Franchising Law

WITTEN LLP has long recognized the importance of franchising. Our franchise law practice offers clients strategic advice and support in all areas of franchising and related matters, including:

  • Designing franchise agreements and related documents
  • Preparing disclosure documents to comply with Alberta Franchises Act and Canadian Franchise Association requirements
  • Enforcement of franchise agreements, including injunctive relief
  • Leasing and subleasing
  • Trademarks
  • Employment law matters

WITTEN LLP represents a broad range of franchise clients including international, national and Alberta-based franchisors, master franchisees and franchisees.

We are among the founding members of the Alberta Franchisor Institute, which subsequently merged with the Canadian Franchise Association, and one of our partners serves on its Legal Legislative Committee. We are also listed on the Canadian Franchise Association roster of arbitrators and mediators, in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and in the International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers.

Experience with the disclosure requirements of the Alberta Franchises Act, and in the preparation and enforcement of franchise agreements, allows our lawyers to serve clients from all over North America. Because of our expertise in franchise law, our lawyers often lecture and frequently present papers in this area.

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Acheson, Leigh, Associate

P: 780-701-3137 F: 780-429-2559
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Clapp, Susan D., Partner

P: 780-441-3219 F: 780-429-2559
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Lew, Ellery C., Partner

P: 780-441-3209 F: 780-429-2559
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Sahi, Christina, Partner

P: 780-701-3760 F: 780-429-2559
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