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Home Improvement Services

Experienced and qualified representation in Home Improvement Services disputes

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In the home improvement services industry,
franchise and commercial disputes frequently
come up in the following areas:

  • Exclusive territory
  • Customer lists
  • Adherence to system and service standards


Who We Help

We advise home improvement services franchisors and franchisees, including master franchisees, multi-unit franchisees and area developers, about their rights and obligations. We provide representation as litigation and arbitration counsel in franchise and commercial disputes involving court litigation, private arbitration and mediation.


How We Help

We have extensive litigation experience in common areas where
disputes typically come up, including, but not limited to:

  • Territory disputes
  • Restrictions against competition
  • Resales
  • Changes to the franchise system
  • Designated suppliers
  • Approved products
  • Sharing of rebates and discounts from suppliers
  • Consistent procedures
  • Delivery of appropriate training
  • Qualification of staff
  • Reliable quality of service and work
  • Terminations
  • De-identification
  • Customer lists
  • And more.

Additional Home Improvement Franchise Law Services

We provide representation in franchise negotiations and franchise sales and transfers, including, among others, drafting:

  • Franchise Disclosure Documents
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Master Franchise Agreements
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The Home Improvement
Services Industry Segments We Serve

We help home improvement services franchisors and franchisees in the following sectors, among others:

  • Home Improvements – Closets
  • Home Improvements – Mold and Water Remediation
  • Home Improvements – Deck Building
  • Home Improvements – Construction Materials
  • Home Improvements – Lawn Care
  • Home Improvements – Home Inspections

Law Works - Important
Home Improvement Services
Industry Case

A noteworthy court decision where we acted as counsel:

Dispute About Whether Ontario or Alberta Law Applied to the Contract

Benefact Consulting Group Inc. v. Endura Manufacturing Company Ltd.

Case Synopsis

We represented an Alberta manufacturer in a dispute in the Ontario Superior Court brought by a tax consulting firm about fees arising out of Scientific Research and Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) investment tax credits applications. The court dispute revolved around whether Ontario or Alberta law applied to the dispute.

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