In 1911, John Arthur Clark and Alexander Wilson each began to practice law in Vancouver. The two boyhood friends amalgamated their practices in 1952. Today, with over 80 lawyers and 140 staff, Clark Wilson LLP has become one of the province’s pre-eminent law firms.
Your Partner in Business
We provide effective and practical legal advice on a comprehensive range of business issues, including commercial transactions, corporate finance and securities, real estate, infrastructure procurement and construction, insurance and risk management, labour and employment, immigration, natural resources and energy. Our technology and intellectual property group advises on patents, trademarks, licensing and related issues. Our tax lawyers can advise on the structuring of transactions and business ownership to minimize taxation. And our strong litigation and dispute resolution team provides support in the courtroom or by way of alternative dispute resolution when required.
Our commercial clients include entrepreneurs and multinational corporations, family-owned enterprises, publicly traded companies and institutions. They operate in a range of industries spanning real estate development, technology, transportation, hospitality and tourism, health care, education, financial services, construction, natural resources, manufacturing and retail.
In addition to our commercial law capabilities, we also provide a range of private client services for clients requiring tax and estate planning or family law counsel.
Active in our Communities
Clark Wilson is committed to serving a responsible role in the communities in which we work and live. We participate in and support many social, environmental and cultural programs, and we are also active in numerous professional organizations. In addition, our firm has developed a Green Program to ensure that our operations, decisions and activities are undertaken in an environmentally responsible manner.
Connected on a Global Scale
For the increasing number of clients requiring legal counsel for their inter-provincial and cross-border securities and other commercial matters, several lawyers at Clark Wilson have been admitted to practice law in various jurisdictions in the United States as well as Alberta and Ontario.
In addition, as a strong, independent firm, we have worked and developed excellent relationships with law firms in major commercial centres around the globe. When our clients require assistance in other jurisdictions, they can be confident that we will refer them to firms well-suited to their needs.