CFA Franchise Law Day 2016 | Canadian Franchise Association


Law Day Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 A.M.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40 A.M.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Co-Chairs
Dixie Ho, Sotos LLP; and Adam Ship, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

8:40 – 9:10 A.M.
Legal & Legislative Update
Presented by: Lara Di Genova, Teplitsky, Colson LLP; and
Michael Kleinman, MacDonald, Sager, Manis LLP

9:15 – 10:15 A.M.
Concurrent Workshops A

Group 1:

Key Legal Issues for New and Emerging Franchise Systems
Presented By:
Amy Delisle, Keyser Mason Ball, LLP;
Pamela Vermeersch, Gowling WLG; and
Derwin Wong, Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP

Group 2:

Avoiding Litigation and Trial – Best Practices in Preventing and Resolving Disputes and Effective Use of Negotiation and Mediation
Presented By:
Steven H. Goldman, Goldman Hine LLP; and 
Frank Zaid, Frank Zaid FRANlegal Support Services
Moderated By:
Joel Levesque, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited

10:15 – 10:30 A.M.
Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Concurrent Workshops B

Group 1:

Designing and Executing Effective Franchise System Advertising Programs (ad fund, co-operatives, and social media)
Presented By:
Chad Finkelstein, Dale & Lessmann LLP;
Patti Hone, As You Like It Marketing & Communications; and
Christine Jackson, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP;

Group 2:

Preparing For and Responding To Data Breaches and Cyber Security Crises
Presented By:
Jeff Lake, PUNCH Canada; and
Wendy Mee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Moderated by:
Imran Ahmad, Miller Thomson LLP

11:35 – 11:55 A.M.
Roundtable Sessions

12:00 – 12:20 P.M.
Roundtable Sessions

12:25 – 1:10 P.M.
Lunch and Networking

1:15 – 2:15 P.M.
Concurrent Workshops C

Group 1:

Territorial Considerations in the Omni-Channel World (exclusive territories, alternative channels of distribution, e-commerce)
Presented By:
Brad Hanna, McMillan LLP; and 
Michael Melvin, McInnes Cooper

Group 2:

Key Considerations for Franchisors in Selecting Insurance Policies
Presented By:
David Rosenbaum, Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP; and
Jennifer Tyrwhitt-Gory, Insurance Portfolio Inc.
Moderated by:
Marta Jankovic, Sotos LLP

2:15 – 2:25 P.M.
Refreshment Break in Plenary Room

2:30 – 3:50 P.M.
Changing Workplace Review and Franchising Update
Presented by:
Tim Lawson, McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Michael Sherrard, Sherrard Kuzz LLP; and
Larry Weinberg, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

CFA Advocacy Update by Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and CEO

3:50 – 4:00 P.M.
Closing Remarks by Co-Chairs

Prize Draw