Industry Experts


Adam Koebel

Adam Koebel is responsible for onboarding and ongoing customer support. Adam engages with customers from the very start – making sure that goals related to training and implementation...
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Adam Ship

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...
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Andrae Marrocco

Andrae provides legal and practical business advice to the franchise industry. Franchising has been the path to business success for many entrepreneurs, but is one of the most complex business...
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Blair Rebane

Partner and National Leader of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Franchise and Distribution Group as well as the Vancouver Regional Leader of the firm's Auto Industry Group. Practises...
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Brian Austin

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...
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Brooke MacKenzie

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...
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Cass Lintott

Cass Lintott – Lawyer: Founder of Lintott Law, Cass graduated from the University of Alberta with his Bachelor of Arts in 1999, from the University of Saskatchewan with his Juris Doctor...
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Chad Finkelstein

Chad is a Partner with the firm Dale & Lessmann LLP in Toronto, Ontario. He practices in the Corporate Commercial group with a focus on Franchise & Distribution Law. Chad...
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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is a freelance journalist, blogger, poet, and aspiring author. From his base of operations in Toronto he has written for numerous websites and newspapers such as The...
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Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield

Dale Willerton is Founder of The Lease Coach®, a network of Certified Commercial Lease Consultants who work exclusively for tenants and franchisees across the US and Canada. Prior to 1993...
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Doug Leskun

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....
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Elana Lancit

Elana has been involved in the franchise industry for over 12 years and had developed the very first wedding consulting & event planning franchise. Elana created the entire process, wrote the...
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Elizabeth Williams

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...
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Erle Dardick

Erle Dardick is a serial entrepreneur, business turn- around expert and 15-year catering veteran. After owning and running the successful Tony's Deli in Vancouver, Erle launched...
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Frances Leary

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...
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Francois Alepin

François is the Co-Founder and Senior Partner in the law firm Alepin Gauthier. Established in 1978, Alepin Gauthier has built its reputation on the strength of it's interventions in...
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