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Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal. Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Life Sciences, Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our dynamic life sciences practice. Torys’ Life Science Practice is consistently ranked as a leading life science in both Canada and the U.S. and the only totally integrated cross border practice of its kind. We work with biopharma, medical device and health technology companies ranging from start-ups to the largest biotech company in the world, venture capitalists, investment banks, academic medical centers and inventors. The client base is truly international with a focus on U.S., Canadian, Israeli and European entities. The candidate will get extensive client exposure and responsibility and will be mentored by a team of lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate should have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • at least 3 years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background and/or passion for life sciences
  • high energy and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • love of learning and desire for accelerated professional development
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • the ability to provide creative solutions to clients’ issues
  • the ability and desire to work directly with both emerging and established clients
  • the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including superb drafting skills
  • the ability to balance competing client demands
  • a positive attitude, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic

The candidate should have some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of the following:

  • drafting and negotiating documents for venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisition transactions
  • drafting and negotiating licensing and joint venture agreements
  • securities law transactions, including private placements, public offerings and other financings, as well as periodic disclosures
  • general corporate representation

Applicants should be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and/or in a U.S. state

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.



We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-HeadSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Patent Agent/Technical Consultant (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a patent agent or technical consultant to join our dynamic and fast paced patent practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have advanced academic training and experience in molecular and cellular biology and genomics, along with some experience or strong interest in working with patents in the United States and/or in Canada. The role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast paced environment. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • Some experience or strong interest in patents, with exposure to some or all of the following helpful:
    • drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, and advising on validity, patentability, freedom-to-operate and infringement of intellectual property rights
    • experience working directly with clients and counselling them on strategies for building and aligning patent portfolios with business objectives and developing strong in-house processes to stimulate and capture innovation Perform IP due diligence with respect to third party licensing and acquisition projects
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Strong written, oral and communication skills
  • Applies business, legal and scientific skills to provide practical solutions to client’s issues
  • Be a registered Patent Agent or have a strong desire to become an Agent

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-HeadSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our leading and growing mining practice. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ experience at a major law firm with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance in the mining sector. Experience with various aspect of the mining sector, including project development, public and private corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures will be an asset. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • at least 4 to 6 years of corporate experience;
  • experience advising clients on M&A transactions ( public and private), financings (public and private), securities law and , joint ventures and earn-in arrangements;
  • experience advising companies on continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.


We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-HeadSenior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

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