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 startups 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.
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.
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.
• Twenty-two Farris partners ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
• Three Farris partners ranked in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
• Ten Farris partners listed in Lexpert Guides to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Lawyers
• Ten partners in ten years listed as Lexpert “Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40”
Languages English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Russian and Spanish.
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Suite 2500, 700 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1B3