Current Opportunities

Careers at Torys

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. 

As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. 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. Our multidisciplinary teams 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. 

At Torys, diversity is a core strength. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. 

Primary Contacts

Lawyers

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a junior-level associate to join our Corporate Securities group. The candidate will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising public and private issuers on a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions. The ideal candidate will be in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta and will have:

  • 1-3 years’ post call experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in securities law
  • a positive attitude and excellent teambuilding skills
  • an exceptional service ethic and a demonstrated work ethic
  • strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • excellent attention to detail
  • excellent academic credentials
Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have some experience:

  • acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products
  • working with corporations, investment banks, and financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations
  • dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at [email protected]. We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

About The LSC

We are excited to announce that the LSC is growing! Interested in being part of a team that is working on the largest and most complex transactions in the country? Dreaming of an ocean breeze? Wondering where you can do both? Opened in 2015 and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Torys Legal Services Centre (LSC) was designed to seamlessly enhance the value we provide our clients by providing all Torys offices with fully integrated and specialized expertise in essential corporate services.

Our bright, open concept office space allows for collaboration among team members and promotes true Haligonian style: friendly and welcoming, and only steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. At the LSC, we are focused on working differently – this is your chance to be a part of cutting-edge legal process development and innovation hub. We also offer a hybrid working model and the option to work from home 2 to 3 days per week.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking an associate to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a unique role as your work will be focused with one of our key clients. You will work closely with your team to ensure a high level of efficiency, timeliness, accuracy and expertise in reviewing, drafting and filing complex, public securities documents.

We are seeking someone who,

  • views process and efficiency improvements as an important part of client service and enjoys finding new and improved ways to complete complex, recurring legal work;
  • is excited to apply technology and automation in a legal setting in furtherance of client needs and team goals;
  • wants to engage in important work for a specialized team at a prestigious client in a flexible and collaborative setting;
  • has a willingness to learn and develop and has a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability;
  • is able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • has a superior eye for detail, can readily spot inconsistencies or errors, and can collaborate well internally and with the client to deliver the highest quality work products;
  • exercises excellent judgment, time management and organization, and has superior communication skills.

This is a non-partnership track long-term career role, ideal for a lawyer who prefers to focus on practising law. You will not have to devote time to marketing or client development. We will provide the training you need to succeed in this role.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least one year of experience as a corporate associate and be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society;
  • have exceptional attention to detail and willingness to collaborate;
  • have superior client service skills and a strong work ethic;
  • be highly organized, self-motivated and proactive; eager to take ownership of projects and able to advance work independently;
  • be team-oriented with exceptional interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and a commitment to shared success;
  • have the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities, timelines and processes;
  • have the ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple hard deadlines;
  • have excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development; and
  • have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications, along with experience working in a document management system and using a time entry billing system.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at [email protected].

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

Torys’ Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax is looking for a corporate associate to join its document review team. The document review team supports teams across Torys’ offices on complex transactions for some of the largest Canadian and international clients. As a member of the document review team, you will work collaboratively with colleagues on AI-assisted due diligence and other document reviews. In addition to leading and participating in reviews, you will work with practice area specialists and clients, draft reports and summaries, and participate in training, project management and process improvement initiatives, including testing and implementing technology and other tools to support and enhance the LSC’s service offering to its clients.

The LSC is Torys’ hub for high-volume and recurring corporate legal work. We use technology, tools and processes to help our clients meet their goals efficiently and cost-effectively. Located in a bright, open-concept office in downtown Halifax, the LSC offers flexible work arrangements and competitive compensation without billable hours targets or business development requirements.

Skills & Experience

This role is ideal for you if you:

  • are looking for a non-partner track career at a premier law firm without having to engage in marketing or business development activities or to achieve billable hours targets
  • want to work outside the office 2 or 3 days a week
  • have strong interpersonal skills and are committed to shared success working across offices with a broad range of legal and administrative professionals in a supportive, team-oriented environment while also being able to work independently and meet deadlines
  • are organized, proactive and thorough with excellent attention to detail and a strong work ethic
  • communicate well orally and in writing
  • are licensed to practice law in Canada and have at least one year of post-call corporate commercial experience
  • can work flexible hours as needed to meet client demands
  • are competent with Microsoft Office applications
  • want to maintain and develop your legal skills through exposure to sophisticated transactions with some of the largest clients in a variety of practice areas
  • are intrigued by the opportunity to learn and apply technology, process improvement, project management and other valuable non-legal skills in a legal setting

We will provide the training and support you need to succeed in this role.

