Franchising and licensing are business practices that can expand the market for one’s products, services or brand names by granting rights to their use to third parties. Conversely, they can allow one to build or grow their business by adopting already successful products or businesses. With specialized expertise in business law and intellectual property, as well as litigation, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall offers our clients efficient and intelligent support in franchising and licensing issues.

We offer counsel to franchisees/franchisors, importers/exporters, and manufacturers/suppliers in managing emerging franchises and licensing systems from the stages of first development, with the client’s unique business goals as our focus. Drawing from our various fields of practice in real estate, intellectual property, tax, litigation, corporate and international trade laws, we guide clients through the complexities of both domestic and international markets.

Our experience ranges from drafting agreements, managing negotiations, enforcement and termination of contract matters, through to governing acquisitions, employment issues, security interests, and advice on commercializing new products and technology. We have been able to assist clients from multiple areas of interest, ranging from hospitality, professional services, and retail industries, as well as technology and intellectual property licensing. With the deep business background of our team, we are able to advise clients on the value of unique products and businesses, and on the transfer of technology and trade-secrets.