Canada.

Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards recognize law firms and partners worldwide that stand apart for the quality of their service and the excellent client care they provide. Lawyers can only be nominated by corporate counsel.

Liisa was chosen based on the quality of her legal counsel, industry expertise, commercial awareness, and business acumen.

A few quotes by clients:

Liisa’s unique experiences in franchisee/franchisor relationships, allowed her to use that as an advantage to exact the best possible deal.

Liisa Kaarid is a great individual and is well-deserving of a Client Choice award for her excellent client care and the superb quality of service that is provided.

Liisa’s services and the advice provided, always is well worth the cost. Simply put, she is an amazing individual and amazing practitioner.

Liisa was very honest and professional at all times and was excellent at explaining things to us pertaining to our case that otherwise would have been difficult to understand or simply just over our heads.


Liisa has earned a strong reputation for her expertise in franchising, licensing, and distribution law, especially in the grocery sector.

Liisa started her career at Sotos LLP. Subsequently, she developed international experience and honed her skills at a major full-service law firm, followed by her long-term position as Vice President, Legal Affairs for Canada’s largest grocery and pharmacy retailer. Liisa has returned to where her franchising practice began, re-joining Sotos LLP as a partner.

Throughout her career, Liisa has worked closely with business leaders to deliver impactful, practical guidance in all phases of franchise and business development. From structuring new systems to implementing changes in evolving systems and navigating conflicts, Liisa has provided sound guidance to help her clients reach optimal results. Liisa’s in-depth experience in the grocery sector includes operations, regulatory compliance, corporate social responsibility, and business transactions. Liisa brings her longstanding acumen as trusted corporate counsel back to private practice, to impart her invaluable experience to our firm’s clients.

Liisa is highly regarded in the field and has been recognized as a leading franchise lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal Global and National Guides, and named Legal Eagle by Franchise Times Magazine.


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