Gowling WLG is Connecting Hamilton to a World of Opportunity

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In Hamilton and around the world, Gowling WLG is committed to redefining the role a law firm can play in its clients’ success

Around the world, technology is rapidly advancing, competition has become more fierce, and the ability to be agile is imperative

That’s why Gowling WLG, the only international law firm in Hamilton, supported by Ontario’s largest legal complement with offices in Waterloo, Toronto and Ottawa, is committed to supporting local efforts related to innovation, economic development, and community building – and we’re already making great strides.

“We want to add a layer of value for the city, so that we can be presented not only as a law firm, but as a partner in helping businesses achieve success in Canada,” says Travis Evens, an associate in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office.

“We are working to unlock Hamilton’s potential by acting as an economic accelerator and a global connector,” Evens adds.

Gowling WLG’s top-ranked professionals, expansive client roster, and connections across virtually every industry allow the firm to create new links between global investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Locally, the firm has forged groundbreaking partnerships with key public institutions – the City of Hamilton, McMaster University, McMaster Innovation Park and Mohawk College, to name a few – to help boost Hamilton’s local economy and global competitiveness while more effectively serving its clients in facilitating greater connection to government and research.

“We have a new way of working with our investment partners, and see this as a good way to improve foreign direct investment and commercialization opportunities in Hamilton,” offers Glen Norton, the director of Hamilton Economic Development at the City of Hamilton.

At Gowling WLG, we believe a collaborative approach to city-building will forge new pathways between local possibilities and global opportunities, and bridge gaps between public and private institutional resources. Building on this philosophy, our firm is eager to be more, do more, and impact more in our community.

As the city undergoes a major commercial renaissance, we are always seeking new ways to drive growth and redefine what’s possible. We are aligned with our clients and partners on the challenges we all face. We want to break down traditional barriers by doing things differently. We want to work in collaboration instead of isolation. Above all, we want to go beyond simply providing world-class legal services by seeking to provide greater value in actively helping our clients and community to thrive.

“The vision that motivates us is that a law firm can do more than simply provide great counsel,” says Louis Frapporti, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office. “A law firm can help support a community and its clients by bringing them together.”

Discover what we’re doing in Hamilton: GowlingWLG.com/Hamilton