Our Firm

Who We Are

We are business lawyers based in Vancouver.

Since 1966, hundreds of companies have relied on us to structure and coordinate their corporate finance and M&A deals, from start-ups to complex international “company maker” transactions.

We act for growth-focused companies, both private and public, in a variety of industries, including energy, food and beverage, industrial, life sciences, mining and technology.

Our lawyers combine deep transactional experience and big firm expertise to provide the personal, timely and efficient services of a specialized boutique firm.

Our clients benefit from our strong relationships with investors, regulators, stock exchanges, underwriters and other industry professionals.

Whether our clients need assistance with day-to-day corporate matters or sophisticated transactional advice, we deliver cost effective, tailored legal solutions.

Simply put, we get the job done.

Recent News and Regulatory Developments

Justin Kates recognized as 2019 Lexpert Canada Rising Star – Leading Lawyer Under 40

November 8, 2019

We are incredibly proud to announce that partner Justin Kates has been recognized by Lexpert® as a 2019 Rising Star – Leading Lawyer Under 40.

Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Awards celebrate the achievements of Canada’s young leading lawyers. Lawyers in academia, government, law firms, in-house counsel, not-for-profits, and other legal settings, are nominated each year. Winners of these highly competitive awards are selected by a distinguished advisory board with emphasis on the contributions that nominees make at their place of work as well as to the profession and surrounding community.

Justin practices primarily in the areas of securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and commercial law. He was recognized specifically for groundbreaking work helping clients in emerging industries, including a cryptocurrency mining company file a prospectus in Canada and become listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and leading several financings and M&A transactions in consumables.

Congratulations to Justin and to all of this year’s Rising Star award recipients!

To read more, please visit Lexpert® or get in touch.

Justin Kates 2019 Lexpert Rising Star

Justin Kates 2019 Lexpert Rising Star

DuMoulin Black welcomes Daniel Cherniak

November 8, 2019

DuMoulin Black LLP welcomed Daniel Cherniak to the team in October 2019. Daniel’s practice includes corporate law, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining us, Daniel practiced in corporate and securities law group at an international firm. He was called to the bar in 2016. Welcome!

DuMoulin Black welcomes Katie Blundy

November 8, 2019

DuMoulin Black LLP welcomed Katie Blundy to the team in September 2019. Katie is a fantastic addition, practicing in the areas of corporate law, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining us, Katie practiced in the corporate law and securities group at an international firm. Katie was called to the bar in 2016.

DuMoulin Black welcomes M. Joanna Cameron

October 15, 2018

DuMoulin Black LLP is very pleased to welcome Joanna Cameron to the team. Joanna brings over 20 years of experience in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other financing transactions. Joanna represents clients in all stages of development in the technology, retail, mining, forestry and shipping industries, and has been recognized by various publications for her work in private practice and as in-house counsel.

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Our goal is to continue to expand our reputation as a leading boutique corporate finance and securities law firm that provides exceptional service to our clients. We recognize that the attraction and retention of talented, practical and business savvy team players who share our goals of personal and professional excellence is integral to our continued success.

We offer a collegial, open-door environment where learning and experience are shared efficiently for the benefit of our clients. We conduct ourselves with integrity and respect towards everyone we work with, both inside and outside of our firm. We are passionate about what we do and are willing to think outside the box to solve complex legal problems for our clients.

Like our clients, we operate in an evolving legal and business environment, and we are always looking for more effective ways to advance our practice and better serve our clients.

If you share these values, we want to hear from you. We are always prepared to consider exceptional lawyers and support staff who wish to join our team.

If you wish to be considered for a future opportunity with our firm, please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to the attention of Natalie Leon, COO, at nleon@dumoulinblack.com.


Our lawyers typically work as a team on diverse transactions and files for our many clients. We provide lawyers with a high level of responsibility and the opportunity to grow their practice in a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding environment.

Our associates receive ample support from our partners, staff and technology systems, and are encouraged to develop their own legal practice as well as support the firm’s existing clients.

Student Program

We are looking for one exceptional candidate to join us each summer. Our hope is that person will join us through their Articles, become an associate and one day our partner.

That person will:

• Share our values.
• Have achieved academic success that demonstrates a commitment to excellence.
• Be personable and professional.

We adhere to the Vancouver Bar Association recruitment guidelines and timelines for hiring. Applications should include a brief cover letter, a resume and copies of both undergraduate and law school transcripts in a single PDF file, sent to the attention of Natalie Leon, COO, by email (nleon@dumoulinblack.com) or through Allard Careers and Events (ACE). Reference letters are welcomed but not necessary.

In 2019 we will participate in UBC On-Campus Interviews. Students who are granted interview will be called on Call Day.

Our Student Program
During your summer with us, you will be supported by a mentor, who will be responsible for ensuring you receive appropriate training and feedback, and that you are involved in a broad range of interesting and challenging work.

You will:

• Actively participate in at least one transaction in our core practice areas, ideally from beginning to end.
• Attend in-house lunch and learns on topics relevant to our lawyers.
• Work closely with both our associates and our partners.
• Meet our clients.
• Be equipped with innovative technology.
• Have fun! We host occasional in-house socials and one or two external social functions each summer.


We offer our students and associates compensation at the top end of the Vancouver market. In addition, we contribute $6,500 towards 3rd year tuition to students who return for Articles.

Why DuMoulin Black?
We offer quality of work and compensation consistent with that of the large Vancouver firms, but in a small firm environment, without the pressure of billable targets.

DuMoulin Black LLP is a sixteen lawyer, Vancouver-based and internationally recognized firm focused exclusively on corporate and securities law matters in a variety of different industries. Within our core practice areas we have special expertise in:

• Corporate Finance and Securities
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Proxy Contests
• Corporate Governance
• Public Company Representation
• Venture and Private Company Representation

Support Staff

Our paralegals and assistants are an integral and highly valued part of our team. Most of our support staff members have been with us for many years. When an opportunity arises from time to time, we look for experienced, energetic team players who have corporate and securities law experience, or who have complementary experience and a strong desire to learn.