If this describes you – or someone you know – we’d love to hear from you – or them!

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at [email protected].

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a transactional corporate real estate associate with approximately 5 to 7 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. real estate group in New York.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • experience practicing corporate real estate law with significant experience in real estate joint ventures;
  • experience representing institutional investors, private equity firms and/or asset managers in real estate investment and co-investment transactions;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • a strong sense of when to exercise good independent judgment and when to consult as needed.

Other relevant real-estate practice expertise including general dirt law, financing, development and leasing is helpful but not required.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate with strong Japanese language skills to join our top-ranked Corporate group. Our clients include major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a broad range of complex and innovative transactions, both public and private, for organizations of all sizes and across a variety of sectors.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of corporate experience at a major New York or international law firm. In particular, we are seeking a lawyer with significant experience working on a variety of transactions, public and private M&A transactions, and general corporate/commercial matters. The candidate must be fully proficient in Japanese language (oral and written).

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

Torys is currently seeking a Banking and Debt Finance associate with approximately 1 to 3 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. corporate group in New York. Our team works closely with the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and private equity groups on acquisition financings and other transactions across both the U.S. and Canadian markets, and internationally. We work on domestic and international transactions without over-staffing our deal teams so associates can expect significant responsibility on bet-the-farm transactions, as well as direct client contact and relationship building opportunities.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • meaningful experience representing lenders, borrowers, private equity sponsors and/or other institutional investors in connection with credit facilities and other debt financings;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

Experience with any of the following is helpful but not required: asset-based loans; project or infrastructure finance; cross-border or international transactions; high yield bonds; intercreditor arrangements.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are seeking a mid- to senior-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 5 to 7 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

Torys is currently seeking a tax associate with relevant experience ranging from 3 to 6 years to join our dynamic U.S. tax group in our New York office.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • at least three years of experience in a U.S. law firm tax practice;
  • experience in U.S. and cross-border transactions including public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as debt and equity securities offerings;
  • drafted and negotiated tax provisions of limited partnership and limited liability company agreements for private funds and financing documents, including credit agreements and bond offering documents, on behalf of borrowers and issuers;
  • experience advising non-U.S. institutional investors on tax issues (including structuring) in private fund formation and portfolio investments across a variety of investment strategies, including buyout, credit and real estate, and familiarity with investments in REITs;
  • excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • a demonstrable curiosity and interest in tax law;
  • 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.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join the dynamic and busy capital markets practice of our corporate department in New York.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will:

  • be a first to third associate with significant experience:
    • researching and providing corporate clients with advice on general corporate governance as well as corporate and securities law advice in connection with public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions;
    • representing financial institutions and public and private corporate clients in a broad range of capital markets transactions including U.S. registered debt, equity and initial public offerings and cross-border Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions; and
    • advising clients in the preparation of SEC reporting requirements, including annual and quarterly reports;
  • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment;
  • have good judgment; and
  • be a member in good standing of the New York bar.
Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

Torys is currently seeking a tax associate with relevant experience ranging from 5 or more years to join our dynamic U.S. tax group in our New York office. Torys is a globally recognized international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork. Our Tax Practice represents institutional clients in significant U.S. and cross-border corporate transactions and business operations. Our team approach leverages our expertise from across our practice areas, including M&A, securities, real estate, and competition and foreign investment review. Torys has offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • at least five years of experience in a U.S. law firm tax practice with experience in U.S. and cross-border transactions;
  • drafted and negotiated tax provisions of limited partnership and limited liability company agreements for private funds;
  • experience advising non-U.S. institutional investors on tax issues (including structuring) in private fund formation and portfolio investments across a variety of investment strategies, including buyout, credit and real estate, and familiarity with investments in REITs;
  • excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • a demonstrable curiosity and interest in tax law; 
  • 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.
The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.
 
Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are seeking a junior to mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 2 to 4 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a junior associate to join our dynamic emerging companies and venture capital group. Torys’ emerging companies and venture capital group provides a complete range of services to emerging and high growth technology companies, and to the venture capital funds, lenders and other investors who finance them. We support our tech clients in all aspects of the creation, acquisition, use and commercial exploitation of their technology, and our fee model for startups is tailored to the needs of the business as it moves across the life cycle. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-3 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, and exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate should have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • at least 1-3 years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background in and/or passion for entrepreneurship and emerging companies
  • some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of corporate structuring, venture finance and mergers and acquisitions involving emerging companies
  • 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 to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • the ability to balance competing client demands
  • admission to the Ontario bar (or eligibility to be admitted to the Ontario bar)
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at [email protected].

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Knowledge and Innovation team in the Toronto Office. As a Technology and Innovation Lawyer, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, students, legal assistants and administrative teams) to identify, evaluate and implement legal technology solutions, processes and workflows that create efficiencies and enhance client service delivery.

Key Accountabilities
  • Develop training programs and resources to educate stakeholders on business solutions.
  • Become an expert in core processes and legal technologies with an initial focus on the closing process and legal project management.
  • Develop project plans including communication strategies, detailed timelines and processes to evaluate project success and improvements. Oversee the execution of projects to ensure work is aligned with the scope of work and key objectives.
  • Develop user documentation for new and existing legal processes and technologies, and revise and improve upon existing documentation as processes change and evolve.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders and team members to ensure that implementation, and adoption activities are executed efficiently and successfully.
  • Develop feedback mechanisms to ensure that solutions delivered continue to be used and improved upon.
  • Identify and lead projects that offer the most promise of significant efficiency gains.
  • Identify, evaluate and make recommendations to implement technology solutions to streamline and enhance document production and automation.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies and trends associated with legal technology solutions to enhance client service.
  • When required, negotiate terms of contracts and oversee work performed by vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
Attributes & Experience
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.
  • 2+ years’ experience practicing corporate transaction law in a large law firm environment.
  • Solid understanding of legal processes and legal technologies in corporate transactions.
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology and a willingness to develop new technology proficiencies.
  • Experience with document automation software (such as Contract Express), transaction management software (such as Closing Folders) and document review software (such as Kira).
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated interest and aptitude in innovation principles and methods including design thinking, process mapping, agile/lean, prototyping and change management.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; creative, strategic and forward thinker.
  • Excellent client service combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong project management skills combined with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges.
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills with an aptitude and interest in continuously updating technology skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, oral and presentation) skills.
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and consultation skills. Ability to effectively move people towards mutually agreeable outcomes; promoting teamwork.
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • An enthusiastic, resilient and proactive attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically.
  • Ability to work outside of regular working hours and travel periodically.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level real estate associate to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience working in a real estate group at a full-service law firm or at a real estate boutique. They will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. They must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. They must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 2-4 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm or real estate boutique with a focus on a variety of commercial real estate transactions;
  • experience with real property acquisitions and dispositions, development, and secured financing matters;
  • construction experience would be an asset;
  • strong analytical, communication and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development at [email protected].

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced senior associate or counsel to join our corporate department. This individual will primarily provide support to Torys’ managed assets/funds practice. The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years’ experience assisting clients with registration and compliance issues in regulated markets and working with registered firms and managed assets, fund issuers and sponsors at a major Canadian law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude and a team orientation. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants must be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

Skills & Experience
  • At least 6-8 years’ corporate transactional experience, including:
    • experience representing a diverse client base that includes domestic and international firms as well as financial institutions, asset managers, broker/dealers, mutual funds, pension funds, ETFs and/or other institutional investors
    • experience interfacing and negotiating with regulatory bodies on behalf of clients
    • familiarity with the rules that are applicable to members of self-regulatory organizations and exchanges in Canada
    • familiarity with securities legislation including registration and prospectus requirements, exemptions, and ongoing filing requirements and in particular, in depth knowledge of National Instrument/Companion Policy 31-103, National Instrument/Companion Policy 33-109, National Instrument/Companion Policy 45-106, the Commodity Futures Act (Ontario/Manitoba), the Derivatives Act (Québec)
    • familiarity with trading agreements, investment management agreements, subscription agreements and exemptive relief and non-objection notices is an asset
  • Superior interpersonal skills, client service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage competing deadlines
  • Strong drafting skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to embrace change
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at [email protected].

