Mr. Parker has been active in this area across Canada for many years assisting the legal community to bring parties together in a cost effective and confidential manner. Mediators in franchising must be highly knowledgeable about the workings of a franchise, have integrity and maybe a few gray hairs. Mr. Parker has Harvard Law training in Mediation
Mr. Parker has conducted mediation for parties operating in Canada, and also in the US, wherein US attorneys represented their clients.
Mr. Parker also provides a mediation seminar for franchisor companies and key employees involved in their franchisee disputes. The seminar covers the essential elements of mediation and the case for choosing mediation over other methods to resolve disputes (arbitration, litigation).
I have used Pat Parker as a mediator in a dispute between a national franchisor and a group of its franchisees. Mr. Parker was able to quickly understand the business issues that were in dispute and assisted the parties in coming to a practical resolution of those issues. His in-depth knowledge of franchising and operational issues provides Mr. Parker with a unique skillset for assisting to resolve franchise disputes. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Parker as a mediator in these types of matters.
Blair A. Rebane, Partner
Your skills were very evident throughout the mediation process. I have a new appreciation for mediation. It was a wonderful learning experience. With your help we were able to obtain the outcome that met the needs of all our stakeholders. I truly appreciate your fine efforts and congratulate you on the excellent result?