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Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta) and Law Works LC (British Columbia) Ben Hanuka

  • Member of the Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia Bars
  • JD and LLM (1996 and 2015) degrees from Osgoode Hall
    Law School in Toronto
  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
  • Acted as counsel in many leading franchise court decisions
    in Ontario over the past twenty-five years
  • Holds arbitration certification qualifications
  • Frequent writer and presenter about franchise and commercial disputes

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Responding to Misappropriation Allegations: What Shareholders Can Do

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley Many businesses in Canada are owned, controlled or operated by two or more shareholders. Having two or more shareholders involved...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta) and Law Works LC (British Columbia)

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Franchisors Must Comply with These Disclosure Requirements

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley In our article titled, A Franchisor’s Comprehensive Guide to Updating an FDD, we covered key elements of a franchise disclosure...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta) and Law Works LC (British Columbia)

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  • Lawyer|

Legal Considerations When Expanding Your Franchise System

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley A franchise system that grows beyond the first batch of five to ten locations is no longer a “startup”. At...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta) and Law Works LC (British Columbia)

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  • Lawyer|

Franchise Disclosure Obligations in the Highly Regulated Daycare Industry

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley The daycare industry in Canada is probably becoming one of the most complex industries for franchisors to legally comply with...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta) and Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Franchisor|
  • Lawyer|

Resolving Franchise Disputes – a Procedural Guide for Franchisors

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley Franchise disputes sometimes arise when a franchise is purchased, sold, renewed, or terminated. Disputes sometimes come up before entering into...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta) and Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • Commercial/Real Estate|
  • Franchisor|
  • Lawyer|

How to Handle Shareholder Disputes: Common Causes and Solutions

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley Shareholder disputes frequently arise when there are underlying disagreements among controlling shareholders about key management decisions, concerns over transparency regarding...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta) and Law Works LC (British Columbia)