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Helping Hamilton get back to business

Amid the global pandemic, businesses in our community are relying on solid legal advice to help them feel confident in rising to the challenges that face them.

Gowling WLG remains fully available to assist you in finding the right expertise that will take your business from recovery to revival. Connect with one of our legal professionals to learn how we can help you navigate the impacts of COVID-19 and prepare to get back to business as circumstances evolve.

We also invite you to access our online COVID-19 resource centre for up-to-date insights and resources from our team of professionals.

Gowling WLG Hamilton's 2021 Community Report

In recent years, our office has seen significant growth, placed a strong focus on community engagement, forged relationships with Hamilton's key institutions, and received recognition from the legal and broader business communities.

Building on the transformational change inspired by a mission to put clients and community first, we are pleased to share our 2021 Community Report.

Our 2021 Community Report reflects on our office's efforts to redefine the role a law firm can play in accelerating growth and innovation, and recognizes the many people who contribute to our groundbreaking efforts in making the success of our community a key priority for the firm.

Hamilton Management Committee Contacts


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

Moving to the Heart of Innovation

At Gowling WLG, we want to unlock Hamilton's potential by acting as an economic accelerator and a global connector. Our firm continues to play a growing role in the region's innovation ecosystem as the research, technology and manufacturing sectors thrive at home and abroad.

In keeping with that mission, Gowling WLG Hamilton will soon call McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) our home. This move will strengthen our ability to enhance strategic partnerships by staying close to those who are driving progress - the researchers, the engineers, the designers.

By becoming part of Hamilton's growing hub of innovation - where people live, work and create - we can spark positive social impact by actively supporting city-building and economic development as we forge new pathways between local possibilities and global opportunities.

Learn more about the project »

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:

  • • 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
  • • 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

Supporting Hamilton's 2030 Commonwealth Games Bid

To celebrate Hamilton's historic role as host of the first Commonwealth Games in 1930, Hamilton100 wants to bring home the Games – a hundred years later.

The 2030 Commonwealth Games present an unprecedented opportunity to embark on a decade-long community-building project that will focus on prosperity, sustainability and inclusivity. These values are deeply embedded in the visions of both Hamilton100 and Gowling WLG.

Gowling WLG Hamilton is proud to support this significant bid.

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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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In tune with your world.

Aligned with your opportunity.

Ambitious for your success.