Why Stikeman Elliott

This is where you belong

Join a firm where the culture of excellence is ingrained

Our people are fiercely proud to be members of Stikeman Elliott’s founding office. We are deeply 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 highly ranked by third party surveys, and are well respected within the Canadian and international legal and business communities. Stikeman Elliott is regularly ranked #1 in league tables, and in the top tiers of international legal surveys.

Clients trust us to advise them on their most critical business matters including headline-generating deals and precedent-setting cases. We are closely aligned with our clients’ objectives and relish the challenge of providing focused and innovative solutions to their legal issues. This is an opportunity to go beyond the usual standards of timeliness, efficiency and expertise and develop trusted advisory relationships, with a view of anticipating client needs.

Take a seat at the table

Stikeman Elliott client teams are focused and nimble. Partners and associates work together in non-hierarchical teams where all members contribute their best ideas and recommendations. You will have a voice in discussions and will make a tangible contribution to the outcome of files.

Our collaborative approach enhances communication among colleagues and generates a greater depth of understanding within the entire team. Associates are empowered to play an active role on files and in fact, often take on significant responsibility for managing matters and client relationships early in their careers.

Enjoy working on stimulating mandates

Our Montréal office is home to a comprehensive roster of practice groups including Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Securities, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Tax and Employment & Labour. Our expertise is focused on a number of areas, including cross-border transactional work, corporate restructuring and insolvency, infrastructure and energy, structured finance, and international tax and commodity transactions. We work on cutting-edge deals, litigate precedent-setting cases and advise leading corporations on their strategic business matters.

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 from the ground up, and we were the first Canadian firm to open offices in London, New York and Australia. As Canada’s leading firm for international business, we are always handling a variety of interesting international matters, including high-profile cross-border and multinational deals.

Our deep understanding of civil law, especially in the context of commercial transactions, means that we are often called upon to advise clients with operations in Quebec or in other jurisdictions with codified civil law-based legal systems, such as Central and Eastern Europe and South America. We also have extensive ties to clients in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. This grassroots experience with international clients means that Stikeman Elliott associates are routinely involved in matters that originate outside of Canada.

We regularly offer associates the opportunity to work at our New York or London offices to develop relationships with their colleagues abroad, widen their expertise and enrich their work experience.