Sotos LLP

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

8 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Sotos LLP offers a comprehensive range of legal services, including, corporate and commercial law, trademark representation, franchise law, labour and employment law, real estate and leasing, litigation, private wealth management, and class action litigation.

Class Actions Expertise:

Sotos Class Actions is recognized as a leader in class action litigation in Canada. Their team comprises experienced trial lawyers with extensive experience in class actions across multiple practice areas. Their cases have been at the forefront of the development of the law in diverse areas, including employment (wage and hour litigation), antitrust (Competition Act), privacy, consumer protection, social justice, and franchising and distribution. Among their most notable class actions is their role in securing the largest settlement in Canadian history. After years of litigation, in October 2023, the Federal Court approved a settlement agreement of $23.34 billion in compensation for impacted First Nations individuals and some of their family members. In the employment arena, they wrapped up a landmark case against one of the largest banks in Canada, CIBC, for uncompensated overtime affecting over 31,000 employees. After 15 years of litigation (including success on liability affirmed on appeal) and months of negotiation, they reached a $153 million settlement in 2023. This is one of the largest employment class action settlements/judgments globally. This case exemplifies their team’s ability to achieve favourable outcomes in long and challenging legal battles.

Franchise Law Expertise:

As Canada’s leading and largest franchising, licensing and distribution law firm, Sotos LLP provides a comprehensive range of services to franchisors. Since its inception in 1980, the firm has guided hundreds of franchise systems to success, from launch to growth to exit. Sotos team includes over twenty lawyers dedicated to the industry, serving clients from all franchising sectors, including automotive, cannabis, personal services, grocery retailing, distribution and manufacturing, professional services, home services, restaurants, hotel and motel franchising, and retail chains. They also provide significant services to dealers in the telecommunications industry. Sotos LLP caters to Canadian and international clients, from start-ups to established systems, and assists international franchisors wishing to expand into Canada and Canadian franchisors wishing to expand abroad.

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  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Cannabis Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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