Contributors

Dale Willerton is Founder of The Lease Coach®, a network of Certified Commercial Lease Consultants who work exclusively for tenants and franchisees across the US and Canada. Prior to 1993 Dale worked for commercial landlords, but came to realize that it wasn’t landlords who needed his help, it was business tenants. Dale regularly speaks on the...
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"Vin G. Tsui is a business lawyer and the Managing Partner of Business Lawgix, LLP. He is also a frequent speaker, trainer and author on various legal and business topics. Vin has a broad business and legal background that spans both public and private sectors. For decades, Vin has helped business owners, executives and managers in a variety of i...
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Norm Friend is widely recognized as an expert in expansion strategies, franchise development and franchisee recruitment with over 20 years experience in all aspects of franchising and alternative expansion strategies. He has negotiated the sale of over 200 businesses including unit franchises, franchise networks, sub franchises, area agreement...
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Andrae provides legal and practical business advice to the franchise industry. Franchising has been the path to business success for many entrepreneurs, but is one of the most complex business relationships. For many years, Andrae has assisted franchise clients in navigating these complexities and achieving the best outcome. A leader in the field, An...
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With over twenty five years of advertising experience and a proven track record, Patti provides As You Like It's clients with complete marketing and communications services. Patti began her career as a copywriter before undertaking the position of Marketing Director for a national chain of drug stores. On the agency side, Patti specializes in ...
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In 1995 Rob headed west and started a national video distribution company. While in Vancouver he was head- hunted to lead the franchise division of a new technology start-up. This led to his direct and active involvement with the IFA, and attendance at several US Trade Missions to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Italy. Duri...
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As the CEO of FranchiseGrade.com, Jeff understands that there is no Silver Bullet or sure-fire, simple way to pick a guaranteed franchise system winner. However, by using a little science and a lot of hard work, Jeff and the team at FranchiseGrade.com have developed a sophisticated research, analysis and comparison model to help potential investors ...
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Louis is an associate with Lawrence, Lawrence, Stevenson LLP of Brampton, Ontario. As a corporate/commercial lawyer, he represents local, national and international clients in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, grocery and food retail, restaurant and food service, transportation, distribution and logistics, banking and fin...
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Cass Lintott – Lawyer: Founder of Lintott Law, Cass graduated from the University of Alberta with his Bachelor of Arts in 1999, from the University of Saskatchewan with his Juris Doctor (Doctor of Laws) in 2003 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2004. After articling at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, he joined the firm Yuzda, Schuster & Bresk...
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Chad is a Partner with the firm Dale & Lessmann LLP in Toronto, Ontario. He practices in the Corporate Commercial group with a focus on Franchise & Distribution Law. Chad assists local and foreign franchisors with all issues in the establishment and development of their franchise systems in Canada, including all matters relatin...
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