One of Canada’s leading legal authorities on international franchising and a founding partner of one of Montreal’s largest independent business law firms died earlier this week.
Alex Konigsberg, a founding partner of the Montreal law firm Lapointe Rosenstein, now Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melancon LLP, passed away on Monday at the age of 72.
He wrote extensively on international commerce and franchising for many journals and authored International Franchising, a leading book on the subject published in a third edition in 2008.
He also lectured frequently abroad in at least 45 countries by his own count.
In addition to continuous speaking engagements around the globe, Konigsberg also sometimes advised governments and governmental organizations in developed and developing countries on entrepreneurship.
Mr. Konigsberg spoke as a witness that resulted in the Ontario Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 in Ottawa, Canada on March 8, 2000.