Franchise & Distribution Law

3 Key Considerations for “Modernizing the Franchise Agreement” from the 18th Annual OBA Franchise Law Conference

Andrae Marrocco co-authored, and Mervyn Allen co-presented, on the topic “Modernizing the Franchise Agreement to Address Legal and Business Realities” at the Ontario Bar Association 18th Annual Franchise Law Conference in Toronto – November 13, 2018.

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Franchise & Distribution Law

Andrae Marrocco Presents on Multi-Unit and Multi-Brand Franchising at the 2018 CFA Franchise Law Day

CFA_NoTagAndrae 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

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Corporate / M&A Law, Franchise & Distribution Law

10 Potential Deal Breakers for Sophisticated Investors Looking to Acquire Franchise Systems

deal-breakerThe 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. Continue reading

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Franchise & Distribution Law

The Revenue Recognition Roller Coaster: Get Ready for the Ride

Lots of unexpected twists and turns await franchisors in this new ruling that is far from straightforward.

RollercoasterYou might think that you know all about the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new Revenue Recognition Standard that will take effect in 2018 for public companies, and 2019 for private companies. Continue reading

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Franchise & Distribution Law

Watch Your Step in Crossing the US Border

us and canada flagsAccording to the Government of Canada, “Canada and the United States enjoy the longest, deepest, most peaceful, and mutually beneficial relationship between any two countries in the world. No two nations depend more on each other for their mutual prosperity and security than the US and Canada.”[1] In 2016, bi-lateral trade between Canada and the U.S. exceeded CAD$841 billion. Continue reading

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