The Toronto office, which previously operated as Davies Ward & Beck, was founded in 1961 with a focus on quality and service and a "why not", innovative attitude uncharacteristic of Toronto firms at the time. It was the intention of the firm to rely on the tax practice to get started but to broaden the scope of the practice into areas of corporate and commercial law where the firm could be "best-in-class".
Today, the Toronto office represents many of the largest and most successful public companies in Canada and abroad as well as privately-held companies, financial intermediaries, governments, regulatory bodies, educational institutions, charitable organizations, trusts and estates and individuals. Many clients are directed to us for special-purpose engagements by other North American and international firms.
The Toronto office is fully integrated into the firm-wide practice structure and draws on the talents and experience of lawyers in all the firm's offices to provide clients with seamless service in Canada and across international borders.