Calgary, Alberta / Toronto, Ontario

Neufeld Legal P.C.



 Menu     Starting Up     Buy/Sell Restaurant     Contract     Lease       Disputes       Email    403-400-4092    416-887-9702


Lawyer Profile

Starting a Restaurant

Buy/Sell a Restaurant

Restaurant Contracts

Franchise Operations

Restaurant Employees

Restaurant Lease

Licenses / Regulations

Disputes / Litigation


To Contact:

403-400-4092 (Calgary)

416-887-9702 (Toronto)

905-616-8864 (Mississauga, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Brampton, Milton, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo)



Given the franchisor's legal position and strength, restaurant franchisees require experienced legal counsel knowledgeable in restaurant franchises and their legal challenges.

Participating in a restaurant franchise has many distinctive advantages (an established franchise system, which is publicly recognized, well marketed, managed and supplied), however it also comes with a price. There is the monetary price associated with partaking in the franchise system, but also the added disadvantage of the franchisors being professional experts in the field and you being the new entrant. As such, it is extremely important that you look to level the playing field by engaging experienced legal counsel to negotiate your franchise arrangements with the franchisor's professional team.

Franchise arrangements tend to be highly standardized and always in favour of the franchisor. Nevertheless, given the financial investment that you are making, you cannot afford to commit to an overtly one-sided agreement, especially when the financial obligations are far in excess of what is normally expected from franchisees in other franchise systems. You need to adequately protect your financial interests and this starts with retaining experienced legal counsel, knowledgeable in restaurant franchise systems.

Chris Neufeld is a business lawyer experienced in the operational side of the restaurant business, providing invaluable practical experience and knowledge when advising restaurant clients, both franchised and independently owned. There is simply nothing better than first-hand experience when providing restaurant clients with professional business and legal advice.

For knowledgeable and experienced legal representation in starting, operating and managing a restaurant or bar, together with a raft of legal intricacies and dilemmas that may arise, contact restaurant lawyer Christopher Neufeld at 403-400-4092 / 416-887-9702 or


restaurant lawyer - the bar

restaurant lawyer - dining

restaurant lawyer - the lounge

restaurant lawyer - the kitchen

restaurant lawyer - fine dining

Restaurant Lawyer Chris Neufeld is a business lawyer with the law firm of Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation and is admitted to practice law in Alberta and Ontario (Canada) and New York (U.S.A.).  Chris' legal practice focuses primarily on business law, with considerable legal work [combined with practical experience] being undertaken for restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs and franchise operations. The law firm of Neufeld Legal Professional Corporation has offices in Toronto (1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801), Calgary (144 4th Avenue SW, Suite 1600) and Burlington (719 Catalina Crescent) which also serves Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Brampton, Milton, Guelph, Niagara Falls and Kitchener Waterloo. Legal Disclaimer. Privacy. See also © 2016.