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About Us

Expect nothing short of world-class counsel from our team of exceptional lawyers.

Never settle for less

The qualities that fuelled Harrison Pensa’s rise as a premier law firm — innovative, steadfast, collaborative —continue to define our firm today. We remain focused on simplifying complex legal issues. We pair professionalism with personalization. And we work together as a team, overcoming legal challenges so you never need to settle for less.

Our history

Born from our predecessor firms, Harrison Elwood (whose roots date back to 1857) and Pensa & Associates (established 1985), we became Harrison Pensa in 1999 on the merger of the strengths of two firms. We are proud of our rich history, reputable present, and revolutionary future. Since our lawyers stay focused on the future, we’ve successfully innovated with the times, enabling monumental changes for people and businesses.

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One firm. Your firm.

Harrison Pensa’s practice areas provide the ideal platform for personal and business clarity, counsel, and growth:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Corporate Transactions & Corporate Finance
  • Business Structure & Governance
  • Contracts and Commercial Agreements
  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Integrated Recovery Services (Creditors’ Rights)
  • Insurance Defence & Subrogation
  • Charities and Not-for-Profit
  • Wills & Estates
  • Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law & Human Rights
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Family Law
  • Aboriginal Law
  • Education Law
  • Technology & Privacy
  • Intellectual Property

Expect nothing short of world-class counsel from our team of exceptional lawyers.

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Exceptional legal counsel

In addition to having decades of trusted experience and deep knowledge, Harrison Pensa’s lawyers are genuine people like you. People praise how approachable, attentive, and straightforward we are. We work hard to get real resolutions to your legal matters, anticipating problems before they happen. Our lawyers operate with integrity and purpose. We demonstrate competence and professionalism in every dealing. We never find ourselves in unfamiliar territory — because our firm has done it all.

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Work with a time-honoured law firm

Take the first step to resolve your legal matters. With decades of experience, our lawyers work to make the law work in your best interests. Since no two people or situations are the same, we strive to genuinely understand your circumstances so we can create a legal experience with as little stress as possible. Fill out the form and your inquiry will receive a timely answer.

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Careers: a culture of care

Exceptional legal counsel comes from exceptional lawyers, paralegals, clerks, legal assistants, staff, and management. We are the sum of our people, so our law firm actively invests in employee wellbeing. We embrace diversity and sustainability, and encourage work-life balance to strengthen our people—and our law firm. With proper mentorship, professional development, and downtime, Harrison Pensa’s lawyers are the best they can be. And our clients are better for it.

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Commitment to data security

Harrison Pensa commits to data security by investing in and using technology to enhance legal service offerings and protecting information under our control.

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Mentoring great minds

Harrison Pensa is an employer of choice. We’ve maintained an attractive and successful business model for partners to join, and many students get their start here. Students feel comfortable sharing ideas, contributing to our hard-working culture, and diving into real-world legal matters. Everyone’s growth is supported by a team of accessible lawyers who are keen to pass along generations of legal knowledge.

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Management at Harrison Pensa collaborates with our legal professionals and staff to ensure clients receive excellent service in a timely and cost-effective manner. The management team is focused on standing out from other law firms in the way we hire top talent, commit to data security and privacy, and develop leading technology solutions for legal research and project management.

Community relations

Not-for-profits and other groups face competition for sponsorship support while managing expectations from donors. Harrison Pensa Community Relations Committee, lawyers, students, staff and management contribute time, money and resources to sponsor, donate, volunteer, and sit on boards and committees for initiatives to improve the quality of life and delivery of goods and services in our community.

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