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Ben Hanuka

Corporate/Franchise Trial Lawyer, Law Works P.C.

Ben Hanuka, J.D. (Osgoode), LL.M. Candidate (Osgoode), C.S., is a Vaughan (Ontario)-based trial and arbitration lawyer. His practice is focused on resolving commercial and franchise disputes.‎ He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada (the regulatory body of the legal profession in Ontario) as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. He is a Candidate Bencher in the April 2015 bencher election of the ‎Law Society of Upper Canada.‎ He may be reached at

The Dangerous Mistake U.S. Retailers Make in Canada

More than a mere few US retailers assume that expanding into Canada, because of its relatively small population (the population of California alone, at about 38 million, is larger than Canada's roughly 35 million), is akin to expanding into just another state. Making this assumption -- blindsided by the admittedly vast similarities across all walks of life -- is downright dangerous.
03/05/2014 05:10 EST

Startup Franchise Brands: Inadequate Disclosure and Irrational Decisions

All Canadians have a stake in reducing franchisees' drastic losses in startup brands. Franchising is an integral part of Canada's economy, particularly the retail sector. Canadian franchisee investors and consumers are drawn to franchise brands based on their potential to offer proven business systems, consistency and recognized goodwill.
01/22/2014 12:05 EST