Friday April 8th, 2022  | 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM ET

Full NameProfile PictureCompanyJob TitleSpeaker Bio
Mr. Joseph AdlerJoseph AdlerHoffer Adler LLPPartnerJoseph Adler is a senior franchise lawyer and a registered trade‐mark agent. He has over 30 years of franchising related experience. Joseph serves as legal counsel for Canadian and US and other foreign franchisors doing business in Canada and Canadian franchisors doing business in the US and abroad. He also acts and has acted for various multi‐unit franchisees and franchisee associations as well. Joseph served as:  The Secretary and General Counsel to the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (2011‐2015); and  A Director and an Executive Member of the CFA’s Board of Directors (2007‐ 2015). Joseph has published and has been quoted in numerous articles and has spoken on various franchising topics at venues organized by the CFA, the Ontario Bar Association, the ABA Forum on Franchising and the International Franchise Association. Recognized by his peers, Joseph is consistently listed as a leading practitioner in franchise law in the:  International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers  Legal LEXPERT Directory  Franchise Times as a "Legal Eagle", one of the top franchise lawyers in the US & Canada  The National Post’s Best Lawyers in Canada (Franchising) Joseph serves on the Board of Governors Member of the Institute of Certified Franchise Executive, International Franchise Association (2019 to Present).
Mr. Idan ErezIdan ErezHOFFER ADLER LLPAssociateIdan Erez is a commercial litigator with Hoffer Adler LLP. His practice includes a strong emphasis on franchising and involves acting for both franchisors and franchisees across a wide range of industries. Idan has both written and spoken extensively about franchising law in various publications and conferences. He is recognized by the Franchise Times as a “Legal Eagle”. Idan is called to the bar in Ontario as well as the State of Georgia. He has appeared successfully in the Ontario Superior Court and Divisional Court as well as in the Superior Court of British Columbia and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. Idan has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology.
Mr. Bruno FlorianiBruno FlorianiLapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon, LLPPartnerMtre Bruno Floriani, Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon, L.L.P. Bruno Floriani is a leading practitioner in business, franchise and technology law, with special expertise in assisting Canadian, US and European clients to expand internationally in over 45 countries using franchise, licensing, JV, distribution and other hybrid arrangements. Bruno also advises foreign franchisors and licensors in entering the Canadian market. He has lectured at various conferences worldwide on domestic and international franchising, licensing, supply and distribution matters, intellectual property matters, privacy, consumer protection, French language matters, and other regulatory areas. He has written extensively in several national and international legal and trade journals and periodicals, including the International Law Office. He is also a co-author of a chapter in the ABA publication Fundamentals of Franchising - Canada, Second Edition, the editor of the multinational guide Getting the Deal Through: Licensing, and the contributor of the Canadian chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Franchising / Distribution & Agency. Bruno is also recognized as a leading practitioner in Franchise Law by Chambers Canada, LEXPERT and The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers and in Technology Law by Best Lawyers.