Our Team

Working with Sotos means getting advice and guidance from top franchise lawyers in the country with expertise in your sector. With our team by your side, you’re set for growth and success.

Sector Leaders

Automotive

John Yiokaris

  • Counsel to automotive manufacturers
  • Extensive knowledge of the automotive industry
  • Trusted dealer advisor
  • Regular contributor to industry publications

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Cannabis

Marta James

  • Thought leader in the fast-growing cannabis field
  • Insightful advice on regulatory matters
  • Solid record designing successful franchise systems
  • Expert in regulatory considerations

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Grocery

John Sotos

  • The go-to advisor to market participants
  • Recognized expert in strategic design of distribution systems
  • Large network of industry contacts
  • Cross-border expertise

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Home Services

Peter Viitre

  • Leading cross-border counsel
  • Specialist in mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic advice on all stages of development

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Hotel Franchising

Adrienne Boudreau

  • Counsel to leading industry brands
  • Expert in data management and privacy
  • Experience in direct handling of disputes

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Personal Services

Faye Lucas

  • Counsel to U.S. franchisors
  • Represents fitness, aesthetics and health systems franchises
  • Expert in designing and structuring franchise systems
  • Strategic advice on all stages of development

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Professional Services

John Yiokaris

  • Deep expertise in all sector-related regulatory matters
  • Unique approach to franchise system structuring
  • Expert in brand management and protection

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Restaurants

Allan Dick

  • 35 years of industry experience
  • Strategic advice on all stages of development
  • Frequent contributor to industry publications
  • Recognized industry leader

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Retail

Peter Viitre

  • Department store expertise
  • Extensive cross-border experience
  • Credit and loyalty program experience
  • Distribution strategist

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