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Darrell Jarvis

Darrell Jarvis
Title Partner, Franchising Group
Languages Spoken English


Darrell Jarvis


Darrell Jarvis practises business law with a focus on franchising, leasing, construction and mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors.

Darrell is a leading Canadian franchise lawyer and a frequent speaker and writer on franchising issues. He has extensive experience in the drafting and review of franchise agreements and disclosure documents, default enforcement, dealing with insolvent franchisees, workouts, and in the purchase and sale of franchised businesses. Darrell has been involved in the co-branding of franchised businesses, master franchise arrangements, the franchise of products within another business, the establishment of franchised businesses within big box stores, and the conversion of company operated units to franchised businesses. He has been involved in the acquisition and divestiture of a number of companies with large franchise systems.

Darrell's leasing experience relates particularly to restaurant and retail businesses. He has been involved in ground and build-to-suit leases for free-standing buildings and CRU space in shopping malls, big box centres and street front locations as well as in non-traditional locations such as airports, hospitals and universities.

As a member of our Construction, Procurement and Infrastructure group, Darrell has acted on behalf of both owners and contractors, drafting construction documents, negotiating the resolution of construction disputes and advising with respect to health and safety matters. He has drafted construction agreements relating to a broad range of projects for hospitals, railroads, churches, restaurants and other commercial facilities.

Prior to joining Fasken Martineau in 2009, Darrell held a number of executive positions at Cara Operations Limited, where he led the Legal, Franchising, Real Estate Development, Construction and Design Departments. Cara is the operator and franchisor of Swiss Chalet, Montana's, Kelsey's, Harvey's, Milestones, and formerly, Second Cup, and was a multi-unit franchisee of several national brands including Tim Hortons and Outback Steakhouse.