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a junior associate to join our dynamic technology contracting practice. Torys’ technology contracting practice represents clients in leading Canadian transactions for the development, acquisition and licensing of technology, technology services and intellectual property rights. Torys brings to the contracting and licensing process practical advice and state-of-the-art solutions and processes designed to address the unique needs of each client. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-2 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, and exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate should have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • at least 1-2 years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background and/or passion for technology
  • some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of the following:
    • drafting and negotiating service agreements, licensing agreements, development agreements, collaboration agreements, sponsorship agreements, co-marketing agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances and/or other arrangements for the commercialization of intellectual property
    • advising clients on implementation and management of long-term and short-term single-vendor and multi-vendor relationships, technology development transactions, master services arrangements, business process outsourcing transactions, managed services transactions, joint venture licensing arrangements, including procurement processes, international licensing and technology transfer arrangements, risk assessment, negotiation of renewals and negotiation and transition of new deals with alternative service providers
  • 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 to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • superb drafting skills
  • the ability to balance competing client demands
  • admission to the Ontario bar (or eligibility to be admitted to the Ontario bar)
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at [email protected].

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

Torys LLP is seeking a knowledge management lawyer to work with our capital markets and M&A practice groups, who will be responsible for:

  • Staying on top of proposed rule changes, recent developments and trends in capital markets and M&A, and providing timely updates to practitioners;
  • Managing and developing our capital markets and M&A internal resources;
  • Providing legal content for our internal and external websites;
  • Authoring publications to clients;
  • Teaching in our corporate CLE program;
  • Responding to questions from our practitioners; and
  • Supporting client and business development initiatives.

The successful candidate will report directly to the partners responsible for managing our capital markets and M&A practice groups. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Membership in the New York State Bar Association would be an asset, but is not a requirement, for this role.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 6 years of transactional practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm and/or a relevant in house legal role;
  • A pro-active and enthusiastic attitude;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills;
  • An ability to work independently and diplomatically;
  • Excellent time management skills, an ability to prioritize, and a strong work ethic;
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources;
  • Evidence of a collaborative and inclusive working style;
  • A desire to develop an understanding of the firm and its information and knowledge sharing needs;
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology and willingness to develop new technology proficiencies; and
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at [email protected].

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are seeking a mid-level private equity/co-investment associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in Toronto. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/co-investment deal experience, including advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • at least 4 years of relevant transactional experience in a law firm setting
  • some familiarity with private equity fund arrangements;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with (or willing to be admitted to) the Law Society of Ontario.

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at [email protected].

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experience and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are seeking a mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in Toronto. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 4 to 6 years of relevant transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with (or willingness to be admitted to) the Law Society of Ontario.

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at [email protected].

To apply online, click here.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experience and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join our highly-ranked private equity fund formation and fund investment practice group based out of our thriving Toronto office. This group advises both fund sponsors and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds and co-investment transactions. It also advises fund sponsors on fund formation spanning a range of private market areas, including buy-out, infrastructure and secondary funds as well as formation of segregated accounts and sole mandates.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of practice experience working on private equity fund formations and/or investments in private equity funds at a major Canadian or international law firm. We are also willing to consider candidates who have a strong background in transactional corporate and M&A work and have a desire and willingness to learn private equity fund formation and fund investment. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively with practice specialists in a large firm environment and should be comfortable servicing clients across a wide range of industries.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with (or willingness to be admitted to) the Law Society of Ontario.

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at [email protected].

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experience and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a mid-level to senior associate to join our leading M&A practice, which services major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

Skills & Experience
  • At least 4-7 years’ corporate transactional practice experience, with significant experience advising clients on both public and private M&A transactions.
  • Motivation to do complex and engaging work, which will include assuming significant responsibility on transactions and taking a leadership role on transaction teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgment and drafting skills.
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their application materials (cover letter, resume and academic transcripts) in confidence to Georgia Brown at [email protected].

Click here to apply online.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Law Clerks, Agents and Paralegals

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a paralegal to join our team to support our corporate transactional practice, with a focus on real estate and general corporate matters.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience as a corporate paralegal and will provide general support primarily to our NY corporate practice, including, ideally in the following areas:

Real Estate:

  • Title/survey review,
  • Assist with real property acquisitions and dispositions,
  • Oversee mortgage process for secured financing,
  • Review and revise documents,
  • Act as liaison among various internal departments.

