David Sterns awarded Markus Cohen, Q.C. Memorial Award for Excellence in Franchise Law
Sotos LLP partner David Sterns has been awarded the Ontario Bar Association’s 2011 Markus Cohen, Q.C. Memorial Award for Excellence in Franchise Law with Jennifer Dolman of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP for their paper entitled, “Unique Circumstances in Litigating Franchise Class Actions”. Mr. Sterns and Ms. Dolman’s paper was selected by a panel of their peers for being an outstanding and scholarly contribution to the development of franchise law. The Award was presented at the Ontario Bar Association 11th Annual Law Conference on November 2, 2011.
The Award is named for the late Markus Cohen, Q.C. in recognition of his excellence and dedication as a lawyer practicing in the area of franchise law. Markus was an original member of the OBA Executive of the Franchise Law Section and was the initial editor of Franchising 101 which appears on the OBA website. Markus wrote and spoke widely about franchising law issues and was an exceptional educator and mentor. The Award not only recognizes Markus’ contributions to franchise law but stands as a testament to the civility and dignity which were hallmarks of Markus’ practice.
Congratulations to David Sterns and Jennifer Dolman!