Adrienne is a partner in the litigation department, with a practice that focuses on all aspects of franchise litigation and dispute resolution. She is widely recognized by her peers as a leading practitioner of Canadian franchise law. Adrienne is a trusted advisor to her clients. She provides legal and strategic advice to franchise businesses in all sectors, including the hotel, restaurant, and grocery sectors, and is well-known for providing practical and business-oriented legal solutions. With her considerable experience before the courts, mediators and arbitral tribunals, and her deep understanding of the unique legal framework affecting businesses in these industries, Adrienne is able to help shape and execute best strategies for dispute resolution. She has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada. As a strong believer in better access to justice, Adrienne is responsible for the pro bono program at Sotos further to her experience with the Pro Bono Law Ontario program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Adrienne Boudreau is also a member of our class action practice.
LLB (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 2008
BA (Hons. with Distinction),Queen’s University, 2003
More About Adrienne Boudreau
- Franchise, Licensing and Distribution Litigation and Arbitration
- Franchisee Association and Group Litigation
- Cannabis – Cultivation and Retail Distribution
- Insurance, and General Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
- Class Actions
- Sector Leader – Hotels
- Ranked in Chambers Canada – Franchising (2023)
- Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada – Franchise Law (2021 – 2023)
- Recognized in Best Lawyers Global Business Edition (2020 – 2021)
- Listed as “Consistently Recommended” in Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory – Franchise (2020 – 2022)
- Listed as Leading Litigation Lawyer in LEXPERT Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers (2020 – 2021)
- Listed in Who’s Who Legal National Guide: Canada Franchise (2021 – 2022)
- Listed in Who’s Who Legal Global Guide – Franchise (2022)
- Named “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times Magazine (2018 – 2022)
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Franchise Association
- International Franchise Association
- Advocates Society
- Member-at-Large, Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Executive Section (2020-2022)
- “Know Your Retail Franchise Agreement“, Cannabis Retailer Magazine, June 13, 2022.
- “Is Your Store an Accidental Franchise“, Cannabis Retailer Magazine, January 10, 2022.
- Co-chair of the 20th Annual Franchise Law Conference, presented by the Ontario Bar Association, December 2021.
- Penalty Clauses And Liquidated Damages Provisions In Franchise Agreements, Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section, January 2021.
- Exploring The Intersection Of Privacy Law And Franchise Law, the 19th Annual Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Conference – Franchising 2020: Franchising During Turbulent Times, November 2020.
- Cyber Risk, The Franchise Voice, Fall 2019 Edition
- Accessible, Proportionate, Timely and Affordable – The Supreme Court of Canada’s Challenge to Bench and Bar in Hryniak v. Mauldin, The Advocate’s Quarterly, Volume 42, November 2013
- It Was Deja Vu All Over Again, The Advocate’s Quarterly, Volume 42, July 2013
I truly love the practice of law, and working with my clients to achieve their litigation goals. In my spare time I enjoy being in the great outdoors, running, and spending time with my husband and family.