Richard specializes in corporate and commercial law with a focus on commercial lending, private company transactional business law, and franchising and distribution law. Busy in many aspects of franchise law, Richard sits on the executive of the Franchise Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, is a member of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Canadian Franchise Association and chairs the firm’s national Franchise and Distribution Law Group.
Richard advises on all aspects of franchising and distribution, including compliance with Canadian franchise legislation; disclosure requirements; terminations and renewals; purchase and sale of franchises; business structuring; multi-unit franchising; re franchising; and intellectual property issues.
A frequent speaker and writer on commercial and franchising law issues, Richard has recently contributed the chapter on franchising to Business Laws of Canada,published by Thomson West. Richard is also a registered trademark agent, and is fluent in both Italian and French.