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Real estate can make or break a franchisee, requiring adequate legal oversight thereof.

Commercial real estate tends to be one of the most significant financial investments for a business, whether you are acquiring the building and property outright or leasing it from a commercial landlord.  Given its significance, it is extremely important that you do not enter a purchase agreement or lease agreement without the input at of an experienced commercial real estate lawyer early in the process.

Your greatest advantage in any commercial negotiation exists in the early stages of negotiations and for that very reason you should be engaging legal counsel as early as possible.  On far too many occasions, I have witnessed business owners try to save a few dollars by waiting until the last moment to have the purchase agreement or lease agreement reviewed, which results in their having a highly unfavourable commercial arrangement that is extremely difficult (and costly) to re-negotiate any concessions out of the owner/ landlord.  Given how significant real estate is to many business ventures, there is simply no rationale for not engaging the right legal professionals early on to protect your interests and obtain the best possible business deal. 

Chris Neufeld is a business lawyer knowledgeable in the rigors and challenges of the franchise business, together with the legal constructs that are critical to their effective operation.  For solid legal representation in starting, acquiring / selling, operating and managing a franchise, contact franchisee lawyer Chris Neufeld at 416-887-9702 / 403-400-4092 or


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Franchisee Lawyer Chris Neufeld is a business lawyer admitted to practice law in both Ontario and Alberta (Canada) and New York (U.S.A.).  Christopher's legal practice focuses primarily on business law, with considerable legal work being undertaken for franchisees and franchise operations. The law firm of Neufeld Legal P.C. operates from offices at 144 - 4th Avenue SW, Suite 1600, Calgary, Alberta; 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario and 719 Catalina Crescent, Burlington, Ontario; thus being in proximity to downtown Toronto, Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Brampton, Milton, Cambridge, Guelph and Kitchener Waterloo. See also

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