Firm Profile

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Headquarters

Pacific Centre South, 25th Floor
700 West Georgia Street
P.O. Box 10026
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1B3
Canada
604-684-9151

Firm Details

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: Advising on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, cross-border transactions, corporate reorganizations, establishing joint ventures and partnerships, facilitating regulatory approvals, syndicated credit facility transactions, project financing and public/private partnership transactions, private equity investments, incentive and stock compensation plans, and general corporate matters.

Litigation:  Farris' experience includes trial and appellate advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, commercial transactions, securities litigation, labour relations, product liability, administrative and regulatory matters, class actions, bankruptcy and insolvency, aboriginal matters, internet and social media issues, and defamation and other media related law. Farris litigators appear regularly in all B.C. Courts, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

 

Employment and Labour: Acting for public and private-sector clients, our labour and employment lawyers advise on all labour relations and human resources issues, including essential services, collective agreements, collective bargaining, corporate downsizing, managing unions and strikes, and workplace policies (harassment and computer/internet use).

Taxation and Wealth Management: The Farris Tax team represents a broad range of domestic, international, and public and private clients, and works closely with the Farris Corporate and Securities teams to provide integrated tax efficient solutions. Our wealth management lawyers advise on business succession, estate planning, wealth preservation and charitable endeavours.


Recognition:

■ 42 Farris partners ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada.

Farris rated one of Vancouver’s leading corporate and litigation law firms for over a decade by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

■ Three Farris partners ranked in The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

10 Farris partners listed in the Lexpert Guides to Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers.

 22 Farris partners ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.



Languages:
English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Russian and Spanish.

 

Management

Jeffrey J. Kay, Q.C.
Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Corporate Law with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Defamation and Media Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Family Law with 3 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Kelowna in Corporate Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Defamation and Media Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Family Law with 3 lawyers

Contacts

Elizabeth J. Harrison, Q.C.
Corporate Commercial
604-661-9367
Mitchell H. Gropper, Q.C.
Corporate Commercial
604-661-9322
R. Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C.
Corporate Commercial
604-661-9307
A. Keith Mitchell, Q.C.
Employment, Labour & Human Rights
604-661-9337
Alan J. Hamilton, Q.C.
Employment, Labour & Human Rights
604-661-9320
Jeffrey J. Kay, Q.C.
Litigation
604-661-9321
Robert S. Anderson, Q.C.
Litigation
604-661-9372

Firm Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Energy Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Office Locations

Canada

Canada

British Columbia

British Columbia

Kelowna, BC

1631 Dickson Avenue, Suite 1800

Kelowna, BC V1Y 0B5

Canada

250-861-5332

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Vancouver, BC

Pacific Centre South, 25th Floor

700 West Georgia Street

P.O. Box 10026

Vancouver, BC V7Y 1B3

Canada

604-684-9151

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Victoria, BC

1005 Langley Street, Third Floor

Victoria, BC V8W 1V7

Canada

250-382-1100

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