Toronto

Providing a complete range of legal services to one of Canada’s leading business and finance centres

Miller Thomson's Toronto office is located in the heart of the city's financial district. The TSX, North America's third largest stock exchange, and corporate headquarters for almost all of Canada's chartered banks are within steps of our offices.

Our professionals offer a complete range of business law and advocacy services to a client base that includes the municipalities of Greater Toronto, provincial ministries, government agencies, the hospital sector, financial institutions, corporations, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations in and around Toronto. Our lawyers also work regularly with in-house legal departments and external counsel worldwide to facilitate cross-border and multinational transactions.

 

Toronto History

Miller Thomson's Toronto office was founded on July 2, 1957. From four founding partners at 55 Yonge Street, the office complement climbed to about 30 lawyers by the mid-1970s.

Despite the economic recession of the following decade, the Toronto office began positioning itself for the future — relocating in August 1981 to larger premises in the new south tower of the landmark Toronto Eaton Centre. By 2004, with a corporate client base that continued to flourish and close to 200 lawyers and staff, the office began planning a move in February 2006 to its current location, the prestigious Scotia Plaza.

Today, the Toronto and nearby Markham offices include over 170 partners, associate counsel and associates.

1957

Miller, Thomson, Hicks & Sedgewick was located at 55 Yonge Street. Starting out as specialists in corporate, tax, estates and labour, the Toronto firm was small but vibrant.

 

Elaine McCallum was the firm's first female lawyer and first female partner. Jane Roffey was the firm's first hired female lawyer. Today almost 40% of all lawyers at the office are women.

1981

Known then as Miller, Thomson, Sedgewick, Lewis & Healy, the firm expanded its footprint by opening an office in Markham.

1989

Common usage and trends of the day prompted the firm to change its name to Miller Thomson.

1990

Hiring former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner lifted the firm to a new level.

 

Six of the Toronto partners have been elevated to the Bench. Four of them are still active: Gans, Sproat, Daley, Lauwers. Two sit as Supernumerary Judges — Morgan and Sheppard.

 

 

 
Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West, Suite 5800
Toronto, ON
M5H 3S1
Canada
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Telephone: 416.595.8500
Toll Free: 1.888.762.5559
Fax: 416.595.8695

Contacts


Office
toronto@millerthomson.com

Office Managing Partner
Hugh R. Dyer
hdyer@millerthomson.com

Director of Administration
Greg Baranieski
gbaranieski@millerthomson.com