How to Franchise Your Business
From 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Brampton City Hall West Tower Training Room WT2A
Brampton Entrepreneur Centre / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 905-874-2650
Are you a retail or consumer business interested in franchising your business? Are you having difficulty navigating the mine-field of complex legal and accounting issues? Join local legal and accounting franchising experts to understand the key legal and structuring components to mitigate the risk when franchising your business.
About our Speakers
Louis is a corporate-commercial lawyer with Lawrence, Lawrence, Stevenson LLP. As part of Lawrences’ Business Law Group, Louis focuses his practice on franchising. While Louis advises both franchisors and franchisees on all aspects of franchising, he particularly enjoys advising start-up or early stage franchisors to better understand and prepare for franchising and to navigate the complex web of franchise laws and regulations, including assisting to prepare compliant franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements.
Maria Da Silva
Maria has been with BDO over 25 years and is currently a senior manager in our small business and outsourcing group, with an industry focus on franchising, technology and life sciences.
Maria helps franchise systems develop and implement strategies to capitalize on their professional opportunities. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of client service, such as planning, monitoring and managing the engagement team, scheduling, file review and budget preparation. She works closely with partners to keep them regularly informed of progress and significant issues.
Maria has served on a few Boards and Committees including church committees, the Mississauga Board of Trade Business Learning Committee and Canadians for Safe and Sober Driving Association.