David Gray Law Office


Franchise Name: David Gray Law Office

Industry: 20

Website: 4169025790

Phone: 416.855.8196

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Years in Business: 20


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About David Gray Law Office Franchise:

I am a lawyer operating out of Sheppard and Yonge area and I offer legal services for: franchise law, corporate law, commercial matters and trademark law.Since moving to Toronto in 2000, I have worked in mid-sized downtown business law firms. My preferred area of practice is business law with a focus on licensing and franchising matters. I have been involved in a broad range of legal matters from acquisitions to dispute resolutions.In 2019, with 20 years of legal experience, I established a legal office that provides transparency in fees and is based on effective advocacy and counsel. It was designed to be efficient and cost effective.  I will strive  to  provide personal and collaborative counsel during  all stages of development from entrepreneurial sole proprietor start-up  to mature corporate businesses.  Through a wide network of consultants, financial experts and legal associates I can support a wide array of legal needs and complexities.Thank you for giving me the opportunity to support your business.My Areas of PractiseCorporate and Commercial Legal ServicesFranchisor ServicesFranchisee ServicesFranchise AssociationsIntellectual PropertyTrademark ProsecutionFranchisor Services* Structure and preparation of franchise agreements and ancillary documentation.  These  may  include:  Sublease agreements, General Security agreements, Trademark License agreements, Software License agreements etc.* Preparation of disclosure documents in order to comply with the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) 2000 (Ontario)*  Corporate  structuring*   Assisting franchisors with the plethora  of legal matters that arise out of franchising your business* Review of disclosure documents for non-Canadian franchisors to comply with Franchise Legislation* Expanding franchise systems into Canada* Advising franchisors with respect to the impact of technology and communication on franchise and distribution relationships, including electronic commerce issues* Advising franchisors with respect to other areas of law which impact the operation of franchise systems, including business law, information technology, employment, leasing, taxation* Advising on franchisee default situationsFranchisee Services* Legal aspects of buying a franchise, including review of disclosure documents* Resales and renewals* Dispute resolution* Franchisee associations* Incorporations* Insolvency issuesFranchise Relationship ServicesFranchise relationships can be difficult in the best of circumstances; then  add  landlords, bankers, suppliers, and a variety of advocates in the mix and the relationships can become even more difficult to navigate.  Often threats are levied, feelings are hurt, positions get taken, and proposed solutions seem anything but amicable or available.I  work  to  resolve disputes before positions become entrenched.   I  have  been very effective in thinking out of the box to come up with solutions before issues  get  out  of  hand.  I try to find a collaborative framework before having to go to the expense of mediation, arbitration or litigation.  I will  do my  best to  create  a  path  to a fair,  sustainable  and workable solution with the  buy-in of both sides,  and  achieved  through  a collaborative manner. Please also keep in mind some of our other services:* Managing responses to notices in respect of:  defaults, terminations and transfers* Establishing, structuring, organizing and advising Franchise Advisory Councils* Establishing, structuring, organizing and advising Franchisee Associations* Assessing the obligations imposed on the franchise relationships by Franchise LegislationCorporate ServicesIncorporation and organization (federal and provincial)Not for profit corporationsBusiness name registrationProfessional  corporationsBusiness formation strategiesMaintenance and safe keeping of corporate record booksShareholder and partnership agreementsCorporate governanceRestructuring and dissolutionLiens, business name availability, and other corporate searchesOngoing filing and record keepingAmalgamations, reorganization, revivals, corporate finance mattersSuccession planningWorkouts and financial mattersCommercial ServicesAsset or share purchase/sale transactionsCommercial agreements, such as supplier agreements,  non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreementsJoint venture agreementsCommercial leasesWebsite and software agreementsProduct and technology license agreementsEmployment lawRestructuring and financial managementDavid Gray Law OfficeHullmark Corporate Centre, 4789 Yonge Street, Suite 1104, Toronto, Ontario M2N 0G3, CanadaEmail: David@dgraylaw.ca Direct Line: (416) 855-8199 Mobile: (416) 902-5790 Facsimile: (416) 855-8196