Mr. David Shaw
Dale & Lessmann LLP
David is a Partner and Business Lawyer that heads up Dale & Lessmann LLP's Corporate and Commercial group. David regularly advises clients in a wide range of industries on franchise and distribution law matters, including the negotiation and preparation of master franchise agreements, area development agreements, single-unit franchise agreements, disclosure documents and related documentation. He also advises and assists clients with respect to system rebranding, regulatory compliance, franchise acquisitions and divestitures, and terminations.David has been widely recognized as a leading Canadian franchise lawyer for many years in the following publications: The Best Lawyers in Canada; Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business; Who's Who: Legal; Who’s Who: Canada; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; and Franchise Times.David is the Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Franchise Law Section Executive following previous years serving as its Vice Chair, Secretary and CPD Liaison. He is also a member of the Canadian Franchise Association’s Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee and its Legislation and Regulations Subcommittee and serves as the Chair of the Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee's Editorial Advisory Subcommittee. David has presented webinars, seminars and workshops and facilitated roundtable discussions at many franchising conferences. He has also written numerous articles relating to franchising including co-authoring the "Structuring an Expansion to Canada" chapter of the ABA Forum on Franchising's Fundamental of Franchising, Canada textbook published in 2017.