Lawyer Andrae Marrocco Appointed to the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section

June 16, 2015

Dickinson Wright LLP, Canada’s leading full-service business law firm specializing in cross-border counsel, today announced that Andrae J. Marrocco has been appointed to the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section. His term begins on August 15, 2015.

“We are proud of Andrae’s appointment to the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Franchise Law Section,” says Ned Levitt, Partner and Head of Dickinson Wright LLP’s Franchise Practice. “His appointment reflects his well-earned reputation in the Franchise & Distribution Law practice and his positive contribution to the profession.”

Mr. Marrocco’s appointment highlights his leadership within the franchise law community and is recognition of his work, along with his team at Dickinson Wright LLP, in shaping franchise law and practice in Ontario. In his role on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, Mr. Marrocco will be actively working with the other members of the committee to facilitate further learning, advocacy and networking under the Franchise Law Section. He will also be responsible for providing Ontario lawyers with current information on trends, case-law and other developments in franchising and for providing meaningful input into laws affecting franchising in Ontario.

Mr. Marrocco advises Canadian and international businesses on all aspects of Canadian franchise and distribution law including advice on expansion strategies, negotiation of franchise, distribution and licensing agreements, regulatory requirements, trademarks, acquisitions/dispositions, disputes and enforcements. He has worked with a range of franchise businesses from start-ups to mature international franchise systems in industries such as restaurant, retail, healthcare and commercial services. He has developed specific expertise advising foreign franchisors expanding and adapting their systems to the Canadian market.

Mr. Marrocco is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Franchise Association, the International Franchise Association, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising. He holds leadership positions with a number of not-for-profit organizations and charitable organizations, advising their boards on strategic and legal matters. Mr. Marrocco received his B. Soc. Sc.; LL.B., with honors; and his B.Com. from the University of Adelaide.

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