Leading Canadian
FRANCHISE & BUSINESS
LAW FIRM

Business Disputes

We represent parties in a broad range of business disputes and corporate/commercial litigation. The head of our firm, Ben Hanuka, is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation and has represented a major Canadian bank on various fraud cases. Ben Hanuka brings considerable expertise in a broad range of business disputes, including debtor-creditor rights, class actions, lease agreements, professional negligence, trademark infringement, shareholder disputes, joint ventures, misrepresentations, injunctions, insolvencies and receiverships. We have extensive experience practicing on the Commercial List, Ontario’s specialized court for complex commercial dispute.

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Law Works PC is a business and franchise regional boutique with particular ‎expertise in (i) franchise law, (ii) international and ‎domestic business disputes and arbitration, and (iii) niche industries. ‎

Our firm was founded in 2012. For many years before that time, the firm’s principal, Ben Hanuka, an experienced commercial and franchise litigator, led a successful career in downtown Toronto, at a mid-sized firm, followed by a boutique litigation firm...

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Ben V. Hanuka

Successfully represented clients in leading franchise disclosure cases in Ontario... Read More

Judicial Remarks

How Ben Hanuka’s advocacy has been treated by judges in court... Read More

What is unique about Law Works P.C.?

Focus:

Law Works P.C. is one of Ontario’s select few regional boutiques focused on franchise and business disputes.

We advise parties at all levels of franchising, from large and sophisticated systems, all the way to small local business owners. We represent international and Canadian franchisors, master franchisees, multi-unit franchisees and local single unit franchisees.

Depth:

Law Works’ principal lawyer, Ben Hanuka, specializes in franchise litigation: pursuing, defending and resolving franchise disputes, on behalf of franchisors and franchisees.

Ben is one of only a handful Ontario litigators with a recognized franchise specialty practice that predates Ontario’s franchise legislation, enacted in 2000. His first reported franchise case was in 2003, among the earliest reported franchise disclosure decisions. In 2005, Ben launched the first Ontario franchise disclosure class action, which was extensively covered in the media.

To date, Ben has acted as counsel in some of the leading franchise court decisions which continue to influence the interpretation of aspects of franchise law by Ontario courts and lawyers.

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Legal Feeds quotes Ben Hanuka about important new ...

On May 18, 2016, Legal Feeds – the official Blog of the Canadian Lawyer and Law Times – quoted Ben Hanuka about a very important new Divisional Court... Read More

Toronto Star Quotes Ben Hanuka About Risks of Cour...

In its April 11, 2016, issue, The Toronto Star quoted Ben Hanuka about the risks of court delay to the assessment process of lawyers' accounts. Read More

Law Times Quotes Ben Hanuka About the Danger of Ci...

In its edition for the week of March 7, 2016, Law Times quoted Ben Hanuka about a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court relating to court wait times... Read More

Ben Hanuka’s
Law Firm Specializing In

Franchise Law &
Business Disputes.

Franchise Law Blog

Posted by | August 14th 2016

On May 3, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal released an important decision in the case of Addison Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Ltd. Read More

Posted by | August 13th 2016

On May 31, 2016, the Canadian Trade-Marks Opposition Board released its decision in the case of Restaurant Development Group LLC v Vescio Group Inc. (case citation: 2016 TMOB 82). Read More

Posted by | May 24th 2016

Rescission under Ontario’s Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, and comparable franchise disclosure legislation in other provinces, is a dramatic remedy. Read More

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