Corporate Transaction Lifecycle Support:

  • Prepare and file UCC Financing Statements, Amendments, Terminations, In-Lieu filings and fixture filings; draft collateral attachments; Lien Search Review; Maintain corporate tickler system;
  • Draft corporate documentation including corporate resolutions, consents and certificates; and
  • Assist with corporate closings; Due Diligence Review; Prepare drafts of agreements (such as security agreements, guaranties, pledge agreements, promissory notes, waivers, bills of sale, assignment agreements) and ancillary documentation; Review and revise documents (proofreading).
  • Prepare and file incorporation, qualification and amendment documentation, including basic operating agreements and by-laws with various state offices.
  • Composing and maintenance of corporate minute books.
  • Obtain public documents, including tax clearance certificates, charters, merger certificates and certificates of good standing.
  • Prepare Rule 144 and 144K Letters.
  • Arrange Franchise Tax and LLC Notices for payment; Prepare and file SS-4 Applications with the Internal Revenue Department.
  • Process invoices for payment (statutory representation, CT, CSC and Precise Corporate Printing).

Have experience with securities filings Form ID, Form D, Form 4, Form 3. Proofread securities filings.

Qualifications
  • Must possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in paralegal studies.
  • Proficiency with Westlaw, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Pro/Nuance Power PDF or equivalent software.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with corporate documents.
Applications

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director, Professional Resources and Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a junior patent agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of experience as a technical consultant or agent at an intellectual property law firm or IP group in a law firm. 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. We also offer a hybrid working model and the option to work from home on average 2 to 3 days per week.

Skill & Experience
  • At least two years’ experience as a patent agent or technical consultant, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, and advising on validity, patentability, freedom-to-operate and infringement of intellectual property rights
    • research experience in one or more areas of botany, biotechnology, plant genetic engineering, cellular and molecular biology, stem cell technologies, cell and gene therapies
    • experience working directly with clients and counselling them on strategies for building and aligning their 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
  • Evaluate and improve the department’s systems and procedures
  • Strong written, oral and communication skills
  • Applies business, biology and science skills to provide practical solutions to client’s issuesMust be a registered Patent Agent  
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at [email protected]

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a litigation law clerk to join our busy practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with strong communication skills, multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate.

This role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must be able to work independently and be an excellent team player. You will also have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience as a litigation law clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:

  • organizing and coordinating the procedural aspects of litigation files from start to finish
  • coordinating the document discovery process
  • preparing litigation hold memos/document preservation notices
  • maintaining audit and chain of custody logs
  • document production including preparing affidavits of documents, witness briefs, mediation and pre-trial briefs, motion materials and correspondence on a broad range of litigation matters
  • managing electronic data for discovery process and trial
  • managing undertakings and refusals
  • preparing bills of costs and costs outlines
  • trial preparation
  • technical proficiency with Relativity or any other industry standard litigation

Prior experience with or exposure to: large, employment or commercial actions, securities regulatory investigations or civil litigation, privacy or data breach actions, working for major pharmaceutical and health product manufacturers in defending product liability claims across Canada, including class proceedings in all of these areas.Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at [email protected].

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a senior real estate law clerk to join our busy commercial real estate practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with strong communication skills, multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate. You will be called upon to draft, review and analyze real estate documentation, and assist lawyers with transactions.

This role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must be able to work independently and be an excellent team player with an interest in mentoring and developing others. You will also have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 20 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

  • drafting and reviewing closing and registration documentation for commercial real estate transactions (including commercial purchase and sale transactions and bank financing transactions), and preparing client reports;
  • negotiating and finalizing title insurance policies for acquisitions and financings;
  • conducting and reviewing complex searches of title, preparing detailed title reports and summaries, and solving title issues or deficiencies;
  • conducting and reviewing relevant off-title searches;
  • completing Land Transfer Tax beneficial returns and deferral applications;
  • preparing and responding to letters of requisition; and
  • dealing directly with clients under appropriate supervision.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and policies as they relate to real property and the registration thereof.
  • Ability to read reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and to plot out a metes and bounds description.
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Teraview, and MS Office applications.

Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at [email protected].

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Firm Administration

Position Overview

The Team Lead, HR & Admin (NY), is responsible for the overall delivery of the administrative and legal support services provided to office/principals with a focus on workload management and distribution, service quality and efficiency. This role is also the first point of contact for all office premises-related matters.

