We’ve shaped franchise law in the country and guided hundreds of franchise systems to success for over 40 years. We’re Canada’s leading franchise law firm. Let us guide you to success.


Our team has more experience in franchising than any other law firm in Canada. What could be better than that?

How about this: our lawyers also have deep expertise in virtually every key sector for franchise businesses.

We know automotive franchising and how to get you where you want to go. That’s why we’re Canada’s leading franchise law firm.

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The legalization of cannabis in Canada has opened doors to new opportunities – and regulatory challenges. Trust Sotos to guide your way.

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There’s no simple recipe for success in the food business. We can help you achieve the right mix for success.

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Home service franchises in Canada operate in an environment that’s vastly different – and in many ways more challenging – than other sectors. Whether you're a franchisor or franchisee, we’re here to help you thrive.

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Building a successful hotel or motel brand takes time and deep knowledge of the lodging industry. It’s time to welcome Sotos into your business.

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Ready to conquer the world? We have decades of experience guiding brand owners to international success.

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Looking to succeed in the health, fitness and personal care franchise sector? Whether you're a franchisor or franchisee, Sotos knows your needs.

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Looking to succeed in the professional services industry? Let our professionals advance you through every stage of your business.

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What’s on our menu? We bring to the table a deep knowledge of restaurant franchising and the experience to get you where you’re looking to go.

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What challenges are in store for your business? Talk to Canada’s leading retail franchise experts at Sotos. Whether in store or online, let the retail team at Sotos accelerate your brand.

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Sotos Leads the Way


We’ll help you navigate the life cycle of your franchise, guiding you until you reach your destination. We’ll get you where you need to go.



We’ll help you get your franchise off the ground – starting with your FDD, franchise agreement and operations manual to building your strategic business plan and franchise marketing program.



Many of the decisions a franchisor makes in the emerging years of the business will have long-term impact. That’s why it’s critical to have the right legal partner at this – and at every stage – of franchising.



With 20 or more units in your franchise system, you’ve got your sights set on the next milestones. There’s a lot you need to know to grow to your 50-unit and your 100-unit targets.



You’ve got 100 or more units in your franchise system and are ready for even more rapid growth. There’s a lot of work ahead of you.



Your franchise brand is a household name. You’ve made it. After years of building your business, it’s time to start planning your exit.


As Canada’s largest franchise law group, our services cover your every legal and business need whatever your sector or stage.

Success Speaks

Symposium Cafe has been fortunate to win 7 consecutive years of awards from the Canadian Franchise Association including the National Franchisor of the Year Award.

Sotos LLP has been our trusted counsel assisting us not only in the preparation of our legal documents and handling of our disputes but in providing us with excellent, strategic and timely counsel on all aspects of our business.

We feel Sotos has unparalleled knowledge of franchising and the restaurant industry. We look forward to enjoying continued growth and success with Sotos by our side.

Bill Argo, Owner
The Symposium Cafe

Jimmy the Greek was first established in 1985 with the advice and guidance of Sotos LLP and we have continued to benefit from their expertise since that time. We are greatly appreciative of the high calibre of  franchise and leasing work we have received over the years. We are grateful for being in such good hands with all our legal and business needs and we look forward to many more years of such good service.

Jimmy Antonopoulos, Owner
Jimmy the Greek

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