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With increased global trade and commerce brings profit, but also risk of unpaid trade debt and an increase in a company’s bad debt reserve. Competency, reliability and honesty are critical, as is having knowledge to overcome obstacles and finding solutions to successfully collect your outstanding balances. Join David Franklin, attorney at Franklin & Franklin in Montreal, as he navigates you through various twists and turns on international claims, including:

    • Choice of Attorneys
    • Contingent Fees
    • Choice of Jurisdiction
    • Choice of Law
    • Statute of Limitations
    • Arbitration Clauses
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Drafting Personal Guarantees

This webinar will give you the knowledge to avoid potential landmines and to structure your contract to your company’s advantage, tightening up the potential loose ends increase risk and cost you more money in the end. 


David Franklin, Ad.E.
Franklin & Franklin

David Franklin graduated from McGill Law School in 1959 and joined the law firm of Franklin & Franklin in Montreal, founded by his father M.H. Franklin Q.C. in 1925. The firm is a general commercial and business law firm and David concentrates on international commercial debt recovery.

As chairman of various international law conferences in London, Amsterdam, Dublin and China David has lectured in over twenty countries and has written numerous articles on international commercial debt recovery. Publications, Thomson Reuters, include: International Commercial Debt Collection, International Commercial Secured Transactions (co-authored with Steve Harms) and Commercial Debt Collection in Canada: A Legal Handbook, and Introduction to Québec Law co-authored with Martin Franklin (Copp Clark) .

As a member of various international associations, David is also a member of the Commercial Law League of America and the International Association of Commercial Collectors. He is Chair of the  International Creditors Rights Committee of  the New York State Bar Association and is also  the Montreal chair He is the recipient of the honorific designation of Avocat Emeritus from the Quebec Bar for outstanding contribution to the Québec Bar and legal community.

David was a Professional Adjunct at Concordia University in Montreal, where he taught law in the John Molson School of Business for 45 years. He is an active Rotarian and in 1992 was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Old Montreal. Since 2001, he has been the Honorary Consul of Iceland in Montreal.