Marissa Carnevale


Marissa Carnevale practices law in our Commercial Law group. She has extensive experience in franchising, licensing and technology law, as well as experience with supply and distribution matters and various other commercial arrangements. By familiarizing herself with all aspects of a client’s business operations, she is able to provide substantial legal advice geared toward any specific industry, including but not limited to manufacturing, franchising, retail, and the technology sector.

Marissa specializes in negotiating and drafting complex legal agreements relating to licensing, franchising and distribution agreements as well as technology-related agreements. Her skilled expertise allows her to regularly advise corporations of all sizes in matters such as franchising, licensing, e-commerce, intellectual property matters, privacy, social media, contests, product labelling, marketing and advertising, consumer protection, French language, export controls, and other regulatory areas in order to comply with Canadian legal requirements, including those specific to the province of Quebec. She also advises foreign companies with respect to their entry into the Canadian market and continued compliance with Canadian law.

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, a guide for legal practitioners, in both their Franchise and Licensing editions. In addition, she presented on advertising in social media as part of a panel of counsel at the 38th Annual Forum on Franchising of the American Bar Association.

Marissa is fluent in English and French.

Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial Law
  • Franchising
  • Licensing and Technology
  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2011
  • Certificate in Global Affairs, New York University, 2008
  • B.Comm. (Finance), with Distinction, McGill University, 2008
Affiliations and Activities
  • Member of the Quebec Bar
  • Member of the Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Member of the American Bar Association
Photo Marissa Carnevale
Telephone 514 925-6324 Facsimile 514 925-5024 Email
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Year of Call to the Bar

Quebec, 2012


English, French