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

DuMoulin Black is delighted to announce the appointment of two new partners, Garrett Lee and Gavin Mah

January 1, 2021

Vancouver, BC – DuMoulin Black is delighted to announce the appointment of two new partners, Garrett Lee and Gavin Mah, effective January 1, 2021. Garrett and Gavin have shown tremendous growth since they started as associates at DuMoulin Black LLP. They have both shown exceptional work through their practice of expertise in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisition Law, and Securities Law. We are pleased to recognize their hard work and dedication and we look forward to their ever-promising bright and innovative future at DuMoulin Black.

Updated: COVID-19 Safety Plan

November 16, 2020

The health and safety of our team and our clients are our top priorities. In accordance with WorkSafeBC and BC’s Provincial Health officials, we have made small adjustments to our devised Covid-19 Plan. The attached Safety Plan is to ensure the safety of our team and clients while working in our office.

COVID-19 Safety and Re-opening Plan

DuMoulin Black Recognized by Canadian Lawyer as Top 10 Corporate Boutique

October 14, 2020

Canadian Lawyer Magazine conducted a nationwide survey of the legal community to identify Canada’s top corporate law boutiques.

We are incredibly excited to announce that our team has been recognized as a Top 10 Canadian Corporate Law Boutique in 2020/2021. We were previously recognized by Canadian Lawyer in 2018/2019.

Thank you to our clients and to the Canadian legal community for supporting us!

Top 10 Corporate Boutique
Top 10 Corporate Boutique

Orefinders Resources Inc.

September 30, 2020

Orefinders Resources Inc. in its brokered and non-brokered private placements of units and flow-through units for total gross proceeds of $5.5 million

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Careers

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.

Lawyers

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.

Applications
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.

Compensation

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.