Ben Hanuka
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

Entries by Ben Hanuka

It Shouldn't Be so Easy to Transfer Your Foreign Law Degree Back to Canada

(10) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 5:02 PM

If you think that all newly admitted Canadian lawyers had a comparable legal education or ‎legal qualifications, you are in for a surprise. ‎

Over the past decade or so, the landscape of new lawyers, at least in Ontario, has ‎dramatically changed. Today, based on at least anecdotal evidence, a...

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The Dangerous Mistake U.S. Retailers Make in Canada

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 8:56 AM

The rate of US retailers setting up shop in Canada has been intensifying as of late. Canadian consumers generally embrace American brands. Yet the road for U.S. retail chains expanding north of the border is not always rosy. If pursued too aggressively, it often turns rough, sometimes disastrous.


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Startup Franchise Brands: Inadequate Disclosure and Irrational Decisions

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 11:05 AM

Increasingly, individual Canadians commit their life savings to become franchisee owner/operators of franchised stores. On the franchisor side, a growing segment of the Canadian franchise industry is made up of risky startup brands. Startup franchisors, owners of these newly founded franchise brands, seem to spring up from the ground like...

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Congressional Study on Possible Syrian Responses Offers Gloomy Prediction

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 2:57 PM

In my first post of September 2, 2013, on the proposed Syrian military strike, I outlined the reasons why the Obama administration has apparently not fully considered its proposed military strike against Syria. At least so it appears in the way the administration has presented the issue to...

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Letter to the President From a Fellow Lawyer: Please Answer to Congress the Hard Questions That Cameron Couldn't

(20) Comments | Posted September 2, 2013 | 9:59 PM

Dear Mr. President,

I wish to offer to you the humble perspective of a concerned lawyer about your proposed targeted military action in Syria. Your professional career is, after all, rooted in the practice of law. While you are arguably one of the brightest intellectuals to...

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What Does Las Vegas Have in Common With Attorneys?

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 9:23 AM

1. Both are into gambling.

Las Vegas does it with casinos. Attorneys do it with court cases.

When cases to go court, they become a gamble. A crapshoot. If you have been involved in a civil court case that went to trial, you know it. People who should...

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The Irony of Seeking Justice for a Client

(17) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 11:58 AM

There is an irony in what a lawyer should really do to get the best results for his or her client.

We all know that lawyers should strive to seek justice, so to speak, for their clients. Even in disputes about contract, property, or money. Every client deserves to...

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