Andrae Marrocco presented on the topic “The Purchase and Sale of Franchises and Franchise Systems” at the 16th Annual OBA Franchise Law Conference
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Since the height of the financial crisis in 2008, the merger and acquisition deal flow has been patchy and fragmented.
Franchising has become one of the most popular business expansion options, one that is particularly effective when developing into international markets. Franchises that grow with a well-structured system, a thoroughly thought out plan, and exceptional legal documents have the best chance of success.
Franchise systems come in all shapes and sizes, and each has its unique elements. However, there are common aspects that underpin well-run franchise systems. A healthy franchisee-franchisor relationship is a good indicator of a healthy franchise system. Here are several elements that reflect a strong franchisee-franchisor relationship.
Andrae Marrocco presented on the topic of “Due Diligence in Franchise System Acquisitions” at the 2016 Canadian Franchise Association Law Day “Bridging Business and the Law” in Toronto – January 28, 2016
Do your disclosure policies and practices comply with Canadian franchise laws? This webinar provides a concise and practical summary of the key areas of the disclosure process which, if not handled properly, can lead to devastating and unexpected consequences.
Andrae Marrocco presented on the topic “Common Challenges in Franchise and Not-For-Profit Practice” at The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario “Advanced Corporate Program” in Toronto – November 5, 2015.
It is well established that the intellectual property (“IP”) of a franchise brand is one of its most valuable assets. Trademark registration is typically one of the first steps franchisors take to protect their brand in a given jurisdiction.
Section 5(7)(a)(iv) of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) 2000 (“AWA”) states that disclosure obligations do not apply to a franchisor in circumstances where there is a grant of a franchise by an existing franchisee to another person if the grant of the franchise is not effected by or through the franchisor
Who is an “officer” for the purposes of preparing a Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”) under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (“Act”) and Regulations (“Regulations”)