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|No. of offices||7|
|No. of attorneys||470 (2017)|
|Revenue||USD 300,815,000 (2017)|
|Founder||H. Heward Stikeman & Fraser Elliott|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Stikeman Elliott LLP is a Canadian business law firm founded in 1952 by H. Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott. 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. 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.
The firm is one of the Seven Sisters, a group of seven prominent Canadian law firms.
Notable lawyers and alumni
- Donald Bowman, subsequently chief justice of the Federal Tax Court of Canada
- Suzanne Côté, puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
- 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)
- Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environmental and Climate Change
- Dick Pound, former VP of the IOC and former President of the World Anti-Doping Agency
- John Robarts, former premier of Ontario
- John Sopinka, former puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
- John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada