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 & ASSOCIATIONS Canadian Franchise Association
Community Foundation of Mississauga Golf Planning Committee
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Oakville Chamber of Commerce EDUCATION McMaster University, Hons., B.A., 2008
University of Ottawa, J.D., 2012 BAR ADMISSIONS Ontario (2013)