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.

 

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Corporate Law with 10 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Kelowna with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Kelowna in Corporate Law with 2 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
Sandy N. Sheinin, C.A.*
Taxation
604-661-1709

Attorneys

Michael S. Allen
Lawyer of the Year:
Project Finance Law (2017)
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Project Finance Law, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
Robert S. Anderson , Q.C.
Lawyer of the Year:
Defamation and Media Law (2017)
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Defamation and Media Law
Joseph J. Arvay , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Aboriginal Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Administrative and Public Law
Brian R. Canfield
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Stephanie J. Daniels
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Scott A. Dawson
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Defamation and Media Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Sally Dennis
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
R. Hector MacKay-Dunn , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Technology Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Biotechnology Law, Securities Law
Mitchell H. Gropper , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
David E. Gruber
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Alan J. Hamilton , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Labour and Employment Law
Elizabeth J. Harrison , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
James P. Hatton , Q.C.
Lawyer of the Year:
Biotechnology Law (2017)
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Biotechnology Law, Intellectual Property Law
Ludmila B. Herbst , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Sean Hern
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Albert J. Hudec
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law, Mining Law
Jeffrey J. Kay , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Family Law
Robert B. Kennedy , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Personal Injury Litigation, Sports Law
Michael H. Korbin
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Labour and Employment Law, Education Law
Anna Laing
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates, Family Law
Ross Langford
Location:
Kelowna, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Gordon A. Love
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law
Emma A. McArthur
Location:
Victoria, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates
Robert J. McDonell
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Product Liability Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Maria K. McKenzie
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Project Finance Law
A. Keith Mitchell , Q.C.
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Labour and Employment Law, International Trade and Finance Law
Rebecca M. Morse
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Ronald G. Murray
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities Law, Mining Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Denise C. Nawata
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Bradley A. Newby
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance Practice
Dean A. O'Leary
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Energy Law
Peter F. Parsons
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Labour and Employment Law
Karen Shirley-Paterson
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Family Law
Dominic A. Petraroia , Q.C.
Location:
Kelowna, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Donald L. Richards
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Labour and Employment Law
Paul S. Richardson
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Commercial Leasing Law
Peter M. Roth
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate Law
Bo Rothstein
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Banking and Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
David J. Selley
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Securities Law
Michael Wagner
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia
Recognized For:
Corporate and Commercial Litigation

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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