Gowling Lafleur Henderson

Title: Gowling Lafleur Henderson
Category: Legal
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Added on: Jun 16, 2012
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP is a Canadian law firm with offices in the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and Canada. It is the 2nd largest full-service firm in the country. The main competitors of the firm are McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and others.

The origins of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP go back to the firm Henderson and McVeity, established in 1887 in Ottawa. The law firm grew in time, and its name underwent a number of permutations, with the three figures remaining dominant – Gordon and George Henderson and Gordon Gowling. The firm expanded its practice beyond Ottawa in the 1980s by establishing offices in Moscow, Kitchener, and Toronto. In the 90s, the firm undertook mergers with a number of law firms in Calgary, Hamilton, Vancouver, Kanata, and Toronto.

The lawyers of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP specialize in a number of areas of law, including financial regulatory law, business law, restructuring and insolvency, real estate and urban development, and others. In the area of franchise and distribution law, for example, the firm’s practitioners specialize in developing distribution networks and franchises. They represent suppliers, manufacturers, franchisors, importers, and distributors aiming at the expansion and development of businesses. In the area of entertainment law, the firm offers a comprehensive and tailored range of services to entertainment entities – from theatre, film, and music to video gaming and book publishing entities. The firm also specializes in labor and employment law, offering experienced representation and counsel regarding multiple aspects of workplace safety, labor relations, and employment law.

Gowling Lafleur Henderson also provides a comprehensive outsourcing and file management program to help debtors and mortgage providers. Mortgage enforcement services relate to eviction, writ of possession, notice of sale, foreclosure, judgment, and more. The firm offers legal advice to clients engaged in the construction sector, including services such as preparation of contract documentation, negotiation, alternate dispute resolution, defence and prosecution, and others. Crisis management is another field in which the firm specializes, focusing on identifying and preventing crises and investigating potential and ongoing issues as to defend and protect its clients.
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