Lawson Lundell LLP

Legal Services | Northwest Territories, Canada
tel: +1 867 669 5500 | fax: +1 867 920 2206
200, 4915 - 48 Street | P.O. Box 818 | Yellowknife | Northwest Territories | X1A 2N6 | Canada

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories | Calgary, Alberta | Vancouver, British Columbia


Lawson Lundell LLP is a leading full service business law firm, based in Western and Northern Canada, with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. We have a substantial footprint in the historic resource and other business sectors in Canada, coupled with a reach well beyond these areas. Many of our clients have head offices outside Canada and range from national and international corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups.

We do top level transactional and project development work and our breadth of specialty areas enables us to provide a full range of services to domestic and international businesses. Our lawyers are recognized as leaders in their areas of practice which includes corporate-commercial law with recognized specialties in mining, energy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, banking, pension, real estate and tax. We are equally strong in regulatory matters and commercial litigation, with recognized specialties in indigenous, environmental, energy, labour and employment, and insolvency.

The philosophy that guides the provision of our legal services has been developed through decades of working with our clients and learning about their priorities, needs and preferences. We are dedicated to continually improving our service as our knowledge of clients and their needs grows and changes. We are committed to providing exceptional service in a timely manner.

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Cecilia Barnes' dedication to helping entrepreneurs brought her to Lawson Lundell's tech group

Canadian Lawyer By Tim Wilbur Cecilia Barnes knew from an early age she wanted to be in business. She entered law school so she could work with entrepreneurs and business executives. When Barnes looked for opportunities after graduating, she focused on working in-house. “I thought, I've taken all of these courses in business and trademark and copyright. So, any company is going to be so excited to have me. So, Barnes started cold-calling businesses instead of participating in on-campus interviews with law firms...

More Legislated Changes for Federally Regulated Employers

Important new legislative changes impacting federally regulated employers will come into effect in 2021: the Pay Equity Act and a minimum wage requirement. Details on both these measures and how that will affect employers are examined below.  Pay Equity Act The federal Pay Equity Act comes into effect on August 31, 2021. The Act applies to federally regulated employers who have 10 or more employees. Federally regulated employers fall under the Canada Labour Code and include organizations such as airlines, banks, telecommunication, marine shipping, and interprovincial travel...

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Lawson Lundell LLP welcomes Michael Wolpert to our Pension and Employee Benefits Team in our Calgary office

We are pleased to welcome Michael Wolpert to our Calgary office. Michael’s expertise lies in the areas of Pension, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. He provides clients with insight and practical counsel about legal and regulatory issues, both provincial and federal, surrounding retirement plans, employment benefits, executive compensation and other related human resource issues. Michael’s addition to our team strengthens our ability to service our clients and to assist them in all aspects of pension and employee benefits law. Micahel can be reached at 403.218.7513 or [email protected] For more information on Michael visit: http://www.lawsonlundell...

National Post Ranks Lawson Lundell as Top 10 Canadian Law Firm

Lawson Lundell has been named by Chambers Global, an independent third party legal services guide, in eight practice categories: Aboriginal; Dispute Resolution in British Columbia; Employment and Labour; Energy; Environmental; Mining; Pensions and Benefits; and Real Estate. Being named to any one practice category is an honour, being named to eight is a real accomplishment. The National Post measured the Chambers Global rankings against the aggregate number of lawyers in firms to determine relative bench strength. On that basis, Lawson Lundell, despite being significantly smaller than other firms on the rankings list, is listed in the top 10 of all Canadian firms...

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Labour & Employment Law Blog

Lawson Lundell's Labour and Employment Law Blog provides updates on the most recent legal developments impacting the Canadian workplace and offers practical tips for employers. We cover a range of topics, including labour relations, employment law, collective bargaining, human rights, employment...

Privacy & Data Management Blog

This blog is authored by members of the Privacy & Data Management Department. We follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. We follow emerging issues, legal developments, and new technology as they impact privacy and data management. We will focus on how...

Project Law Blog

The Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog focuses on updating proponents on new and interesting issues emerging in the law and policy that applies to the development of major projects in Canada. The focus of the blog is on matters relating to environmental assessment and compliance, regulatory matters...

Real Estate Law Blog

Our Real Estate Law Blog provides brief commentary on current legal trends and developments affecting your business. The topics addressed in Lawson Lundell’s Real Estate Law Blog are of interest to commercial real estate developers, real estate and strata agents, investors, landlords and tenants,...

The Business Law Blog

This blog is authored by members of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. We intend to follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. The wide range of experience among the members of our litigation group will provide a diverse and insightful...