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: Michael Kleinman, MacDonald, Sager, Manis LLP; and Lara Di Genova, Teplitsky, Colson LLP
9:15 – 10:15 A.M.
The Top Ten Legal Issues for New and Emerging Franchisors
Amy Delisle, Keyser Mason Ball, LLP;
Christine Jackson, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; and
Derwin Wong, Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP
Avoiding Litigation and Trial – Best Practices in Preventing and Resolving Disputes and Effective Use of Negotiation and Mediation
Frank Zaid, Frank Zaid FRANlegal Support Services; and
Steve Goldman, Goldman Hine LLP
Joel Levesque, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited
10:15 – 10:30 A.M.
10:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Designing and Executing Effective Franchise System Advertising Programs (ad fund, co-operatives, and social media)
Pamela Vermeesch, Gowling WLG;
Chad Finkelstein, Dale & Lessmann LLP; and
Patti Hone, As You Like It Marketing & Communications
Preparing For and Responding To Data Breaches and Cyber Security Crises
Wendy Mee, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; and
Jeff Lake, Punch Canada
Imran Ahmad, Miller Thomson LLP
11:35 – 11:55 A.M.
12:00 – 12:20 P.M.
12:25 – 1:10 P.M.
Lunch and Networking
1:15 – 2:15 P.M.
Territorial Considerations in the Omni-Channel World (exclusive territories, alternative channels of distribution, e-commerce)
Michael Melvin, McInnes Cooper; and
Brad Hanna, McMillan LLP
Key Considerations for Franchisors in Selecting Insurance Policies
Jennifer Tyrwhitt Gory, Insurance Portfolio Inc.; and
David Rosenbaum, Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP
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
Tim Lawson, McCarthy Tetrault 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