Key Accountabilities

HR/PR Functions

  • Act as the key contact for principals with respect to all issues pertaining to admin and legal support, involving the Director for direction, and coaching as required. In addition to the formal performance management process, proactively check in with principals to ensure service requirements are being met.
  • Ensure equitable work distribution across the office. Manage and track the scheduling and approval of vacation requests, leaves, and other absences, including daily sick calls.
  • Work with the Director to identify any current inefficiencies, best practices, and training solutions to support the development of technical and administrative capabilities of the team.
  • Act as the key support for administrative and legal support by removing barriers that impede productivity and help balance workload and scheduling. Address any individual or interpersonal issues with open communication and shared problem-solving. Find opportunities to recognize individual and team successes.
  • Work with the Director and administrative departments to coordinate employment changes for employees (e.g., leaves, departures, secondments, etc.). Ensure changes are implemented and communicated internally in a timely manner.

Programs, Benefits & Compliance

  • Work with the HR department to review and administer HR and benefit programs, including responding to inquiries and supporting the annual re-enrollment process. Make suggestions for program enhancements as appropriate.
  • Research and monitor legislative changes that have an impact on policies and practices in NY.
  • Work with the Director to develop and draft recommendations and communications on employment policies and protocols for NY in accordance with legislative requirements.
  • Take the lead in gathering market data to ensure programs and policies are externally competitive and in line with market.

Recruitment/Onboarding

  • Conduct first round of interviews (presenting top candidates to Director), which includes preparing and managing job postings, reviewing resumes and qualifications against search criteria, scheduling interviews, conducting employment references, ordering background checks, drafting offer letters, sending regrets, and liaising with other departments as necessary.
  • Manage the onboarding and integration process, including initial correspondence and orientation schedules. Take the lead in welcoming and introducing new hires to the office and firm.
  • Conduct research on legal recruiting initiatives and market changes, attend webinars, and liaise with other external firms on recruitment strategies.

Performance Management

  • Take the lead in organizing and executing the review process for all New York staff. Interview principals to obtain formal (annual) and informal feedback about individual performance and work closely with the Director to ensure performance assessments are delivered fairly and consistently. Together with principals, draft and deliver a balanced performance review, and support individuals by addressing any performance issues or learning goals with development and training plans.
  • Support the Director with the review process for paralegals and associates. Schedule performance/feedback-gathering meetings, and compile and organize feedback.

Administrative/Operational Functions

  • Act as the point of contact for all office premise-related matters, including liaising with building management and external vendors regarding maintenance of premises. Support the Director on office renovations and/or expansions.
  • Work with the NY administrative team in maintaining the best use of office space, including office and workspace assignments, layout and location of equipment and storage.
  • Support the office with the organization of firm events and initiatives (e.g., social events, staff appreciation, mental health week, charitable causes, flu shot clinics, and welcome receptions). Manage and track calendar of events, and work with Director to ensure programs are executed on an appropriate schedule.
  • Track office expenditures and work with Director in managing New York office budget; note recurring annual and extraordinary expenditures.
  • Participate in office and firm wide initiatives/projects, as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management. An HR designation is preferred.
  • 5 years of related experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role, preferably within a professional services firm/law firm.
  • Knowledge of New York employment legislation is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite and Adobe/Nuance/equivalent PDF applications.
  • Exceptional client service skills with a proven track record of ‘going above and beyond’ to service clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships.
  • Ability to establish, lead and be a role model for healthy team dynamics such as supportive collaboration, inclusive communication, joint problem solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Proven ability to establish relationships and build trust with stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiation skills, including the ability to work with tact, poise, and discretion.
  • Track record of challenging the status quo to make things better, improving ways of working, and delivering service in a more efficient and effective way.
  • Excellent organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment with minimal supervision.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Results-oriented and self-directed individual.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technology.
  • Flexible to work overtime to meet client demands when required.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Director, HR Services & Employee Relations.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Knowledge and Innovation team in the Toronto Office. As a Technology and Innovation Lawyer, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, students, legal assistants and administrative teams) to identify, evaluate and implement legal technology solutions, processes and workflows that create efficiencies and enhance client service delivery.

