Stikeman Elliott

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Stikeman Elliott LLP
No. of offices7
No. of attorneys470 (2017)[1]
RevenueUSD 300,815,000 (2017)[1]
Date founded1952
FounderH. Heward Stikeman & Fraser Elliott
Company typeLimited liability partnership

Stikeman Elliott LLP is a Canadian business law firm founded in 1952 by H. Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott.[2] The firm has offices located in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London and Sydney.


Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott established a tax boutique firm in Montreal in 1952. The firm expanded throughout the ensuing years, eventually becoming a full-service business law firm. Stikeman Elliott has never merged with another firm, one of the few Bay Street firms to not do so.[2] When it expanded to Toronto in 1970, two new partners were added, Donald Bowman and John Robarts, and the Toronto office became Stikeman, Elliott, Robarts and Bowman.

One of the first national firms to maintain an office in Quebec, along with McCarthy Tetreault, Stikeman Elliott is widely considered one of the best firms in Quebec. Chambers, a third-party peer reviewer, ranks significantly more partners in its Quebec rankings than it does in its Ontario rankings. The top (Band 1) commercial lawyers in Quebec are all Stikeman Elliott partners.[3]

The firm is one of the Seven Sisters, a group of seven prominent Canadian law firms.

Notable lawyers and alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Global 200 Ranked by Revenue". The American Lawyer.
  2. ^ a b Pound, Richard W. (10 September 2002). "Stikeman Elliott: The First Fifty Years". MQUP.
  3. ^ "Stikeman Elliott (Chambers Rankings".