Preview -  Allan Dick

Practice Focus

Allan is a partner in the litigation department. His practice focuses on franchising, licensing and distribution, commercial and corporate disputes, and intellectual property. Allan regularly advises franchisors, master franchisees, and area franchisees and has been recognized by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers Canada and LEXPERT directories as a leading litigator in the franchising field. He has represented both franchisors and franchisees in group litigation including class proceedings.

Allan has an extensive background in trial and appellate litigation and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has comprehensive experience arbitrating and mediating disputes. He is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association, ABA Forum on Franchising, International Franchise Association and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Additionally, Allan has been a regular contributing author of articles and a speaker on topics related to franchising, commercial leasing, and general litigation on behalf of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Franchise Association, and the American Bar Association Franchise Law Journal. He is an original member of the executive of the Ontario Bar Association Joint Sub-Committee on Franchising, a past chair of the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section, and co-chaired the Ontario Bar Association 7th Annual Franchise Law Conference in 2007.


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Assistant: Susan Tranter
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Bar Admission

Ontario, 1984


LL.B., University of Toronto, 1982
Registered Trade Mark Agent


Peer Recognition

  • Ranked Band 1 in Chambers Canada 2016 for franchising
  • Named “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times magazine (2013-2018), Top Franchise Lawyers in North America
  • Consistently listed in the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory as “most frequently recommended” in Franchising Litigation and the  LEXPERT Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • Consistently listed in Best Lawyers Canada
  • Consistently listed in the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and Who’s Who Legal: Canada

Publications and Articles


Presentations and Seminars

  • Panelist – 2015 Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (Toronto, April 2015)
  • Plenary Panelist – “Pros and Cons of Arbitration in Franchising” Ontario Bar Association 14th Annual Franchise Law Conference (November 18, 2014)
  • Roundtable Facilitator – “Alternative Dispute Resolution” CFA 2014 National Convention, Niagara Falls (April 7, 2014)
  • Roundtable Facilitator – “Discretion – Its Place in the Franchise Relationship”, Ontario Bar Association 12th Annual Franchise Law Conference: For Better or For Worse: Franchise Relationships over the Long Term, Toronto (November 6, 2012)
  • Co-chair, Canadian Bar Association Franchise Law Program (August 14, 2012)
  • Speaker, Canadian Franchise Association Law Day (February 2, 2012)
  • The Annual Legal Update, with David Altshuller, Ontario Bar Association 11th Annual Franchise Law Conference (November, 2011)
  • Supreme Court of Canada decision in Seidel v. Telus: What does this mean for Franchising? (Webinar), with Jennifer Dolman, CBA Webinar series (June 27, 2011)
  • The Unique Aspects of Advising Franchisee Clients, with Daniel F. So, Ontario Bar Association Institute 2011 (February 3, 2011)
  • Individual to Group to Class Disputes in Franchising – Considerations for Resolution, Ontario Bar Association 10th Annual Franchise Law Conference (November 2010)
  • The Implications of the Quizno’s Court of Appeal Decision on Your Franchise System (webinar), Canadian Franchise Association (July 29, 2010)
  • Franchise Class Actions in Canada: Informing Practice and Business, (2010) 29 Franchise Law Journal (ABA Forum on Franchising)
  • The Latest Word on Rescission (workshop), Canadian Franchise Association “Legal Day”, (March 2, 2010)
  • Plenary – Annual Legal Update: My Top Five Picks from 2009 (plenary session), OBA 9th Annual Franchise Law Conference (October 14, 2009)
  • Major issues that keep franchise counsel up at night, OBA 8th Annual Franchise Law Conference (2008)
  • Managing Income Trusts in a Franchised Business Model: Keeping an Eye on the Duty of Good Faith and Positive Franchisee Relations, (March 2006) 2 Canadian Franchise Review


Practice Areas

Professional Associations

  • Executive Committee Member and Past Chair (2010-2012), Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section
  • Vice-chair, Ontario Bar Association Joint Sub-Committee on Franchising (2008-2010)
  • Executive member, Ontario Bar Association Joint Sub-Committee on Franchising (Since inception-2008)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
  • American Corporate Counsel Association
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