One Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Z5, Canada
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Hamilton is the centre of Canada's most industrialized region. Historically a leading producer of high-quality steel, the city's economy has evolved to include dynamic education and health care sectors, as well as a thriving manufacturing industry that produces electrical equipment, automotive parts, processed food, machinery, chemicals, medical supplies and clothing.

Gowling WLG was the first national Canadian law firm to locate in the Hamilton region. It has since established itself not only as one of the city's leading provider of legal solutions, but also as a major driver of economic activity and innovation.

Harnessing our broad industry expertise, global platform, and forward-thinking partnerships with key local stakeholders, we go beyond the billable hour to ensure local businesses have the tools and resources needed to succeed at home and abroad.

How we help

Local expertise, global reach

Our local professionals live and breathe Hamilton, and are deeply attuned to the obstacles, opportunities and emerging developments surrounding its key sectors. As part of an international firm with 18 offices in nine countries, we complement this first-hand local knowledge with a unique global perspective and a professional network that spans continents. At home and across oceans, we have the insight and know-how to help you grow.

Unlocking Hamilton's potential

Over the past years, we have forged strategic partnerships with the City of Hamilton, as well as with its major educational institutions, all with a view to unlocking the city's vast economic potential. These partnerships testify to our shared goal and commitment to helping Hamilton boost commercial activity, foster groundbreaking innovation and compete in the global marketplace. As the city continues to undergo a major commercial renaissance, we're always looking for new ways to drive change, make connections and discover what's possible.

Full-service offering

From complex commercial litigation and financial services matters, to sophisticated intellectual property and real estate transactions (and much more), we have you covered – no matter how challenging the task. With industry-recognized expertise across multiple practice areas, sectors and jurisdictions, we have the advice you need, when and where you need it.

Maximum value

At Gowling WLG, we have the right combination of experience and skill to quickly understand your legal issue – and we're committed to getting it right while protecting your interests. Our Hamilton-based professionals provide national, top-tier expertise at local rates to help you achieve your objectives and ensure you get maximum value for your legal spend.

Highlights in Hamilton

Areas of expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Debt & Recovery Services
  • Financial Institutions & Services
  • Corporate commercial
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Indigenous Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Real Estate & Commercial Leasing
  • Life Sciences
  • Tech
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Blockchain & Smart Contracts
  • Franchises
  • Class Actions​