About the Firm

When Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott first opened the firm’s doors in 1952, they were united in their pledge to do things differently to help clients meet their business objectives.

In fact, they made it their mission to deliver only the highest quality counsel as well as the most efficient and innovative services in order to steadily advance client goals.

Stikeman Elliott’s leadership, prominence and recognition have continued to grow both in Canada and around the globe. However, we have remained true to our core values.

These values are what guide us every day and they include:

  • Partnering with clients – mutual goals ensure mutual success.
  • Finding original solutions where others can’t – but they must also be grounded in business realities.
  • Providing clients with a deep bench of legal expertise – for clear, proactive counsel.
  • Remaining passionate about what we do – we relish the process and the performance that results from teamwork.

A commitment to the pursuit of excellence – today, tomorrow and in the decades to come – is what distinguishes Stikeman Elliott when it comes to forging a workable path through complex issues. Our duty and dedication never waver.

This is what makes Stikeman Elliott the firm the world comes to when it counts the most.

“Stikeman Elliott exists to express the best that is in us in the service of others.”
- Heward Stikeman