Why Stikeman Elliott

Stikeman Elliott Toronto: where you belong

Experience a culture of excellence

We are committed to delivering remarkable client service, and have set the highest professional standards for ourselves as legal advisors to Canadian and international businesses.

Stikeman Elliott lawyers are recognized and highly respected within the Canadian and international legal and business communities. We are regularly ranked #1 in corporate league tables, and in the top tiers of international legal surveys.

Clients trust us to advise them on their most critical legal and business matters, including headline-generating deals and precedent-setting cases. We are aligned with our clients’ objectives and relish the challenge of providing focused and innovative solutions to their legal issues.

Take a seat at the table

Partners and associates work closely together in non-hierarchical teams where all members contribute their best ideas and recommendations. You will have a voice in discussions and we will look to you to make meaningful contributions to the outcome of files.

Our approach enhances communication among colleagues and generates a greater depth of understanding within the entire team. Associates play an active role on files and are often responsible for managing client matters.

An active secondment program in the Toronto office encourages all associates to gain valuable insights into our clients’ businesses through placements at our clients’ offices, regulators and international law firms.

Enjoy working on stimulating engagements

As one of Canada’s pre-eminent business law firms, we handle a significant share of the country’s high-profile transactions, cross-border deals and litigation cases.

Stikeman Elliott lawyers have the option to work in an extensive range of practice areas, including Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Tax, Restructuring & Insolvency, Competition & Foreign Investment, Employment & Labour, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution.

Take pride in our reputation as the ‘go to’ Canadian firm for international business

Stikeman Elliott’s vision has been international since the firm’s earliest days. In fact, we opened our first international office (London, 1969) before we opened our second Canadian office (Toronto, 1971). Furthermore, we built this international presence ourselves, not by merging with a global firm or scooping up smaller regional players. Stikeman Elliott was the first Canadian law firm to open offices in London, New York and Australia. We also have extensive ties to clients in Europe, South America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

As Canada’s leading firm for international business, we regularly handle a variety of interesting international matters, including high-profile cross-border and multinational deals. This grassroots experience with international clients means that Stikeman Elliott associates are regularly involved in matters that originate outside of Canada.