Allan Dick

Allan Dick

Sotos LLP

Recognized since 2006

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Franchise Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Franchise Law
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Allan Dick is a partner at Sotos LLP. He is a trusted primary advisor to many top franchisors, with more than three decades practising law in the franchising, licensing and distribution industry. He is recognized and consistently ranked (including in Band 1 of Chambers Canada and named 2020 Franchise “Lawyer of the Year” by the Best Lawyers in Canada) as one of Canada’s leading franchise litigators and has extensive experience at every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada as well as before national and international arbitration tribunals. Allan regularly provides expert opinions to other counsel. Allan is the firm’s sector leader for the restaurant industry. His litigation experience extends to disputes in the home services, professional services, hotel services, grocery, personal services, retail and telecommunications sectors of the franchise industry. Allan regularly provides crisis management counsel to franchisors including designing preventative crisis management programs. As a trademark agent, Allan also handles trademark litigation and opposition matters. Clients know him for his ability to consistently execute the best strategies for litigating disputes in a way that aligns with their business interests.

Contact & Links


  • 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1200
    Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8


  • English

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1984


  • American Association of Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Member
  • Canadian Franchise Association - Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada - Member
  • International Bar Association - Member
  • International Distribution Institute - Member
  • International Franchise Association - Member
  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section - Executive Committee Member (2010-2019) and Past Chair (2010-2012)
  • Ontario Bar Association Joint Sub-Committee on Franchising - Vice-chair (2008 - 2010)
  • Ontario Bar Association Joint Sub-Committee on Franchising - Executive member (Since inception-2008)

Sotos LLP
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

8 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Franchise Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Franchise Law, Toronto, Canada (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Law


  • Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Canada – Franchising (2017 – 2021)
  • Listed as “Lawyer of the Year – 2020” by Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Consistently listed in Best Lawyers in Canada (2006 – 2021)
  • Listed in International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers (2011 – 2020)
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Canada Franchise (2013 – 2020)
  • Listed as “Most Highly Regarded – 2017” by Who’s Who Legal: Canada Franchise
  • Named “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times Magazine (2008 – 2020)
  • Listed in Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada: Corporate (2015 – 2017)

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