Michael Robinson is a corporate/commercial lawyer with a particular emphasis on franchising and trade-mark law, in the London office of Miller Thomson LLP.
As a former independent businessperson, Mr. Robinson brings a wealth of real-world experience to his legal practice, allowing him to serve his clients in a manner that goes beyond simply advising on the law. This allows him to provide an exceptional breadth of knowledge to assist franchisors and franchisees with document preparation and review, intellectual property management, financings, franchise sales and acquisition, licensing and distribution matters, and the importing/exporting of franchise systems into and out of Canada, among other things. Michael is also a registered trademark agent in both Canada and the United States.
Prior to practicing law, Michael founded a chain of successful retail and wholesale businesses while still in high school, which were sold upon his moving to Toronto to begin his legal career. He has also been an LSAT instructor for Kaplan, a graphic artist, a recording drummer and a movie reviewer for the London Free Press. This year, Michael also became an adjunct professor at the University of Windsor law school, where he teaches a class dedicated to the intricacies of franchise law in Canada.