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 Larry M. Weinberg

Partner

OfficeToronto

t: 416 860 2987
f: 416 640 3043

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2
Canada

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Expertise

Year of Call

Ontario, 1989

Education

LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1987

Larry M. Weinberg

Larry Weinberg* practises franchise law, with specific experience in all forms of franchising, licensing, trademarks, the distribution of goods and services and providing all necessary legal services to clients in the franchise industry. Larry also has significant experience advising corporate and franchise clients in the restaurant and hospitality industries. He has organized and spoken at numerous seminars on licensing, distribution and franchising conducted by the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising, International Bar Association, International Franchise Association and the Canadian Franchise Association. He is currently an adjunct professor at Western University’s law school, where he teaches the first only course in franchise law taught at a Canadian law school. In 2014 Larry was named the one and only worldwide "Lawyer of the Year" for franchise law by UK-based Who's Who Legal.

Larry is past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Franchise Law Section, having been a founding member of the Section’s Executive. He organized and chaired the first four Ontario Bar Association annual franchise law conferences (1999- 2002).

Larry is an active member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising, the International Bar Association Committee on Franchising, and the Canadian Franchise Association. Larry was the first Canadian lawyer to be appointed Director of the ABA Forum's International Division and to a leadership role on its Governing Committee (2006-2008). In 2009 he had the honour of being co-chair of the ABA Forum on Franchising's 32nd annual conference. Currently he serves as Vice-Chair of the Washington, D.C.-based International Franchise Association's Supplier Forum Advisory Board.

In 2002, Larry was overall co-editor and one of the authors of the Canadian Franchise Association's first — and still only — official book publication, entitled How To Franchise Your Business. In 2004, he co-edited the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising's book entitled Fundamentals of Franchising – Canada. In 2006, he co-authored and edited the chapter on Canada for the ABA Forum's book entitled International Franchise Sales Laws.

Larry and the firm's franchise practice are listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as being leaders in franchise law. He is also recognized as a top franchise lawyer by Best Lawyers and the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and holds a BV Distinguished™ ranking from Martindale-Hubbell. Larry was profiled in Franchise Times as a "Legal Eagle", a designation given to the top 100 franchise lawyers in North America and was named one of franchise law's "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" by The International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers in 2013.

In 1999, the Canadian Franchise Association bestowed upon Larry its “Special Recognition Award”. In 2002, the Canadian Franchise Association bestowed a further award upon Larry, namely its “Affiliate Recognition Award”. Both awards are given once annually, “in recognition of outstanding support and contribution to the Canadian Franchise Association and the franchising community”.


*denotes Professional Corporation

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • 2104 Lexpert Zenith Award Winner
  • Chambers Global 2014 [Franchising (Global-wide)]
  • Named franchise law's "Lawyer of the Year" by The International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers 2014
  • Franchise Times, "Legal Eagles, Top 100 Franchise Lawyers in North America"
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished™ rating
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2013–2014 (Franchise Law)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2003–2014 (Franchising Law)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006–2015 (Franchise Law)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2009–2014 (Franchise)
  • Named one of franchise law's "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" by The International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers 2013

 

ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • International Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • 2013-2014 Member of the IFA Legal Symposium Task Force
Publications, Newsletters and Articles Publications, Newsletters and Articles
Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events