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Buying a Franchise in Canada

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If you are considering buying into a franchise in Canada, this book will prepare you to make informed decisions and to acquire a franchise that is right for you. It will give you a better understanding of the legal issues and help you to spot problem areas.

This is intended for a Canadian audience.

ISBN: 978-1-55180-847-5

Number of pages: 192

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Product Description for Buying a Franchise in Canada:

This book is essential reading for anyone thinking about taking over an existing business. Tony Wilson will help you choose a franchise that’s right for you, understand your franchise agreement inside and out, and negotiate the best deal. This book will give you a better understanding of the legal issues and help you to spot problem areas.


In an easy-to-understand manner, the author shows you how to negotiate an agreement with a franchisor and develop a profitable relationship. The author takes you step-by-step through a franchise agreement so you can spot the potential benefits and drawbacks.


Tony Wilson is a franchise lawyer and considered one of the foremost experts on franchising in Canada. He has written this book in a manner that offers you practical and common-sense advice you can use. The book contains many real-life examples taken from the author’s experiences representing franchisees. It will answer your questions about franchising, saving you time and money in lawyer's fees. The book answers the following questions:



  • What parts of a franchise agreement are negotiable? How protected is a “protected” territory?

  • How can you discover the status of the franchisor's trademarks?

  • Who will control the lease for the franchised location?

  • How easy will it be for the franchisee to resell or renew the franchised business?

Product Specification for Buying a Franchise in Canada:

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Market Canada
Author Tony Wilson, BA, LLB
Author Detail Tony Wilson has practiced in the field of franchise law since 1988, and is ranked as a leading Canadian franchise lawyer by LEXPERT. He is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), having served as Legal Advisor to its Pacific Region. Practising as Associate Counsel through Boughton Law Corporation in Vancouver, he advises franchisors, franchisees, and master franchisees throughout Canada on all aspects of franchise law. Wilson is also an Adjunct Professor with the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University and teaches Canadian contract law to graduate students. He has written for publications such as The Globe and Mail, Macleans, Canadian Lawyer, and Bartalk. Read more information about Tony here. Read what Tony has to say about franchising in Canada on his corporate site. Read Tony's blog: http://tonywilsonlaw.blogspot.com/
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Edition Second Edition
Pages 192
Size 8¼ x 9¾
ISBN 978-1-55180-847-5
UPC 69635805862

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News and Reviews

“Beware costly surprises in your contract” — The Financial Post talks to Tony Wilson about franchise contracts.

"Tony Wilson's Buying a Franchise in Canada: Understanding and Negotiating Your Franchise Agreement is the best book [I have encountered] that explains to prospective franchisees what they should be considering when they are thinking of buying a franchise. It's an outstanding book for franchisees and for start-up franchisors as well. It's essential reading for anyone interested in franchising."
Warren Erhart, President, White Spot Restaurants

"The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), the national voice of Canadian franchising, welcomes publications that help prospective franchisees as they work through their due diligence and choose the franchise that is right for them. This second edition of Buying a Franchise in Canada is a good place to start for anyone thinking of becoming a franchisee."
Lorraine McLachlan, President and CEO, Canadian Franchise Association


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