Joanne Gilbert-Wiens is an associate in the Corporate/Commercial and the Branding & Franchising practice groups. She is also a registered Canadian Trade-mark Agent.Joanne’s corporate/commercial practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions; shareholders agreements; corporate reorganizations; trade-mark matters including the protection of trade-marks and trade secrets; and assisting small and medium sized businesses with incorporation and start-up.As a member of the Branding & Franchising Group, Joanne assists franchisors with various areas of their business including the preparation of disclosure documents and franchise agreements, and trade-mark and brand protection. Joanne assists franchisees with disclosure and franchise agreement review and negotiation; and negotiating and documenting the purchase and sale of franchised businesses.Joanne frequently speaks at seminars regarding franchise law issues.
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONSCanadian Franchise Association
Community Foundation of Mississauga Golf Planning Committee
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Oakville Chamber of CommerceEDUCATIONMcMaster University, Hons., B.A., 2008
University of Ottawa, J.D., 2012BAR ADMISSIONSOntario (2013)