Andrae Marrocco together with co-panelists, Dan Monaghan (Clear Summit Group) and Fraser Clarke (Massage Addict), presented on the topic “Multi-Unit and Multi-Brand: The New Trend in Franchising” at the 2018 Canadian Franchise Association Franchise Law Day (Old Mill, Toronto – September 27, 2018). Continue reading
Andrae Marrocco, Partner in the Toronto office of national full service law firm McMillan LLP, has been ranked in Chambers Canada 2019 as a leading lawyer in the area of Franchising (Nationwide – Canada). Continue reading
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Andrae Marrocco, Partner and Co-Chair of the Franchise & Distribution Group in the Toronto office of McMillan LLP, has been recognized as a leading franchise lawyer in Who’s Who Legal: Franchise 2018.
Andrae Marrocco, Partner in the Toronto office of national full service law firm McMillan LLP, has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 as a leading lawyer in the area of Franchise Law. Continue reading
Andrae Marrocco was re-appointed to the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section Executive for 2018-2019. Continue reading
The investment community has been increasingly interested in franchise systems as potential targets. They present a valuable investment proposition for strategic and financial investors. The appeal of robust, long-term, and diversified royalty income streams, proven business concepts, potential for scalability and expansion, shared expansion costs (i.e. with franchisees), and the goodwill and strength of an established brand has caught the attention of private equity funds, family offices, and other sophisticated acquirers. The strategy and structure of investments is also becoming more creative and flexible as investors get more comfortable with the franchise business model, including investments at the master franchise level, and aggregation of brands in the same industry (or similar industries) to achieve economies of scale. However, sophisticated acquirers (as many know), explore, consider, and pass on far more opportunities than they take up. So what are the critical franchise specific considerations that raise red flags for sophisticated investors looking to acquire a franchise system?Continue reading
Andrae Marrocco is pleased to join McMillan LLP as a partner in the Business Law Group and the Franchise & Distribution Law Group. Continue reading
Dickinson Wright attorneys attended the 34th Annual International Bar Association / International Franchise Association Joint Conference in Washington DC – May 8-9, 2018. Continue reading
Andrae Marrocco was the Task Force liaison for the session: “Have Multi-Unit and Multi-Brand Franchisees Set a New Standard for Franchisors?” with panelists Tom Wells, Managing Partner of 10 Point Capital, Harris Chernow, Reger Rizzo & Darnall, and Ned Levitt, Dickinson Wright at the 51st Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium in Washington DC – May 6-8, 2018. Continue reading