Description

Responsible for preparing, reviewing, analyzing, researching, compiling and organizing legal documents in all stages of corporate transactions for lawyers.

Tasks:

  • Preparation of documents and related filings with respect to incorporations, amendments, amalgamations, continuances (import and export), dissolutions, revivals general and limited partnerships
  • Assist with complex multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions and relevant documents is a key consideration
  • Experience with respect to tax driven reorganizations is an asset
  • Minute book reviews and rectification of deficiencies
  • Annual corporate maintenance including annual business, business name and extra-provincial registrations and renewals
  • Routine matters such as director/officer changes, redemptions, dividends etc.
  • Maintain corporate records database
  • Mentoring junior clerks, reviewing junior clerks’ work as needed

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Very organized, detail oriented and team player
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and address client needs
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to anticipate issues that may arise, providing alternatives, suggestions etc.
  • Knowledge of corporate law in Canadian jurisdictions other than Ontario and Federal
  • Commitment to perform responsibilities with high professional and ethical standards, in a fast paces environment
  • Ability to work independently and with excellent judgment to both follow instructions with minimal supervision and to take initiative as required
  • Maintain confidentiality

Technical:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in Corplink (or other corporate database program) and iManage or similar major document management system

Education and Experience:

  • Corporate Law Clerk or Paralegal or equivalent degree/diploma.
  • 8+ years of experience in a busy large major corporate transactional law firm environment