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One of Canada’s select few boutique law firms with combined expertise in franchise and business disputes.

We are a franchise, commercial, and real estate dispute resolution boutique law firm located in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Since starting to practise law in Ontario over twenty-five years ago, our principal, Ben Hanuka, has represented Canadian and international franchisors and franchisees, businesses, investors and professionals in a wide range of franchise, commercial and real estate disputes, as well as negligence claims.


What people are saying

Five star rating

Ben Hanuka and his team are professional and knowledgeable [in] franchise law. He has been instrumental in winning my case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

F. Mendoza, Google Review

I can without hesitation recommend Ben and associates as: ethical, diligent, client-focused, direct, and forthcoming to a fault. They allow the client to be aware of their options with realism - no sugar coating. Five stars in my book.

Sam Davis, CEO, International News, Ontario

Thank you for all your help with redoing our Disclosure Document as well as all the legal work you provide our organization. Your work and knowledge as a franchising lawyer has to be in the top 3 in Canada.

Andrew Hrywnak, President, Print Three Franchising Corp

I have been relying on Mr. Hanuka’s legal expertise for over 10 years for my corporate, professional and personal matters in Ontario. His attention to detail and knowledge of Ontario and Canadian laws are vast. His concept and execution of the law is clear, concise, and efficient, especially in areas of litigation.

Dr. Norman Kwan, Dentist and Owner, Biomedical Implant Technology Inc., Ontario

Law Works helped us with some work with our Franchise organization and they were super helpful… The consultation was priceless. Highly recommend for other Franchisees to chat with these folks.

Martin Fiesel, Regional Owner/Master Franchisee, home inspection franchise, Alberta

I have worked with many businesses, including law firms, and Law Works was one of those that offered exceptional service in a very efficient manner at all times. I have always been extremely satisfied with the work that has been completed and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Dr. Lorraine Vosu, Clinical Director, Toronto Hearing Services, Ontario

Ben Hanuka and his team at Law Works provided me with first-rate service. Their advice was timely, cost-effective and critical to the success of our claim.

Jeremy H. H. Hockin, Partner, Parlee McLaws LLP, Edmonton and Calgary

Why Choose Law Works?

For over 25 years, Ben Hanuka and Law Works have vigorously protected their clients' rights in franchise law cases and commercial and real estate disputes.

Unique Skill Set

We have combined substantive expertise as courtroom (or arbitration) advocates as well as savvy advisors around the boardroom table in all areas of franchise, real estate and corporate/commercial disputes.

Boutique Size, National Presence

We are a small specialty firm, yet our practice is national – we advise and represent parties from British Columbia to Ontario. We are in tune with the business and legal cultures in each province.


How it Works

Franchise and business law can be complicated. But getting Law Works on your side to help you understand your situation and represent your interests is the smart thing to do.

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  1. 1.

    Get a No-Charge 15-Minute Consultation

    You will speak directly to Ben Hanuka, Founder & Principal of Law Works, who will answer your questions and advise you on next steps.

  2. 2.

    Get Advice on Fees & Retainers

    We will advise if and how we can help you, and give you a schedule of fee structures and required retainers to do so.

  3. 3.

    We Get to Work

    When you retain Law Works, we take care of everything relating to your case. You are informed and consulted on the overall strategy, every planned step, what evidence we require from you, and every issue that we need to address in the matter.

Book a No-Charge 15-Minute Consultation

It’s your first step in successfully defending your rights in your matter.

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Our Services

We are committed to providing complete, specialized legal representation in the following areas of practice.

Franchise Disputes

Legal advice and representation for franchisors, franchisees and area developers in franchise disputes.

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Franchise ADR Services

Arbitration or Mediation is often the required process to resolve a dispute instead of taking a case to court, and we are experienced and skilled in both practices.

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Drafting Franchise Disclosure Documents & Related Documents

Ready to grow your franchise system professionally and in full compliance? We have in-depth knowledge of the documentation you need.

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Reviewing Franchise Disclosure Documents

Planning to purchase a franchise? Protect your investment with documentation review and advice by an experienced and knowledgeable Franchise Law specialist.

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Commercial Disputes

Law Works represents parties in corporate and commercial disputes in litigation and arbitration, including trials, mediation, and appeals.

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Commercial Real Estate Disputes

We represent commercial landlords and tenants, real estate investors and real estate brokerages in various real estate disputes.

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Industries We Serve

In addition to major franchise operations in food and restaurants industry, we have developed expertise in niche industries such as retailing, hotels and accommodations, health care, and real estate brokerages.