Joseph Adler is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer who assists clients in all matters related to their operations and transactions in Canada and a registered trade-mark agent. His particular emphasis is in franchising and distribution, intellectual property law and cross-border trade. 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, Europe and other jurisdictions. He also acts and has acted for various multi-unit franchisees and franchisee associations as well. His firm has represented over 390 franchise systems, including Franchisors and Franchisees.
Joseph is the immediate past Secretary and General Counsel to the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) and was a director and executive member of the CFA’s Board of Directors from between 2007 and 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 and the International Franchise Association. He is a member of the CFA’s Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee.
Joseph is listed as a leading practitioner in franchise law in the:
- Prestigious International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers
- Legal LEXPERT Directory (years 2005 to 2016)
- Franchise Times as a "Legal Eagle" - one of the top franchise lawyers in the United States and Canada (years 2007 to 2016)
- The National Post’s Best Lawyers in Canada (Franchising) (2007 to 2016)