Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Time: 1pm EST/ 10am PST/ 2pm AST

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Duration: 1 hours including Q&A

Cost: Complimentary

Where: This is an online event



Join Ben Hanuka on Tuesday, April 5, for a discussion of the professional obligations of lawyers when giving Franchise Independent Legal Advice (ILA) Certificates.  This webinar will examine the main scenarios in the franchise relationship when a lawyer is called upon to provide an ILA: in a franchise purchase transaction and in the settlement of a franchise dispute.


The webinar will also examine relevant aspects of the lawyer-client terms of engagement and scope of review and limitation periods under the relevant provincial franchise legislation.  


This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario for Professionalism:

  • This program contains 0 hours and 40 minutes Substantive Content
  • This program contains 0 hours and 20 minutes of Professionalism Content


In British Columbia, where only substantive content is accredited, the Law Society of British Columbia has accredited this program for substantive content for its full length. 

What You Can Expect

This presentation will address lawyers' professional obligations when providing independent legal advice in franchise matters, including the following:   
  • Identifying the client and all related parties 
  • Defining the scope of the review
  • Identifying required due diligence investigations
  • Franchise purchases and review of Franchise Disclosure Documents
  • Statutory rescission rights and related limitation periods 
  • Settlements where restrictive covenants and other post-termination rights continue in force
  • Transactions that have failed to comply with statutory disclosure obligations

Who Should Attend

Attendance is restricted to lawyers from across Canada practising as:

  • Corporate/commercial and franchise solicitors
  • Commercial and franchise litigators
  • Franchise in-house counsel

Please feel free to submit questions for the webinar to, in advance.

Complete the registration form to reserve your spot.