[Webinar] Franchise Disclosure Compliance: The Nuts and Bolts

« All Events

[Webinar] Franchise Disclosure Compliance: The Nuts and Bolts

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

$79
Ned_Levitt_150px
Ned Levitt
DickensonWright_250px

Presented by: Ned Levitt, Dickinson Wright LLP
Presentation Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Cost: Complimentary for CFA members | $79 non-members


There is a growing number of Canadian provinces enacting franchise disclosure legislation and a growing number of decided cases providing guidance as to the obligations of franchisors under these statutes. Currently, the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have such legislation, and British Columbia will have such a statute in force very soon. These statutes are consistent in requiring the delivery of a comprehensive franchise disclosure document before a prospective franchisee pays any money or enters into an agreement relating to the franchise.

  • The court decisions to date have demonstrated a clear judicial predisposition to a strict interpretation of the wording of the statutes and a willingness to afford aggrieved franchisees their requested remedies.
  • All of these statutes provide for the significant remedy of rescission for non-disclosure or sufficiently defective disclosure. The courts have also demonstrated a willingness to find sufficient defects to support a rescission remedy even from minor administrative errors.
  • There is a growing body of legal literature discussing many aspects of franchise disclosure legislation in Canada. However, what is missing is a concise summary of some of the key areas of the disclosure process which, if not handled properly, can lead to devastating and unexpected consequences.

What This Webinar is Intended to Do
This webinar will provide a concise and practical summary of the key areas of the disclosure process which, if not handled properly, can lead to devastating and unexpected consequences. Some of the information is directed to all preparers of disclosure documents, some to particular preparers and some to specific situations giving rise to the need to disclose.

What This Webinar is Not Intended to Do:
This webinar is not a “how to prepare a franchise disclosure document”. Rather, it deals only with many of the critical topics in the disclosure process. Most of all, this webinar is not intended to be legal advice for the audience or to replace the need to use other material in the preparation of franchise disclosure documents or for competent legal advice from a lawyer experienced in franchise law.


REGISTER ONLINE

 

Details

Date:
May 17
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$79
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.cfa.ca/events-webinars/wow-webinars-on-wednesdays/upcoming-webinars/

Organizer

Lindsey Victor, Coordinator, Events and Education
Phone:
416-695-2896 x 228

Venue

CFA Webinar