Key Accountabilities
  • Develop training programs and resources to educate stakeholders on business solutions.
  • Become an expert in core processes and legal technologies with an initial focus on the closing process and legal project management.
  • Develop project plans including communication strategies, detailed timelines and processes to evaluate project success and improvements. Oversee the execution of projects to ensure work is aligned with the scope of work and key objectives.
  • Develop user documentation for new and existing legal processes and technologies, and revise and improve upon existing documentation as processes change and evolve.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders and team members to ensure that implementation, and adoption activities are executed efficiently and successfully.
  • Develop feedback mechanisms to ensure that solutions delivered continue to be used and improved upon.
  • Identify and lead projects that offer the most promise of significant efficiency gains.
  • Identify, evaluate and make recommendations to implement technology solutions to streamline and enhance document production and automation.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies and trends associated with legal technology solutions to enhance client service.
  • When required, negotiate terms of contracts and oversee work performed by vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
Attributes & Experience
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.
  • 2+ years’ experience practicing corporate transaction law in a large law firm environment.
  • Solid understanding of legal processes and legal technologies in corporate transactions.
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology and a willingness to develop new technology proficiencies.
  • Experience with document automation software (such as Contract Express), transaction management software (such as Closing Folders) and document review software (such as Kira).
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated interest and aptitude in innovation principles and methods including design thinking, process mapping, agile/lean, prototyping and change management.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; creative, strategic and forward thinker.
  • Excellent client service combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong project management skills combined with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges.
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills with an aptitude and interest in continuously updating technology skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, oral and presentation) skills.
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and consultation skills. Ability to effectively move people towards mutually agreeable outcomes; promoting teamwork.
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • An enthusiastic, resilient and proactive attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically.
  • Ability to work outside of regular working hours and travel periodically.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

The Conflicts & Records Specialist is responsible for providing firm-wide support services related to the conflicts, business intake and records management processes.

Key Accountabilities
  • Perform conflict searches to provide relevant information to help identify potential legal and business conflicts for new business intake and incoming legal professionals.
  • Assist legal professionals and assistants to expedite conflict searches and to ensure accuracy.
  • Liaise with Risk Management to coordinate the resolution of conflict issues and other risk-related issues.
  • Review matter opening and closing to ensure compliance with firm policies and Know Your Client (KYC) requirements. Follow up with legal professionals and assistants as required.
  • Update and maintain information relating to clients and matters to ensure accuracy.
  • Generate various reports including client/matter reports and related party listings and reports on physical files on an ad-hoc basis. Assist in the audit inquiry process.
  • Assist with records management including, coordinating file delivery to and retrieval from off-site storage, and support of records destruction initiative.
  • Provide on-call support on a rotational basis after-hours for urgent requests.
  • Participate in various department projects and initiatives as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary education in a business-related field and/or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 3+ years of related experience, preferably in a professional services environment. Experience in conflict searching, business intake and/or records and information management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of business intake, conflicts and records and ethical wall software (CorpIntake, 3E, Intapp Walls etc.) is an asset.
  • Exceptional client service skills with the aptitude to go above and beyond to get the job done.
  • Strong analytical abilities, problem-solving skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

The Programmer/Application Specialist is responsible for creating program solutions, participating in the systems design process and maintaining, modifying, and developing systems and solutions.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide second-and third-level support to Helpdesk for issues associated with assigned applications and follow through to resolution. Escalate to Director as required.
  • Implement, upgrade, modify existing applications and systems, including in-house applications, integrations between various systems and automated processes.
  • Develop and support programming solutions and procedures, including creating and maintaining documentation.
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate processes, and end user needs to support business requirements. Make recommendations to Director to improve processes.
  • Assess, test, and implement software, including version updates and security patches to supported third-party applications. Work with vendors to ensure business requirements are successfully met.
  • Stay abreast of new technology and techniques for application development and systems administration and maintenance.
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Technology or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 3-5 years of experience in design, testing and implementation of applications and technology solutions with development experience, including Microsoft.NET, C#, SOAP/ REST Web Services, XML, JSON, ASP.NET Web API, Python, SQL Server, SQL Reporting Services, MS Office, Active Directory, PowerShell, Biztalk, Intapp Integrate, Visual Studio, VSTS/ TFS/ Azure DevOps.
  • In-depth knowledge of application architecture, computer logic, core Microsoft.NET technologies, programming languages and database design.
  • Technical experience with legal applications, including iManage, Inprotech, Intapp Time, Elite 3E including IDE Development experience, Foundation, CRM and Email Marketing solutions such as Interaction and Tikit is preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule and complete concurrent tasks and projects within tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment; exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to troubleshoot and provide user support.
  • Innovative approach to work, consistently looks at ways of upgrading the system to more efficient and effective new technologies. Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.