Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP ("Farris") is a leading Canadian law firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria, British Columbia. The full-service firm represents some of the largest public and private institutions and corporations in the province, and has the proven capacity and experience to carry out complex and multi-dimensional legal projects.
Corporate and Commercial: Farris’ lawyers work with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to international organizations, and advise on the following areas: cross-border transactions; equity and debt financings; general corporate matters; incentive and stock compensation plans; joint ventures; mergers and acquisitions; partnerships; private equity investments; project financing; public and private partnerships; regulatory approvals; reorganizations; and syndicated credit facility transactions.
Employment: Acting for public and private sector clients, the firm’s labor and employment lawyers advise on all labor relations and human resources issues, including: collective agreements; collective bargaining; corporate downsizing; essential services; managing unions and strikes; and workplace policies (harassment and computer/internet use).
Litigation: Farris litigators appear regularly in all British Columbia Courts, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada in areas regarding: alternative dispute resolution; bankruptcy and insolvency; class actions; commercial transactions; defamation and other tort law; product liability; and trial and appellate advocacy.
Tax: Implementing innovative and value added tax approaches tailored to clients’ needs, the Farris tax team represents a broad range of domestic, international, public and private clients and works closely with the Farris corporate and securities teams to provide integrated, tax-efficient solutions.
■ Farris rated one of Vancouver’s leading corporate and litigation law firms for nearly a decade by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
■ Six Farris partners listed in Guide to Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers.
■ 15 percent of Farris partners ranked in Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
■ 30 percent of Farris partners ranked in Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada.
■ 40 percent of Farris partners ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada.
Languages: English, French, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, Norwegian and Punjabi.