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Edward (Ned) Levitt

Edward (Ned) Levitt

Dickinson Wright LLP199 Bay Street, Suite 2200TorontoCanadaM5L 1G4
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Global Leader

Franchise

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Edward Levitt is widely regarded as “one of the best” practitioners in the Canadian market and draws praise as “a leading commercial adviser”.

Biography

Ned is a certified franchise executive and one of Canada's leading authorities in franchising and distribution law. He has represented some of the world's foremost franchises, and provides legal services to Canadian and international clients on all aspects of Canadian franchise law. Mr Levitt is a member of the American Bar Association's forum on franchising, the Canadian Franchise Association, the International Bar Association and is a member of the international committee of the International Franchise Association. Ned is a prolific writer, having published numerous books, papers and articles on franchise and distribution law. Among his many publications is the leading Canadian text, Canadian Franchise Legislation (2001, Lexis/Nexis/Butterworths).  He is recognised as a leader in his field by several ranking publications including, ChambersBest Lawyers in CanadaWho's Who LegalCanadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and Martindale-Hubbell. Ned has been continuously recognised in the Franchise Times Legal Eagles as one of the top 100 franchise lawyers in North America. Ned is also a noted lecturer, and has spoken on franchising and distribution matters at programs conducted by such organisations as the Canadian Franchise Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Schulich School of Business, the Ministry of Industry Trade and Technology, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto, McGill University, the Retail Council of Canada, the International Union of Lawyers, Insight Seminars, the New York Bar Association and the Canadian Institute. He is often quoted in the media and has appeared on several television programs including CTV's W5, CBC's Venture, and Report on Business TV.

National Leader

Canada - Franchise 2018

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

 Edward Levitt is described by sources as “an excellent practitioner" who is a "well-established player" in the field. They praise his extensive expertise and experience in the franchise space.

Biography

Ned is a certified franchise executive and one of Canada's leading authorities in franchising and distribution law. He has represented some of the world's foremost franchises, and provides legal services to Canadian and international clients on all aspects of Canadian franchise law. Mr Levitt is a member of the American Bar Association's forum on franchising; the Canadian Franchise Association; the International Bar Association; and the international committee of the International Franchise Association. Ned is a prolific writer, having published numerous books, papers and articles on franchise and distribution law. Among his many publications is the leading Canadian text Canadian Franchise Legislation (2001, Lexis/Nexis/Butterworths). He is recognised as a leader in his field by several ranking publications including, ChambersBest Lawyers in CanadaWWLCanadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Martindale-Hubbell. Ned has been continuously recognised in the Franchise Times Legal Eagles as one of the top 100 franchise lawyers in North America. Ned is also a noted lecturer, and has spoken on franchising and distribution matters at programmes conducted by such organisations as the Canadian Franchise Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Schulich School of Business, the Ministry of Industry Trade and Technology, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto, McGill University, the Retail Council of Canada, the International Union of Lawyers, Insight Seminars, the New York Bar Association and the Canadian Institute. He is often quoted in the media and has appeared on several television programmes including CTV's WS, CBC's Venture and Report on Business TV.

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