Business Law


The success of any franchising operation depends on maintaining professional and cooperative relationships between franchisors and franchisees. The business lawyers of Kane Shannon Weiler LLP advise and represent both franchisors and franchisees in the protection of their individual rights as well as in understanding their unique obligations under the law.

Our clients include local franchises operating in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland as well as some with franchise networks extending across Canada. We maintain office locations in Surrey, South Surrey/White Rock and Abbotsford.

Services for Franchisors

We assist clients who own or operate franchises in drafting complex franchise agreements in accordance with franchising laws and requirements as determined by the different Canadian provinces, in particular the provinces of Alberta and Ontario, which have passed legislation specific to franchising agreements.

Services for Franchisees

Our franchising practice also provides services for franchisees in the following areas:

  • Establishing a new franchise
  • Purchase and sale of an existing franchise
  • Review of franchise agreements and related agreements
  • Negotiation of franchise agreement terms, if appropriate
  • Assistance with ongoing business operations

Knowing the terms of your franchise agreement as well as any accompanying documentation is critical when starting a new business venture. We strive to ensure our clients fully understand the terms of their commitment so as to position themselves for continued success.

Contact Our Lawyers Handling Franchise Agreements in Chilliwack and Surrounding Areas

Our firm also has experience in successfully resolving disputes between franchisors and franchisees through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation, if necessary.

To discuss your franchising objectives with one of our experienced lawyers, contact us at 604-591-7321 or 877-738-3797 toll free to arrange an appointment. Our lawyers handling franchise law matters include Peter McCrank, William G. Weiler, Larry Hagan, Heather Blatchford and Darlene Dort.

We stay focused on your needs and goals.

CONTACT us today for responsive, personalized service.