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How to Handle Shareholder Disputes: Common Causes and Outcomes

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 finances and payments, or accusations of conflicts of interest among directors. These types of disputes can happen between majority and minority shareholders but they can also happen between...
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Ending Your Agreement with a Franchisee

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley The success of your franchise business model as a franchisor often depends on how your franchisee operates the franchised business...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

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A Franchisor’s Comprehensive Guide to Updating an FDD

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley Your Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is a living document. Once in place, it needs periodic review, update, and customization for...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

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Poor Drafting Can Void Commercial Non-Competition Restrictions

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley In my practice, I often advise business owners about the enforceability of non-compete restrictions in commercial agreements. A non-competition restriction...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)

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When Do Franchisors Buy Back the Assets of Terminated Franchisees?

By: Ben Hanuka Edited by: Rebecca Colley  Buying back the assets of a terminated franchisee is an important mechanism under many franchise agreements. There are two main...

Ben Hanuka Principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia)