Marissa Carnevale practises law in our commercial law group. She has extensive experience in franchising, licensing and technology law, as well as experience with supply and distribution matters and various other commercial arrangements. By familiarising herself with all aspects of a client’s business operations, she is able to provide substantial legal advice geared toward any specific industry, including but not limited to manufacturing, franchising, retail and the technology sector.
Marissa specialises in negotiating and drafting complex legal agreements relating to licensing, franchising and distribution agreements as well as technology-related agreements. Her skilled expertise allows her to regularly advise corporations of all sizes in matters such as franchising, licensing, e-commerce, intellectual property matters, privacy, social media, contests, product labelling, marketing and advertising, consumer protection, French language, export controls, and other regulatory areas in order to comply with Canadian legal requirements, including those specific to the province of Quebec. She also advises foreign companies with respect to their entry into the Canadian market and continued compliance with Canadian law.
Marissa’s experience has provided her with the opportunity to co-author publications on franchising in Canada for the International Law Office, an online periodical, as well as Getting the Deal Through, a guide for legal practitioners, in both their Franchise and Licensing editions. In addition, she presented on advertising in social media as part of a panel of counsel at the 38th Annual Forum on Franchising of the American Bar Association.