Edward "Ned" Levitt

Edward "Ned" Levitt

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Recognized since 2008

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Franchise Law

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Edward (Ned) Levitt is a partner at Dickinson Wright LLP, Toronto, Canada and a Certified Franchise Executive. He served as General Counsel to the Canadian Franchise Association from 2000 to 2007. Ned is a frequent lecturer at preeminent franchise events in Canada and the United States. As a member of the Ontario Franchise Sector Working Team, Ned was instrumental in the creation of Ontario’s franchise legislation and has had significant input in the franchise legislative process throughout Canada. Levitt is currently a member of the International Committee of the International Franchise Association, a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising and a member of the International Bar Association. Among his many publications is the leading text, Canadian Franchise Legislation, published by LexisNexis. Levitt is recognized by his peers, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of Canada’s leading franchise practitioners. Levitt was the recipient of the Canadian Franchise Association’s 1993 and 2007 Special Recognition Award, 2005 Franchise Support Services Recognition Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Levitt appears in the Canadian Legal Expert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Franchise Law and has been continuously recognized in the Franchise Times Legal Eagles, Top 100 Franchise Lawyers in North America.


  • Commerce Court West, Suite 2200
    199 Bay Street
    Toronto, ON M5L 1G4


  • English

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

6 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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

  • Franchise Law

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Mr. Levitt has earned the designation of a Certified Franchise Executive granted by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and is currently an active member of the IFA's International Committee.

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