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Nov/Dec 2017

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LEXPERT MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 57 Pizza and others. He has a proven range of experience, acting as franchise counsel to Starwood Hotels; Holiday Inn; Hyatt; Marriott; a global oil & gas company in its Canadian expansion; Circle K; 7-Elev- en; Toyota; Isuzu; and Suzuki. In 2016, Robinson co-chaired the Canadian Fran- chise Association's Law Day. He is the co-editor of the International Journal of Franchising Law. BO ROTHSTEIN Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP Vancouver Bo Rothstein practises M&A, securities, banking and corporate commercial law. FRANK ROBINSON Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Toronto Frank Robinson is a partner in the Busi- ness Law and Franchise Law Groups of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. He prac- tises business law, with a focus on fran- chising, licensing, distribution and intel- lectual property. Robinson also provides counsel on M&A and general corporate, commercial and contractual matters. He has acted for well-known franchising companies in the market, including Dairy Queen, Wendy's, Burger King, Tim Hor- tons, Little Caesars, Canadian Tire, Pandora Jewelry, Dwyer Group, Boston Rothstein's experience includes acting as the lead counsel on several acquisition and sale transactions, public and private company financings and strategic alli- ances. In addition, Rothstein has assisted senior counsel at the firm on some of British Columbia's most significant hos- tile takeover bids and negotiated transac- tions. In addition to this transactional work, Rothstein regularly negotiates and dras commercial agreements, share- holder rights plans (aka, "poison pills") and continuous disclosure documents for public companies. Rothstein also advises in the areas of corporate gover- nance and compliance in relation to the Competition Act and Investment Canada Act. Rothstein is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Talmud Torah school, where he also serves as the Corporate Secretary. He is a past Mem- ber of the Senior Advisory Council of Canuck Place Children's Hospice, which is a hospice for terminally ill children in British Columbia. T 416.304.1616 l www.tgf.ca WELL DESERVED. We congratulate our partner Rebecca Kennedy who recently received the: 2018 Lexpert Rising Star Award as a leading lawyer under 40 for her contributions to our firm, the profession and the larger community. | RISING STARS |

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