CFA Franchise Law Day 2017 | Canadian Franchise Association

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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
Presented by:
Christine Jackson, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; and
Michael Sherrard, Sherrard Kuzz LLP


8:40 – 9:40 A.M.
Breakfast Plenary:
The Fair Workplaces, & Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148): What’s Next For Franchisors?
Presented by:
Matt Badrov, Sherrard Kuzz LLP; and
Gisele Rivet, Employment Practices Branch, Ministry of Labour


9:45 – 10:45 A.M.
Concurrent Workshops

Group 1:

The Last Word on Franchise Law: Lessons for Businesses Arising from Canadian Appellate Court Decisions
Presented By:
Jennifer Dolman, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; and
Jean-Marc LeClerc, Sotos LLP; and

Best Practices for Preparing and Disclosing Earnings Projections and Estimates of Operating Costs
Presented By:
Michael Melvin, McInnes Cooper;  and
David Shaw, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


10:45 – 10:55 A.M.
Refreshment Break


11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Roundtable Sessions: Westminster Room
(Each session is 20 mins in length)

Changes to Disclosure Practices
Arising Out of AllStar
Hailey Kersey, Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP

Digital Delivery of Documents (including franchise disclosure documents)
Andrae Marrocco, Dickinson Wright LLP

Managing Litigation Costs
Adam Ship, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Now in Force: Are you Complying
with the New Healthy Menu Choices?
Jordan Druxerman, Garfinkle Biderman LLP

System Changes and Duty of Good Faith
Rebecca Valo, Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP


Roundtable Sessions: Balmoral Room
(Each session is 20 mins in length)

Establishing and Effectively
Using a Franchise Advisory Council
David Kornhauser, MacDonald, Sager, Manis, LLP

Gift Cards and Loyalty Programs
Elizabeth Sale, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mitigating Joint Employer Risk
Through the Franchise Agreement
Andraya Frith, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP

Use and Administration
of Advertising Funds
Idan Erez, Hoffer Adler LLP

Why & How You Should Include
Mediation and/or Arbitration Clauses
in Franchise Agreements
Frank Zaid, Fezcan Enterprises Inc.


11:50 A.M. – 12:50 P.M.
Concurrent Workshops

Group 2:

Negotiating a Franchise Agreement
Presented By:
Amy Delisle, Keyser Mason Ball, LLP; and
Ned Levitt, Dickinson Wright LLP;

Managing Default, Termination and the Duty of Good Faith
Presented By:
Chris Horkins, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; and
Eli Lederman, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin


12:50 – 1:50 P.M.
Lunch and Networking

CFA Advocacy Update
Presented By:
Lorraine McLachlan, President & CEO, CFA
John Wissent, CFA Board Chair


1:50 – 2:35 P.M.

Roundtable Sessions: Westminster Room
(Each session is 20 mins in length)

Changes to Disclosure Practices
Arising Out of AllStar
Hailey Kersey, Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP

Digital Delivery of Documents (including franchise disclosure documents)
Andrae Marrocco, Dickinson Wright LLP

Managing Litigation Costs
Adam Ship, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Now in Force: Are you Complying
with the New Healthy Menu Choices?
Jordan Druxerman, Garfinkle Biderman LLP

System Changes and Duty of Good Faith
Rebecca Valo, Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP


Roundtable Sessions: Balmoral Room
(Each session is 20 mins in length)

Establishing and Effectively
Using a Franchise Advisory Council
David Kornhauser, MacDonald, Sager, Manis, LLP

Gift Cards and Loyalty Programs
Elizabeth Sale, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mitigating Joint Employer Risk
Through the Franchise Agreement
Andraya Frith, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP

Use and Administration
of Advertising Funds
Idan Erez, Hoffer Adler LLP

Why & How You Should Include
Mediation and/or Arbitration Clauses
in Franchise Agreements
Frank Zaid, Fezcan Enterprises Inc.


2:40 – 3:40 P.M.

Concurrent Workshops

Group 3:

Getting out of the Weeds: Tips for the Efficient Administration of Disclosure Documents, including Customization
Presented By:
Marta Jankovic, Sotos LLP; and
Jennifer Pocock, Cara Operations Limited

Exit Strategies: Dealing with Franchise Reorganizations and Succession Planning
Presented By:
Helen Fotinos, McCarthy Tétrault LLP; and
Derek Ronde, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


3:45 – 4:45 P.M.
Refreshment Break in Plenary Room

Legal & Legislative Panel
Presented By:
Darrell Jarvis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; and
Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston, Goldman Hine LLP

Closing Remarks by Co-Chairs

Prize Draw