Leading Canadian
FRANCHISE & BUSINESS LAW FIRM

What is unique about Law Works?

Focus:

Law Works ™ PC (in Ontario) /Law Works ™ LC (in British Columbia) is one of Canada’s select few boutique law firms with expertise in 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. He is a member of the Ontario and British Columbia Bars.

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.

Breadth:

In addition to the food and restaurants industry, we have developed expertise in niche industries such as retailing, hotels and hospitality, pharmaceutics and real estate brokerages.

Reach:

We have branch offices across Ontario and in Vancouver. The local communities in which we operate are important to us. As we expand nationally to better serve our clients, we seek to strengthen our relationship with those local communities.

Our professional staff adhere to the highest standards of competency and service.

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Seven Tips for Negotiating an Area...

Posted by | 25 June 2019

Authors: Ben Hanuka and Anthony Pugh, Law Works P.C. Read More

Alberta court holds franchisee is not...

Posted by | 21 May 2019

Authors: Ben Hanuka and Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. In 1777453 Alberta Ltd. v. Got Mold Disaster Recovery Services Inc. Read More

Ontario Court of Appeal upholds...

Posted by | 21 April 2019

Author: Robert Jones, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Royal Bank of Canada v. Everest Group Inc. Read More

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Ben Hanuka Quoted in Globe and...

We are pleased to announce that the Globe and Mail quoted Ben Hanuka’s opinion about the recent settlement in the Tim Horton’s class action. Read More

Globe and Mail Cites Ben Hanuk...

We are pleased to announce that the Globe and Mail quoted Ben Hanuka about a proposed settlement of the Tim Hortons pending class action lawsuit. Read More

Ben Hanuka Admitted as Fellow ...

We are pleased to advise that Ben Hanuka has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Read More

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