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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.

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Ontario Court of Appeal in Lettieri...

Posted by | 16 November 2017

Author: Anthony Pugh, J.D., Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka On October 25, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its judgment in 2122994 Ontario Inc. v. Read More

Franchisees’ right to associate: The...

Posted by | 10 November 2017

This article, written by Ben Hanuka, was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily on November 8, 2017. Click here to view the published article. Read More

Ontario Court of Appeal Continues to...

Posted by | 20 October 2017

Author: Evan Ivkovic, J.D., Law Works P.C. Read More

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Article in The Lawyer’s Dail...

We are pleased to announce that The Lawyer’s Daily published an article by Ben Hanuka on November 8, 2017, titled “Franchisees’ right to associate: The good, the bad... Read More

Article in The Lawyer’s Dail...

We are pleased to announce that The Lawyer’s Daily published an article by Ben Hanuka on October 11, 2017, titled “The Reality of Franchise Rescission Summary Judgment... Read More

Ben Hanuka gives expert commen...

We are pleased to announce that the Globe and Mail sought our firm’s expert opinion about the intensifying fight in the Tim Horton’s franchise. Read More

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