Marissa Carnevale practices commercial and international business law and is co-chair of our Commercial Law practice group. She has extensive experience in franchising, licensing and technology, supply and distribution matters, as well as related financing and investments, with a particular focus on international arrangements.
Marissa specializes in negotiating and drafting complex legal agreements relating to licensing, franchising and distribution, as well as technology-related agreements. Her skilled expertise allows her to regularly advise businesses of all sizes in various industries, including retail, manufacturing, and the technology sector, in connection with matters such as franchising, licensing, e-commerce, intellectual property matters, privacy, social media, contests, product labelling, marketing and advertising, consumer protection, French language matters, and other regulatory areas. She also advises foreign businesses with respect to their entry into the Canadian market and continued compliance with Canadian legal requirements, including those specific to the province of Quebec.
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, which publishes a series of guides for legal practitioners worldwide, in their Franchise, Licensing, Distribution & Agency and Practice Guides editions. She has had several speaking engagements, both locally and abroad, principally focused on technology and advertising.