CFA Franchise Law Day 2017 | Canadian Franchise Association

CFA Franchise Law Day is an annual event designed to help franchisors understand what you need to know to protect your business. Led by a group of experts who are among Canada’s leading franchise lawyers, this full day event focuses not just on the most recent legal developments from the past year, but on some of the most practical business solutions implemented by our experts in franchising.

September 27, 2018
Old Mill Inn & Spa, Toronto, Ontario

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2018 CFA Franchise Law Day Co-Chairs

Presenting Co-Chairs:
Amy Delisle
Amy Delisle, Partner, Keyser Mason Ball, LLP
Chris Horkins
Chris Horkins, Associate, Cassels Brock Blackwell LLP

The theme for this year’s Law Day is “Disrupting Franchising: Best Practices for Navigating the Changing Legal and Business Landscape”. The Co-Chairs, together with the Law Day Committee, are developing a program that provides practical solutions to current franchise legal issues, specifically discussing disruptive technological, regulatory, societal and market forces that are changing established modes of behaviour and industry practices. This 2018 Law Day will delve into cutting-edge business and legal issues that affect franchisors on a day-to-day basis.

Click here to submit your speaker proposal.

We are looking for proposal topics relating to:

  • franchise system sales and consolidation;
  • data breaches;
  • the impact of automation, AI and technology on franchise systems;
  • millennial franchisees/franchisors;
  • and any other current topic that effects the modern/current franchisor.

We invite CFA member lawyers and in-house counsel to submit a speaking proposal for concurrent or roundtable topics, which take a best practice approach to provide the greatest practical information for franchise system attendees.

We encourage you to circulate this request within your businesses, firms and organizations.   

Call for Speakers

How to Submit Your Proposal

The proposal process is easy. Simply provide a brief outline of your proposed topic through the online Speaker Proposal Form. For more information contact Lou Gervasi at or via fax at 416-695-1950.

Submission Deadline: May 25, 2018

Thank you for your time and effort in contributing to this 

important educational program

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What You Said About CFA Franchise Law Day:

This was my first year in the CFA and my first CFA Franchise Law Day that I attended. It will most definitely NOT be my last. The amount of information presented by the various legal minds – you could not possibly buy that kind of knowledge anywhere and yet here it is under one roof in an easy to understand comprehensive forum.” – John R. Allen, LeakPro

CFA Franchise Law Day provides up to date and informative discussions on practical legal issues regularly facing franchisors and franchisees, as well as advice on best practices in areas constantly undergoing change. Anyone who is involved in the administration of franchise legal affairs should not miss this program.” – Frank Zaid, Frank Zaid FRANlegal Support Services