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Franchise Law 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Franchising

Tuesday, September 24 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Calgary

Franchise Law 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Franchising will cover the basics of franchising at a beginner, introductory level. Our goal is to ensure that attendees have the necessary information required to explore the world of franchising with their eyes wide open. The tools provided will help potential future franchisees take note of any red flags that may appear. We will cover what qualifies as a franchise and what does not qualify as a franchise, and the chief characteristics of a franchise.

Attendees will learn how a franchise differs from a regular business and a few basics on how Alberta Law applies to franchises. The requirements of a franchisor disclosure and the steps involved in buying a franchise will also be discussed. The attendee will leave with a better understanding and knowledge base of what to look for when exploring franchise options, how to better protect themselves and how to ensure the small business owner is not on the losing side of the deal.


About the Speaker: 

Greg Scott has been practicing law for 38 years. For the past 10 years, Greg has operated his own law firm, focusing on the needs of small businesses and small business owners. He has helped them find their way through the mounds of legal paperwork needed to open, run and close a business. Greg Scott Law Office has a particular focus on franchising, which includes reviewing and preparing franchise agreements, and disclosure documents. 

Greg also provides legal services in the areas of guarantees, leases, contract consulting, sale of goods contracts, negotiated settlements of disputed contracts, minute books, incorporations, and numerous other business-related issues. 

In the past, Greg’s focus has been corporate law at large public sector organizations. His resume includes working at Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, General Counsel for the Calgary Board of Education, and Senior Legal Counsel at the University of Calgary. 

Greg Scott offers exceptional experience and knowledge. The services provided at Greg Scott Law Office are tailored with honesty and integrity to meet each client’s needs and requirements.

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