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About Hamilton


One Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Z5, Canada
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With a population of over 600,000, Hamilton is Ontario's fifth largest city, and one of the most economically active regions in the province. A major transportation hub and home to the largest port in Ontario, Hamilton has evolved in recent years from a largely industrial city to one experiencing major growth across a number of future-focused sectors, including advanced manufacturing, health sciences, nuclear medicine, biotech and transportation.

As one of the city's top business law firm, Gowling WLG works closely with organizations, both locally and globally, to help them seize opportunities and overcome hurdles on the road to success. Led by managing partner Pam Vermeersch, our diverse and highly experienced team provides insightful advice, valuable counsel and trusted representation across a variety of key industries – all underpinned by a tailored legal service experience built around our clients' unique needs, challenges and aspirations.

Hamilton Management Committee Contacts


Pam Vermeersch
Office Managing Partner
Susan Tandan
Intellectual Property
Scott Beattie
Sacha Babic
Business Law

Community Partnerships

We believe that collaboration is an important part of being a good neighbour. That's why we love to team up with other like-minded organizations to help make our city a great place to live, work and play.

Learn more about our local partners and Hamilton-focused initiatives:

Community Impact

Gowling WLG Hamilton is proud to support many not-for-profit and charitable organizations in our community. Through donations, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and other positive action, Gowling WLG staff and lawyer have contributed to a range of community-based and city-wide efforts supporting local and national causes.

Here are some of the causes we've supported:

  • • Mark Preece Family House
  • • Hamilton Challenger Baseball Association 
  • • YMCA Santa's Chill Zone
  • • Food4Kids
  • • St. Paul's Church
  • • United Way
  • • Neighbour2Neighbour Toy Drive
  • • RBC Race for the Kids
  • • Lawyers Feed the Hungry: Law Society Foundation
  • • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • • Hamilton SPCA
  • • Children's Aid Foundation
  • • Dr. Bob Kemp Centre for Hospice Palliative Care
  • • Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA)
  • • Hamilton Food Bank
  • • Hamilton Health Sciences - Hearts for Kids
  • • HSFF Showcase of HeARTS
  • • Hamilton in Bloom Program
  • • The Good Shepherd - Women's Shelter

We're committed to Hamilton with our forward-thinking partnerships with public institutions,

all with a view to unlocking our city's vast economic potential.

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McMaster UniversityMcMaster Innovation ParkMcMaster University Industry Liaison Office


In tune with your world.

Aligned with your opportunity.

Ambitious for your success.