Northern communities are distinct from all other regions of Canada. Often facing the challenges of severe weather, a formidable landscape, and remote locations, the many businesses, institutions, and governments operating in the North need a team with boots-on-the-ground skills and experience.
With deep respect for the unique culture of the North, McLennan Ross is proud of our long-standing connection to the people and communities of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Our lawyers live and work in the North and have a thorough understanding of the complex challenges and opportunities found in this region.
We get the North.
We know things need to be done differently and tailored to suit the needs of our Northern clients. Our valued clients include municipalities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, territorial and First Nations Governments, local housing organizations, power corporations, health authorities and school boards. We assist businesses and organizations of all sizes, including sole proprietorships, large corporations and not-for-profit organizations.
For decades, we have provided legal and technical skills and exceptional service across a wide range of sectors, including municipal, energy, health, housing, environmental, mining, education, and insurance. We handle matters involving labour and employment law, administrative boards and tribunals, municipal law, corporate law, commercial tenancies, civil litigation, banking and insolvency, and wills and estates.
We also have extensive experience navigating the complex regulatory systems that are unique to the North. Our group of dedicated regulatory lawyers has been involved in some of the most significant energy and utilities-related transactions, hearings, and disputes in the North, both as individuals and as a team.
Helping our Northern clients succeed.
We are committed to providing our clients with local service they can count on. We offer the knowledge and skill of a local firm, with the breadth of service of a regional firm. As a tight-knit, full-service team, our lawyers can call upon any of our team members in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, or Nunavut.
McLennan Ross proudly opened its Yellowknife office in 1999 to specifically address the local needs of people living and doing business in Northern Canada. Since then, our Yellowknife office has grown to one of the largest private law firms in the North.
Working with us, our clients can expect hands-on and responsive service from experienced legal professionals, as well as some of the best support staff in the business. Our strategic use of paralegals, litigation support, e-discovery, and document imaging technology allows us to be streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective.
McLennan Ross LLP has been recognized as a leading firm in the area of General Business law for Northern Canada and the Arctic by Chambers Canada, with acknowledgment of our “impressive Yellowknife offering, backed by additional expertise in Edmonton and Calgary, and recognized for its commitment to the North.”
Contact us today for assistance with any matter. We’re always ready to help.
We provide services in a variety of areas of law, including:
- Commercial and construction litigation
- Contaminated sites
- Corporate and commercial securities
- Effluent and air emission issues
- Estates and trusts
- Human Rights
- Indigenous rights and consultation
- Insurance and risk management
- Labour and employment
- Natural resources
- Occupational health and safety
- Oil and gas
- Public utilities
- Real Estate
- Regulatory matters
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Supply chain management