Adriana Rudensky practises business law with an emphasis on franchising and distribution. Domestic and international businesses benefit from her significant experience in negotiated transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations. She also prepares and negotiates complex commercial agreements and other corporate documents.

In addition to general corporate and commercial advice, Adriana provides counsel and representation to clients across numerous industries on matters relating to franchise and distribution, including regulatory and disclosure compliance, and the drafting and negotiation of franchise agreements.

Representative Matters

  • Acts on an on-going basis for a number of Canada-based and foreign manufacturers, franchisors and distributors
  • Preparing franchise agreements and disclosure documents for franchisors in various sectors including restaurants, fuel distribution, automotive, motorcycles, and pet services.
  • Negotiating franchise agreements
  • Competitive Foods Canada, represented Competitive Foods in acquired shares of SIR Corp. (owner of Jack Astor’s and Alice Fazooli’s) (2015)
  • Skyway Canada/PERI, represented Skyway in acquisition of all the outstanding shares of PERI Scaffolding Services Inc. a subsidiary of PERI GmbH (2015) and representation of Skyway in refinancing
  • Enviroshake Inc., represented Enviroshake Inc. in sale of its assets to Canadian subsidiary of Headwaters Inc. (NYSE:HW) (2015)

Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
JDUniversity of British Columbia
B.Sc.University of British Columbia

Insights by Adriana Rudensky (7 Posts)

Amendment to Ontario Franchising Legislation

Aug 28, 2020

The Amendment to Ontario's franchise legislation coming into effect on September 1, 2020 brings changes that have been eagerly awaited by franchisors.

9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Protect Your Franchise System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 13, 2020

Tips to help franchisors mitigate risks that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future emergency business interruptions

Franchise Law Webcast: Trends Affecting Franchise Systems Operating in Canada

Apr 25, 2019

In this interactive Q&A style webinar, members of our franchise and distribution team will provide an overview of the Canadian legal landscape and recent trends affecting franchise systems operating in Canada.

Five Key Takeaways from the 18th Annual Franchise Law Conference

Dec 29, 2018

Several lawyers from McMillan’s Franchise Law and Distribution Group presented at the 18th Annual Franchise Law Conference held on October 18, 2018 in Toronto,

A Word of Warning to Franchisors – ADR Provisions May Postpone the Limitation Period for Rescission

Nov 2, 2018

In PQ Licensing S.A. v. LPQ Central Canada Inc., the Court' decision hinged on the alternative dispute resolution provisions set out in the franchise agreement.

Now in Force: Ontario’s Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015

Jan 4, 2017

Now in Force: Ontario's Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015

Business Law Advisory Council Releases Fall 2016 Report

Dec 7, 2016

Business Law Advisory Council Releases Fall 2016 Report