Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Member firm for Canada, British Columbia

Firm Overview

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.

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.

Recognition

• Farris rated one of Vancouver’s leading corporate and litigation law firms for over a decade by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
• Five Farris partners listed in Guide to Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers.
• Four Farris partners ranked in Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
• 16 Farris partners ranked in Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada.
• 26 Farris partners ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada.

Languages English, French, German, Chinese Mandarin, Punjabi, Japanese, Italian, Norwegian and Korean.

Other Offices

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Suite 800, 1708 Dolphin Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 9S4
Canada
Tel. 1.250.861.5332
Fax 1.250.861.8772

Dominic A. Petraroia
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Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Suite 1100, 1175 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2E1
Canada
Tel. 1.250.382.1100
Fax 1.250.405.1984

Sean Hern
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