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Ben Hanuka Recognized in the 2024 Best Lawyers™ in Canada in Franchise Law

We are pleased to announce that our firm’s principal, Ben Hanuka, has been peer-selected for inclusion in the 18th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada directory in...

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Ben Hanuka Recognized in Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2023

We are pleased to announce that our firm’s principal, Ben Hanuka, has been selected for inclusion in the Lexpert® Special Edition: Litigation 2023 to be published in...

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Takeaways from Recent Appellate Real Estate Court Decisions

We are pleased to announce the June 28, 2023, issue of our Real Estate Disputes Newsletter.  There has been a meaningful increase in decisions from the Ontario...

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Ontario Court Orders Tokyo Smoke to Produce Franchise Documents in Rescission Claim

We are pleased to announce the June 27, 2023, issue of our Franchise Law Newsletter. Our feature article is about a recent discovery-related court decision in a...

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Insiders’ Guide for Franchisees: Franchise Agreements

We are pleased to announce the June issue of our Insider’s Guide for Franchisees Series.  Our feature article, “What are Franchise Agreements and What’s Inside Them?”, addressed...

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The April 2023 Commercial Real Estate Newsletter is out

Law Works publishes a Commercial Real Estate newsletter sharing our real estate law and litigation news, analysis articles, case commentaries, and more. The April 27, 2023, edition...

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The April 2023 Franchise Law Newsletter is out

Law Works publishes a Franchise Law newsletter sharing our franchise law and litigation news, analysis articles, case commentaries, and more. The April 18, 2023 edition features the...

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Announcing our next webinar: Recent Commercial Leasing and Real Estate Appellate Decisions

Law Works will be hosting a complimentary webinar for lawyers, franchisors, and commercial real estate brokers/professionals on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – 1pm EST/ 10am PST/ 2pm...

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The March 2023 Franchise Law Newsletter is out

Law Works publishes a Franchise Law newsletter sharing our franchise law and litigation news, analysis articles, case commentaries, and more. Our March 22, 2023 edition features the...

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Ben Hanuka
JD, LLM, CS (Civ Lit), FCIArb, of the Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia Bars

Learn more about Ben Hanuka - Your Program Director and Lead Instructor

Learn More About Ben Hanuka

Ben Hanuka
JD, LLM, CS (Civ Lit), FCIArb, of the Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia Bars

Highlights:

  • JD, LLM (Osgoode '96, '15), C.S. in Civ Lit (LSO), Fellow of CIArb
  • Member of the Bars of Ontario ('98), Alberta (‘24), and British Columbia ('17)
  • Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario), Ben Hanuka PC (Alberta), and Law Works LC (British Columbia)
  • Acted as counsel in many leading franchise court decisions in Ontario over the past twenty-five years, including appellate decisions.
  • Provided expert opinions in and outside Ontario
  • Presented at and chaired numerous franchise and civil litigation CPD programs for over 20 years
  • Chair of OBA Professional Development (2005-2006) - overseeing all PD programs
  • Chair of Civil Litigation Section, OBA (2004-2005)

Notable Cases:

Mendoza v. Active Tire & Auto Inc., 2017 ONCA 471

1159607 Ontario v. Country Style Food Services, 2012 ONSC 881 (SCJ)

1518628 Ontario Inc. v. Tutor Time Learning Centres LLC (2006), 150 A.C.W.S. (3d) 93 (SCJ, Commercial List)

Bekah v. Three for One Pizza (2003), 67 O.R. (3d) 305, [2003] O.J. No. 4002 (SCJ)