Jennifer conducts a broad commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on assisting Canadian and international franchisors with their business critical disputes, including defending claims under Ontario’sArthur Wishart Act for rescission, breach of the duty of good faith, statutory misrepresentation, and interference with the right to associate, enforcing terminations, and defending franchise group and class actions. She also regularly represents manufacturers and suppliers in their disputes with agents and distributors, and in particular, termination issues. Jennifer handles intellectual property matters (including trade-mark and copyright infringement and the protection of trade secrets and confidential information), defamation (including statements made via the Internet), privacy, and employment. She has expertise in the area of injunctions and emergency applications, especially regarding the enforcement of restrictive covenants against franchisees, dealers, distributors, licensees or departing senior employees. Jennifer’s practice spans a broad range of industries, including quick service restaurants, retail, pharmacy, automotive, real estate, hospitality, manufacturing and technology. Jennifer has appeared before all levels of the Ontario and Federal Courts. Prior to commencing her litigation practice at Osler, she clerked for the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court (General Division) from 1991 to 1992.
Jennifer is very active on social media. You can connect with her onwww.linkedin.com/in/jenniferdolman and www.twitter.com/jenniferdolman. Jennifer has also contributed a number of articles on franchising for FP Entrepreneur. Her posts are available at:http://business.financialpost.com/author/fpjenniferdolman/.