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Ben V. Hanuka

Ben Hanuka, J.D., LL.M., C.S.

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Email: ben@lawworks.ca

  • J.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), 1996
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1998
  • LL.M. (General, emphasis on advocacy; Osgoode Hall Law School), 2015
  • Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Member of the following qualification-based arbitration and ADR professional associations:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), based in London, England
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • Presently, Ben is undergoing a rigorous arbitration course (culminating in the ‘Q. Arb’ designation by the ADR Institute of Canada), due for completion in 2018

Franchise Lawyers

Successfully represented clients in leading franchise disclosure cases in Ontario. Represented the plaintiffs as lead counsel in the first Ontario franchise disclosure class action (Quiznos), resulting in a successful settlement. Listed in the Lexpert Canadian Legal Directory as a leading franchise practitioner.

Ben has represented parties in a broad range of business disputes and corporate/commercial litigation. He has represented a major Canadian bank on various fraud cases and 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. In addition, Ben has extensive experience practicing on the Commercial List, Ontario’s specialized court for complex commercial disputes.

Ben writes frequently about commercial arbitration, franchise law, and legal technology. He was founder and chair of the Joint Subcommittee of Franchising of the Ontario Bar Association (now the Franchise Law Section) from 2002 to 2008. He has taught civil litigation at the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admission course, chaired and presented at numerous continuous legal education programs, written many articles, and served on many bar committees and executives.

2017-LR-Lawyer

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Franchise Law Blog

Mediation Precondition in Arbitration...

Posted by | 25 April 2018

Authors: Ben Hanuka and Anthony Pugh, Law Works P.C. In PQ Licensing S.A. v. LPQ Central Canada Inc. Read More

Court Dismisses Franchisor’s...

Posted by | 15 April 2018

Author: Anthony Pugh, Student-at-Law, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka In 10313033 Canada Inc. v. 2418973 Ontario Inc. Read More

Court Declines to Consolidate two Small...

Posted by | 3 April 2018

Author: Anthony Pugh, Student-at-Law, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka In 8518076 Canada Inc. v. Read More

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What’s New

Law Works Welcomes New Student...

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Pugh has joined Law Works as a Student-at-Law. Anthony obtained his J.D. from the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Read More

Law Works PC has a New Toronto...

We are excited to announce that our Toronto head office is relocating as of February 1 to a more convenient and accessible office location at 5775 Yonge St. Read More

Article in The Lawyer’s Dail...

The Lawyer’s Daily published an article by Ben Hanuka on December 6, 2017, titled “Franchise Misrepresentation Section Won’t Stay Dormant for Long”. Read More

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