Founded in 1903, McMillan provides a full range of business legal services and definitive advice to corporate and financial services clients in Canada, the US, and abroad. Our core practice areas of mergers & acquisitions, financial services, corporate restructuring & insolvency, and competition/antitrust are fully supported by our experts in tax, litigation, real estate, labour & employment, public policy, and other specialized practice areas. Our extensive cross-Canada and cross-border experience has earned us global recognition in several key areas of practice.
McMillan lawyers are recognized as leaders in Canadian and international professional directories including Lexpert, Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Global Counsel 3000, International Financial Law Review 1000, Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, Global Competition Review and Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Top 500 Lawyers in Canada.
Our industry-focused teams follow industry developments and participate in industry associations and events, enabling us to deliver sound practical legal advice informed by knowledge of our clients and their industries. By way of example, we have teams concentrating on the energy, mining, media and entertainment, automotive, health care and transportation sectors.
National and International Networks
Our ability to deliver high quality and timely services to our clients and handle national and multijurisdictional transactions is enhanced by an extensive network of national and international relationships that includes law firms in all provinces of Canada and major commercial and government centres outside Canada.
Knowledge Management and Use of Innovative Technology
In a service business where knowledge and experience are crucial, we have been proactive in implementing systems and technology that capture and foster the sharing of knowledge and experience among firm members. Continuing our tradition of innovation in law firm technology, we recently became the first Canadian firm to introduce wireless technology in our Toronto offices.
Practical Cost-Effective Legal Solutions
We listen carefully to our clients to understand their particular needs and circumstances. We then develop legal teams best suited to meet those needs and circumstances. We do not over-lawyer. Our experience demonstrates that knowing a client’s business and objectives and using a team approach, with appropriate delegation and supervision, allows us to deliver excellent cost-effective results.
Value-Added Client Initiatives
We offer our clients seminars on recent legal developments, timely news bulletins and other sources of up-to-date information regarding developments that may impact their businesses. Our clients are also invited to join in our well-developed continuing education and training programs, including our annual “Binch Camp”.
We are proud of our firm and its history of service to clients, community and the legal profession. We are committed to our well-defined firm values of respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence that steer the firm to sustained quality and excellence while fostering a positive work environment.