The DSF Difference: Devry Smith Frank’s Franchise Law And Distribution Law Group Devry Smith Frank LLP’s Franchise Law and Distribution Law group regularly acts for parties in franchise and distribution systems. We are a mid-market alternative with a reputation for being approachable, professional and practical. Our practitioners have provided advice and counsel to all parties in the franchise and distribution system from start-up franchisees to international franchisors and distributors for numerous products and services.

For franchisors and distributors, we are the counsel of choice for establishing or expanding franchise and/or distribution systems, protecting intellectual property and maintaining friendly franchise relations.

What’s our difference?

– Many of our franchise lawyers have served in senior business positions in the past so we understand that legal advice should be driven by business goals, rather than slavish devotion to legal processes.
– As a full-service law firm, we provide holistic legal advice on tax, international trade and intellectual property issues arising from franchise and distribution systems.
– We offer alternative billing arrangements which reflect our goal of delivering value to our clients in all that we do.

For franchisees and distribution intermediaries, we assist our clients in advising and informing them about the business opportunity and legal issues such as taxes, wills/estates planning and international trade terms often missed in the process of becoming a franchisee or distributor.

Why do clients hire us?

– Practical, grounded and professional advice on all aspects of franchising and/or distribution developed over five decades of legal experience.
– Understanding that the franchise is the life for many franchisees, we have the ability to provide both business and personal advice. Understanding for the distributor that legal advice goes beyond the distribution agreement, we have the ability to advise on various issues important to distributors such as cross border tax, customs and international trade terms.
– We offer alternative billing arrangements which reflect our goal of delivering value to our clients in all that we do.

Our law offices are conveniently located in the Lawrence and Don Mills area of Toronto and we have plenty of free parking.

Devry Smith Frank LLP
95 Barber Greene Road #100
Toronto, ON M3C 3E9
(416) 449-1400

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