Why Stikeman Elliott?

Join a firm where the culture of excellence is ingrained

In a city where lawyers have their choice of prestigious firms, we are grateful for the number of leading practitioners who have chosen to make their careers at Stikeman Elliott. 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. As such, 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 business matters. 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 to develop true advisory relationships.

Take a seat at the table

Stikeman Elliott teams tend to be smaller than those of other firms. Our partners and associates work together so that all members contribute their best ideas and recommendations. You will have a voice in discussions and make a tangible contribution to the outcome of files.

This 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 responsibility for managing matters and client relationships earlier than their peers at other firms.

Enjoy working on stimulating engagements

Calgary is the hub of Canada’s oil and gas industry, and Stikeman Elliott is right in the middle of it. Our firm has played a role in many of the high-profile deals and transactions that have shaped the energy industry, from multinational acquisitions to company-defining resource developments. 

It’s true that our office is smaller than some other Calgary law firms, but we punch well above our weight when it comes to attracting a significant share of this city’s high profile deals, cross-border transactions and litigation files. While our office’s natural focus is on the global oil and gas industry, we are also widely recognized for our full complement of business law practices, including capital markets, securities, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, banking & finance, tax, 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 firm to open offices in London, New York and Australia. 

We are actively involved in transactions that flow through the Alberta-Texas economic corridor and also have extensive ties to clients in Europe, South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. This grassroots experience with international clients means that Calgary lawyers are regularly involved in matters that originate outside of Canada.