Contributors

Frances Leary is the president of Wired Flare, Inc., a Canadian online marketing firm that develops and implements Internet marketing campaigns for franchises and organizations worldwide. She is also a published author and professional speaker, whose MA in folklore led to the development of a unique marketing approach that serves as the foundation ...
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Adam Ship is Vice-Chair of McCarthy Tétrault’s National Franchise & Distribution Group, and an associate in the Litigation Group in Toronto. He advises domestic and international franchise clients across a wide range of industries, on strategic and risk management issues in all areas of franchise-distribution law, including franchise/distribution ag...
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Doug Leskun is the second generation to enter the family business. Growing up, he helped his father in the office on weekends and in the summers, learning the roots of the business. After high school, Doug worked in the construction and aviation industries, building a name for himself as a leader in those fields. In his mid-twenties, Doug got ...
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Ryan Tisdall is the Director of Operations and Support for Paytrak Payroll which has been providing accounting services to Canadian small business owners for over 20 years. You can get more information about purchasing a franchise with their sister company, Padgett Business Services, by visiting their listing page.
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In 1984, Brian left a major public accounting firm with a partner, Dan Sautner, to start their own practice that would become involved with numerous franchising companies. Realizing an opportunity in the market in Canada they started their own franchise company in 1986 – Padgett Business Services. Shortly thereafter they leveraged this decisio...
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Elizabeth Williams started out as a reporter but soon learned that the hours were better in marketing and went off to do that. She has since worked in marketing and corporate communications in the insurance, technology, advertising, telecommunications and financial services sectors. She secretly wants to be a figure skater. She is currently th...
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As the Chief Solutions Officer of Ascend Franchise Solutions, Marietta Snetsinger assumes project management responsibilities for all consulting projects and long-term engagements. With over 20 years of business experience, Ms. Snetsinger is passionate about establishing solid operational systems and supports within franchise organizations. She pl...
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Brooke MacKenzie is a litigation lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto. Her practice includes commercial and contractual disputes – including advice relating to franchise conflicts that may lead to litigation – as well as professional liability matters and intellectual property litigation. Brooke has written a variety of articles on the judicia...
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Todd Greenbloom is a partner in the law firm of Blaney McMurtry LLP, specializing in the practice of business, franchising and distribution law (including the competition law aspects thereof). He frequently represents franchising clients in all aspects of franchise law and marketing law, including disclosure issues, reviewing and drafting franchis...
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Lori Dobbie is a lawyer at Pitblado LLP in Winnipeg, Manitoba, practicing general business law. One of her preferred areas of practice is franchise law. Lori has a passion for ensuring that both franchisees and franchisors deal with one another in a fair and open manner. Seeing parties to agreements work together to create mutually beneficial busines...
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