Andrae is a partner in the Business Law Group and Co-Chair of the Franchise and Distribution Law Group in the Toronto office of McMillan LLP. His transactional practice is focused on advising domestic and international businesses on franchise & distribution matters and corporate/M&A transactions. He has particular expertise in complex franchise arrangements, franchise mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border/international transactions. He works with businesses and franchise systems (from start-ups to mature international enterprises) across a broad range of industries including professional services, technology, automotive, restaurant, fitness and healthcare, childcare and education, manufacturing, and commercial services. More particularly, Andrae routinely advises clients on structuring and expansion strategies, negotiation of franchise (master and area development), distribution and licensing agreements, regulatory and disclosure compliance, trademarks, acquisitions and dispositions, system changes, disputes and enforcement. He has specific expertise advising foreign franchisors expanding and adapting their systems to the Canadian market. Andrae frequently presents at Canadian and international franchise conferences, and writes for national and international franchise publications. He is an active member of North American franchise organizations, serves on several steering committees, and holds the “Certified Franchise Executive” designation from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.