About Us

Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall has grown to become one of the premier independent Ottawa law firms, with an international reputation as industry leaders. Our success has come through our focus on the client. We take the stress out of the legal process by using plain language to quickly put your situation in the proper perspective. We provide you with clear options and the recommendations you need to move forward and make decisions.

Our Ottawa lawyers offer a comprehensive range of legal expertise across a broad spectrum of industries, but our approach is consistent. We talk to you in human terms. We stay in contact with you, give you the attention you deserve, and respond to you in a timely manner. We take the time to get to know you, your goals, and your business objectives. Building this kind of relationship isn’t easy, but it allows us to develop the customized, industry-specific solutions that get results.

We have helped Canadian and international clients overcome their most complicated legal challenges.

OVERVIEW

Founded in Ottawa in 1971, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall has provided effective, innovative legal solutions to Canadian and international clients on a broad range of business and personal issues for four decades.

Our commitment to client focus and our exceptional team has helped us become one of the largest independent law firm in Canada’s National Capital Region with an international reputation as an industry leader.

With over 50 lawyers and 60 administrative professionals working in our Ottawa office, we have helped Canadian and international clients overcome their most complicated legal challenges. The firm’s practice areas include business law, international arbitration, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, tax, immigration, and personal legal needs.

The consistency in approach across our firm to client service, and to community service, stems from the continuance of leadership. Anthony McGlynn and R. Aaron Rubinoff are Co-Chairmen of the firm. Our management team maintains an environment of client focus, communication, and consultative effort.

We believe that by getting to know us as a firm and as professionals you will understand our commitment in providing you with the best legal minds for each and every engagement. Contact our practice area department heads to help you contact the lawyer best equipped to address your legal issues.

PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy is simple to explain but requires dedication to live up to. It is to deliver to our clients the highest possible standard of legal services in a cost effective way.

Our success as a firm has been possible because of our disciplined adherence to this concept. We provide the highest quality representation by focusing on our clients’ needs, understanding the big picture and long-term issues from our client’s point of view. With expertise and experience our clients can rely on, we provide clarity where issues seem complex, and direction when decisions seem difficult. Focusing on clients means delivering efficient service, protecting our clients’ time and money.

As a client, you can meet the people involved in any aspect of your file, and have access to our most senior experts. We can be more nimble and responsive than the multinational or national law firms while having the specialized resources of a large, full-service firm.

We’ve practiced law in the National Capital Region for over 40 years. During this time we’ve witnessed and participated in its growth, and we’ve been committed to our community’s business and charitable organizations. At Perley-Robertson, Hill, & McDougall, we believe our clients’ success and the success of the community in which we live and do business, is our success.

Focusing on clients means delivering efficient service, protecting our clients’ time and money.
Our success has come from building strong relationships with our clients, growing with them, and with the region.

HISTORY

Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall was founded four decades ago with the intention of building what it has become – the premier independent firm in the National Capital Region.

In 1971, the firm’s four founders opened our office at Sparks and O’Connor with space and staff to support eight lawyers because we expected to grow. The firm had already grown to nine lawyers by 1976, when we moved to a larger office for the first time. We’ve continued to grow to ensure that our firm can offer the most comprehensive expertise, while maintaining our standard of diligence and our focus on our clients’ needs. Our success has come from building strong relationships with our clients, growing with them, and with the region. Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall is proud to be a part of the fabric of this city, involved in the community and local charities.

Over four decades, we’ve moved four times around downtown Ottawa, each time into a larger space than we needed, growing into it, and outgrowing it. By 2007, we moved to our present offices on Albert Street.

Today, our lawyers are supported by an experienced team of law clerks, legal assistants, computer technicians, a librarian and administrative and accounts personnel. As a client, you can meet the people who make the decisions that affect you. We can be more responsive than the multinational and national law firms while having the specialized resources for the most complex legal problems.

Associations

Our firm is grateful to the many excellent organizations that serve our community in one way or another. We are proud to be actively involved in supporting a broad array of social service organizations, youth groups, colleges, universities, law schools, and the cultural community.

We are grateful for the work done by the following organizations, and proud to support them: