September 28, 2018

Top-ranked Franchise Firm by Chambers Canada – once again!

The Sotos Team was once again top-ranked by Chambers in their Canada Guide for 2019.

Clients who participated in interviews with Chambers said:

“They are the best – very hands-on and they’ve seen everything,”

“They are strong litigators and therefore create documents that hold up under scrutiny.”

“They have a very good comprehensive knowledge of franchising and a good understanding of commercial law as it relates to franchising.”

Five of our lawyers were specifically mentioned for their expertise in the area:

Allan Dick is said by sources to be “extremely knowledgeable.” He has a well-established practice advising both franchisors and franchisees on a broad spectrum of matters, including intellectual property issues, distribution, licensing and class action disputes.

Founding partner John Sotos receives plaudits from clients as someone who “always looks at the business context first and then dives into the legal detail.” Market commentators recognise him as “an amazing guy” and the “grandfather of franchise law, with a great depth of knowledge. “He offers expertise in the full gamut of franchising matters.

Peter Viitre is lauded by clients for his “really good business head.” He is particularly active advising on M&A transactions for franchise clients, with additional expertise in regulatory compliance and the drafting of franchise agreements.

David Sterns is highly regarded for his strength assisting with franchise disputes. He has additional complementary expertise in general commercial litigation, including competition cases.

John Yiokaris maintains a broad practice within franchising. He regularly assists with franchise agreements, the purchase and sale of franchise systems and related IP matters.