|Stikeman Elliott LLP|
|No. of offices||8|
|No. of attorneys||approx. 500|
|No. of employees||1300 (500 lawyers)|
|Major practice areas||Corporate Law|
|Key people||H. Heward Stikeman & Fraser Elliott|
|Date founded||1952 (Montreal)|
|Founder||H. Heward Stikeman & Fraser Elliott|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Stikeman Elliott LLP is a Canadian corporate law firm. It is known as one of the "seven sisters" in Toronto and has approximately 500 lawyers in five Canadian offices as well as offices in New York, London, and Sydney. It was founded in 1952 by H. Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott.
History of the firm
Stikeman Elliott's history as a law firm began in 1952, when Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott established a tax boutique firm in Montreal. The firm expanded throughout the ensuing years, eventually becoming one of the largest full-service business law firms in Canada. Notably, this growth has come exclusively through the hiring of new lawyers or laterals from other firms - Stikeman Elliott has never merged with another firm, one of the few Bay Street firms to not do so.
Notable lawyers and alumni
- David Brown, Judge of the Superior Court of Justice
- Allan Gotlieb, Canadian ambassador to the United States from 1981 to 1989
- Donald Johnston, former federal cabinet minister and served as Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 1996 to 2006
- Antonio Lamer, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; Senior Counsel (2000-2007)
- Dick Pound, former VP of the IOC and former President of the World Anti-Doping Agency and author of Stikeman Elliott: the first fifty years (McGill-Queen's Press, 2002)
- John Sopinka, Former puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
- John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada
Stikeman Elliott runs several training and career programs. Some of them are student programs in summer, articleships, and many others at various offices in Canada.