Overview & History
Based in Toronto, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP (will-de-boar-de-lease) is one of Canada’s premier corporate, securities and business transactions law firms. The firm is ranked by Chambers Canada 2022 as highly regarded for corporate work and was selected by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the ‘Top 10 Corporate Law Boutiques in Canada’.
We offer private and public clients advice in:
- Asset Management & Investment Funds
- Corporate & Commercial
- Corporate Finance & Securities
- Corporate Governance
- Debt Products
- Entertainment, Media, (e)Sports & Gaming
- Executive Compensation
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Real Estate
- Regulatory & Compliance
- Start-Ups & Emerging Companies
The firm works across all industries including agribusiness, food & beverage; automotive; cannabis; financial services; fintech; industrial & consumer goods; life sciences, healthcare, pet care & pharmaceuticals; mining, energy & natural resources; and technology.
Wildeboer Dellelce was founded in 1993 by five partners who had the vision of building a standalone corporate finance and tax law firm that would compete with Canada’s much larger, established corporate law firms. In its first week the firm purchased a pool table for its library. While the pool table does not get as much use today as in those early days, it still serves as a symbol of the firm’s identity and culture.
From 2001-2011, the firm maintained a branch office in Waterloo and the firm continues to service its Kitchener-Waterloo client base in the technology and knowledge based industries out of its Toronto office. In 2006 the firm moved from offices in One First Canadian Place to its own building, Wildeboer Dellelce Place, at the corner of Bay and Richmond Streets in Toronto.
Wildeboer Dellelce is today decidedly different from what most commonly defines a Bay Street law firm: the firm considers itself to be an entrepreneurial force for legal practice innovation and one of Canada’s most innovative and entrepreneurial law firms, continually changing the definition of what it means to be a partner and trusted adviser to business. Wildeboer Dellelce invests in the success of its clients, serving as business law advisers at all stages of the business lifecycle from start-up to industry leader.
WD GROUP OF COMPANIES
Wildeboer Dellelce recently announced the formation of the WD Group of Companies to better serve our clients. The WD Group of Companies includes WD Capital Markets, WD Numeric Corporate Services and WD Sports & Entertainment.
WD Capital Markets - wdcapital.ca
Founded in 2009, WD Capital Markets is a boutique corporate finance and M&A advisory firm registered to do business in Ontario, BC, Alberta and Quebec. WD Capital Markets provides debt and equity financing services, M&A advisory and general financial advisory services in both the private and public Canadian capital markets.
WD Numeric Corporate Services - wdnumeric.ca
Founded in 2003, WD Numeric Corporate Services is an established corporate services company dedicated to providing Canadian businesses with accurate and timely financial reporting, management and accounting services. WD Numeric's expertise covers a full portfolio of business and corporate services including bookkeeping, payroll, accounting and audit management services, controllership, financial strategies, tax compliance, corporate maintenance and governance and business advisory services.
WD Sports & Entertainment - wdagencies.com
Based in Toronto, Canada, WD Sports & Entertainment is a sports and talent management agency for athletes, entertainment and media personalities. With over two decades of experience in advising many of the world’s top athletes, entertainers and brands, WD Sports & Entertainment offers clients its expertise in athlete and talent representation, brand development, contract negotiations and marketing and endorsement opportunities.
OUR OPERATING PRINCIPLES
- We foster a fun, respectful and productive work environment for all of our people while embracing diversity as an essential component in the way we operate.
- Our people and our reputation are the firm's most valuable assets.
- We consistently provide the highest standard of pragmatic business advice and legal solutions.
- Positive partnerships with our clients are fundamental to our mutual success.
- We welcome healthy and fair competition within our industry.
- We are leaders in our communities.
- We are committed to being Canada's leading entrepreneurial and transactional business law firm.
- Our clients come first.