MONTREAL, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On February 1, 1952, H. Heward Stikeman and R. Fraser Elliott opened a small office on St-Jacques Street, in Montréal. Today the firm employs more than 480 lawyers within eight offices located in the major financial and business centers in Canada and around the world, and is one of the leaders in Canadian Commercial Law in Quebec, Canada and internationally.
What has not changed over the last 60 years however, is a belief in the values that Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott set for the firm in those early days. "What brings together the members of the great Stikeman Elliott family across Canada and even abroad is their spirit of adventure and entrepreneurship and their commitment to give the best of themselves" said Pierre Raymond, Chair of the firm. "The philosophy of the founders of the firm is still very relevant today and is an intricate part of the way we do business."
Stikeman Elliott ranked among the top employers in several Canadian surveys in the last few years. Recently, it was selected as one of Montréal's Top 30 Employers by The Gazette and was ranked among Canada's 50 Best Employers for the third consecutive year, according to a survey conducted by Aon Hewitt. "Stikeman Elliott always tries to create a stimulating work environment where employees will want to excel," says André Roy, Managing Partner of the Montréal office. "This year we decided to concentrate our efforts on the well-being of our members, whether it be financial stability or physical and psychological wellness, through conferences and presentations as well as activities such as the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. This event is a bicycle ride organized in each of the major Canadian cities and to which over 120 of our lawyers and employees across our Canadian offices will take part this year. The well-being of the members of our firm is one of our basic concerns and we believe that it has a great impact on our success as a business."
Also, through its GoingGreen program introduced several years ago, the firm was ranked among the "Green 30" - the 30 greenest businesses in Canada - and in 2009, through the support and enthusiasm of our firm members for this program and the implementation of strategies to reduce waste, the firm's Canadian offices were certified as being carbon neutral, making Stikeman Elliott the first national Canadian law firm to achieve this milestone.
About Stikeman Elliott LLP
With over 480 lawyers in Canada and abroad, Stikeman Elliott is recognized nationally and internationally for the sophistication of its business law practice. Stikeman Elliott maintains offices in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver, as well as London, New York and Sydney. It offers services to clients wherever their business takes them.
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