One of BC’s most prominent business and real estate development law firms

Many of British Columbia's foremost lawyers in real estate, litigation and corporate/commercial law call Stikeman Elliott home. Clients rely on the firm to advise them on the city’s top real estate deals, corporate transactions and complex commercial litigation files. The Vancouver office also acts as the firm’s Canadian gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. The team is well versed in advising on corporate and real estate transactions involving foreign investment that crosses borders and cultures.

Deep ties to the local business community

The Vancouver office opened in 1988 to support our role as lead counsel for the development of Concord Pacific Place, one of the most significant privately initiated urban brownfield development projects in the world. Today, we act for four of the top five real estate developers in Vancouver. Stikeman Elliott is equally proud of the important role we play in British Columbia’s resources industry, including acting on such milestone transactions as the sale of MacMillan Bloedel to Weyerhaeuser, Westcoast Energy to Duke Energy and Terasen to Kinder Morgan.

As Vancouver’s economy evolves, the firm has grown and diversified to ensure that clients receive the services they need most. For example, Stikeman Elliott plays an important role in the city’s vibrant tech sector, working with both emerging and mature companies as well as private equity and venture capital investors.

Providing a full suite of business law services

Clients bring us their most complex matters when it counts the most and the stakes are high, because they know we will work to find creative and innovative solutions and provide bespoke recommendations. As such, clients can leverage a comprehensive roster of business law services, including:

  • Capital markets and securities
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Corporate governance
  • Banking and finance
  • Real estate
  • Municipal law
  • Aboriginal law
  • Environmental law
  • Public-private partnerships (PPP)
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Commercial litigation

Lawyers in our Vancouver office also engage on national and international transactions, sharing their expertise seamlessly with other Stikeman Elliott offices, as required.

Engaged as community citizens

Stikeman Elliott firmly believes that individual passion drives collective success. We exist to express the best that is in us in the service of others.

That sense of community involvement is deeply embedded in the firm’s culture, and we support all Vancouver office members who volunteer their time for a worthy cause. Stikeman Elliott lawyers sit on boards of important social institutions, including the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, The Breakfast Club of Canada and the Provincial Health Services Authority, and many have taken leadership roles at cultural institutions such as the Vancouver Art Gallery and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Recent work
  • Vail Resorts, Inc. in its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc.
  • Concord Pacific Group of Companies in connection with their C$10B waterfront development in downtown Vancouver.
  • Angiotech Pharmaceuticals in its sale to an investment syndicate led by Vivo Capital LLC and ZQ Capital Limited.
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