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Canada Guide 2023

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
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Franchising
7 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Jennifer Dolman

Canada

Practice Areas

Jennifer’s practice focuses primarily on assisting Canadian and international franchisors, from a variety of industries including quick service restaurants, retail, pharmacy, automotive, real estate, hospitality, education, manufacturing and technology, with their business critical disputes. She regularly defends claims by individual franchisees, as well as franchisee group and class actions, under Ontario’s Arthur Wishart Act and other Canadian franchise statutes, for rescission, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, misrepresentation and interference with the right to associate, and enforcing terminations.

In addition to franchise matters, Jennifer also represents manufacturers and suppliers in their disputes with agents and distributors, defends wrongful dismissal claims (in which she has responded to a number of summary judgment motions) and human rights complaints for employers, and has experience in intellectual property (including trade-mark and copyright infringement, and the protection of trade secrets and confidential information), defamation (including statements made via the Internet) and privacy matters. Jennifer has particular expertise in the area of injunctions and emergency applications, especially regarding the enforcement of restrictive covenants against franchisees, dealers, distributors, licensees or departing senior employees.

Career

Clerk for Chief Justice of the Ontario Court (General Division).

Professional Memberships

Past Chair, OBA Franchise Law Section; Member, ABA Forum on Franchising; Advocates’ Society; CFA; IFA; and Women Get on Board.

Publications

Regularly quoted on franchise matters-Canadian Lawyer, Law Times, Lawyers’ Weekly & Lexpert.

Personal

B.A. University of Toronto, (1986); LL.B. McGill University, (1989); Ontario Bar, (1991).

Chambers Review

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Franchising - Nationwide - Canada
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Band 1

Jennifer Dolman is a highly regarded litigator based in Toronto who demonstrates notable aptitude representing restaurant chains, and also advises a range of other household-name brands on franchise litigation.
"Jennifer is very knowledgeable and provides practical advice. She is responsive and a pleasure to work with." "She is a great lawyer from start to finish." "Jennifer is one of the top litigators in this field."

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