Lang Michener has been a leader in Canada’s legal profession for more than 80 years. Our international firm has 200-plus dynamic professionals who provide effective, innovative solutions to Canadian and international clients. We have played a major role in shaping Canada’s economic and political institutions, and understand the competitive global needs of our country’s leading companies and industries. With commitments to excellence, service and value in all that we do, Lang Michener is dedicated to helping all of our clients achieve their business and personal goals.
A COMPREHENSIVE PRACTICE
Lang Michener assists clients in areas such as corporate and commercial, securities, litigation, insurance, lending services and real estate law, as well as highly-specialized advice on matters involving information technology, competition and marketing, international trade and business, and employment and labour law.We have a prominent intellectual property practice that for over 40 years has helped Canadian and multinational corporate clients protect and secure maximum advantage from their intellectual assets.Our lawyers have particular strength at guidance and advocacy in areas unique to law and government in Canada, including administrative law and tribunals, and Supreme Court advocacy.We also offer unsurpassed counsel on the issues unique to major Canadian industries, from forestry, mining and power generation to emerging companies in information technology and franchising.We will continue to be in the forefront as new issues in law emerge and new areas of economic activity develop, guiding the creation of legal precedent and expanding the services and skills necessary to meet our clients’ needs.
Lang Michener is a international law firm, serving our clients from offices based in three of Canada’s leading business and administrative centers, and Hong Kong. The lawyers of our Vancouver office are part of a local presence as old as the firm itself, and serve a broad range of western Canadian and international clients. Our Ottawa office, now entering its third decade, provides strategic advice that helps businesses deal with the federal government, its institutions (including the Supreme Court, through our nationally acclaimed practice), and the capital's booming hi-tech sector. The lawyers in our Toronto office respond quickly and effectively to any challenge, no matter how large. From our office in the country’s business and financial hub, we provide a complete range of services to Canadian and multinational corporations doing business across the country while maintaining close working relationships with highly qualified lawyers in the United States and throughout the world. Our Hong Kong office was opened in May 2009 to enhance the services offered to our growing Chinese client base and to advance our long-term commitment to the Chinese market
AN EFFICIENT APPROACH
We understand the economic pressures that our clients face in a highly competitive marketplace, and build long-term relationships through fair and equitable billing practices. Our lawyers strive for a cost-efficient approach that benefits us by benefiting our clients. We will not begin a new client engagement without full consultation on the likely cost, and provide ongoing information about the expenses we incur. Where project parameters are clearly defined, we will provide cost estimates and will negotiate fees for standard services. Moreover, we always strive to give our clients additional service beyond the fees we charge, by providing in-house training, regular notice of the latest public policy developments, and seminars and newsletters on current legal news. When other law firms may seem focused on maximizing billable hours, we earn our clients’ trust by offering real value as partners and counselors.
Professional Associations & Memberships
A GLOBAL REACH
Lang Michener has the capability to assist clients anywhere in the world. We are members of TerraLex, one of the largest global networks of independent law firms. TerraLex encompasses more than 156 firms and 15,000 attorneys in over 100 countries. With such resources, TerraLex member firms can obtain quick access to lawyers with the right expertise and depth of jurisdictional knowledge to meet client needs.
AN INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE
We are also a member of International Practice Group, a multinational network of independent firms created to meet clients' needs for legal, taxation and accountancy services, primarily in Europe. Member firms are united by a mutual belief in responsive, high-quality, partner-led and cost-effective advice to help resolve issues that cross national borders.
Lang Michener was proud to play host to the 2005 Fall IPG International Practice Group Conference held in Toronto.