Preview -  Dixie Ho

Practice Focus

Dixie is a senior associate in our corporate and commercial department; the primary focus of her practice is on franchising. Dixie provides franchise advice on all issues related to franchising, including the preparation of franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, establishment of franchise systems, enforcement of franchise agreements, shareholder agreements, the purchase and sale of businesses, and general contract matters. Dixie’s experience spans a wide range of industries including hospitality, retail, and service, as well as the healthcare industry, where she advises many healthcare professionals. She is a trademark agent and assists clients with trademark procurement and protection.

Dixie is a frequent contributor and speaker at franchise and industry and franchise law events, such as the Canadian Franchise Association and the Ontario Bar Association. She is also a member of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Canadian Franchise Association.


t: 416.572.7322
f: 416.977.0717

Assistant: Sally Raulino
t: 416.977.5333 x 304
f: 416.977.0717

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2007


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Dalhousie University, 2006
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) McGill University, 2002

Peer Recognition

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada 2018


Presentation and Seminars

  • Speaker, “Introduction to Franchisee Legislation and Primer on Disclosure under the Arthur Wishart Act”, OBA Institute Franchise Law program, Toronto, ON, February 9, 2017
  • Co-Chair, “Bridging Business and the Law”, Canadian Franchise Association Law Day, Toronto, ON, September 22, 2016
  • Speaker, “Ten Things to Look for in a Franchisor”, Canadian Franchise Association Franchise Trade Show, Toronto, ON, October 25, 2015
  • Panelist, “A Deep Dive into Franchise Disclosure Dilemmas?”, Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section Dinner, Toronto, ON, March 25, 2015
  • Panelist and Roundtable Facilitator, “Developments in the Vicarious Liability of Franchisors for the Acts of their Franchisees”, Canadian Franchise Association Law Day, Toronto, ON, January 29, 2015
  • Roundtable Facilitator, “Disclosure Q&A”, Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Conference 2014, Toronto, ON, Oct 8, 2014
  • Speaker, “Acting for the Franchisee- How to Review a Disclosure Document, Pre-Contractual Review”, Ontario Bar Association Institute Franchise Law Program, Toronto, ON, February 7, 2014
  • Speaker, “The Modern Franchise Agreement”, Canadian Franchise Association Law Day, Toronto, ON, March 2, 2011


  • McGill Women, Leadership & Philanthropy Toronto Advisory Group
  • Canadian Franchise Association, Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee
  • Canadian Franchise Association, National Convention Committee


Practice Areas

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Ontario, 2007-Present
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association, Franchise Bar Section
  • Canadian Franchise Association, Member of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Canadian Franchise Association 2015
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