Law Clerks and Paralegals

Current Opportunities

Corporate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an experienced, ambitious, self-driven driven junior to mid-level corporate law clerk to join our team in Toronto, working with startup technology companies at all stages (from incorporation through to sale/IPO). The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, highly detail oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills and has a passion for technology. Working hand in hand with lawyers, other law clerks and clients, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with managing corporate transactions and ongoing client relationships. This position provides a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to join a dynamic and energetic transaction-based legal team, with a significant opportunity for professional growth, learning and client contact.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years’ experience as a corporate clerk in-house or at a law firm, or experience with startups, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • coordinating and overseeing client onboarding.
    • familiarity with corporate documents, in particular, related to incorporations corporate financings, etc.
    • maintaining corporate records and capitalization tables.
    • preparing initial drafts of form agreements, closing documents and share certificates.
    • assisting with stock plan implementation and stock option administration.
    • maintaining corporate transaction checklists and managing client and investor communications.
  • Excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills, is dependable and has excellent follow-through on outstanding tasks.
  • Strong communication and client service skills; able to maintain strong client relationships.
  • A flexible attitude to job roles as well as a willingness to contribute wherever needed. The ideal candidate will take full ownership of their core responsibilities, and will be comfortable with those responsibilities evolving with the changing needs of the practice group.
  • Working knowledge of the OBCA, CBCA, and other corporate statutes.
  • Proficiency and comfort with technology is essential, including spreadsheet (Excel) knowledge; familiarity with equity management software is an asset.
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent), University degree would be a plus.

APPLICATIONS

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Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

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 Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Junior Real Estate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a junior real estate law clerk to join our busy commercial real estate practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience working as a real estate law clerk, preferably at a large law firm. You will assist with drafting, reviewing and analyzing real estate documentation, and will work closely with lawyers and other law clerks on sophisticated real estate and corporate transactions.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

  • assist with drafting standard closing and registration documentation for commercial real estate transactions (including commercial purchase and sale transactions and bank financing transactions), and help with preparing client reports;
  • assist with finalizing title insurance policies for acquisitions and financings;
  • provide support with complex searches of title, detailed title reports and summaries, and title issues or deficiencies;
  • help conduct relevant off-title searches;
  • under supervision, complete Land Transfer Tax beneficial returns and deferral applications;
  • help prepare and respond to letters of requisition;
  • knowledge of government regulations and policies as they relate to real property and the registration of documents;
  • assist with reading reference plans (including strata plans), surveys and plotting out metes and bounds descriptions; and
  • strong technical skills with proficiency in Teraview, and MS Office applications.
  • overtime may be required outside of business hours.

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

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

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, 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 Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

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Corporate Compliance Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a compliance clerk to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and articling students, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work. Below are the primary activities:

  • Preparing forms for extra-provincial registrations, business name registrations, limited partnership declarations and annual returns in Canadian jurisdictions (under the instruction of the supervising law clerk);
  • Managing extra-provincial annual returns and business name renewals (under the instruction of the supervising law clerk);
  • Administering the CorpLink database including data entry and maintenance of company information as it relates to compliance and/or extra-provincial/business name/limited partnership matters;
  • Liaising with extra-provincial agents on necessary updates;
  • Updating minute books with extra-provincial/business name/limited partnership documentation;
  • Maintenance of tickler system with regards to extra-provincial registrations, business name registrations, limited partnership declarations and annual returns;
  • Contact with clients regarding extra-provincial registrations, business name registrations, limited partnership declarations and annual returns (under the instruction of the supervising law clerk);
  • Preparing annual resolutions for Ontario and federal companies (under the instruction of the supervising law clerk); and
  • Corporate searches including PPSA, Bankruptcy Act, business name searches, corporate histories, etc.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a compliance clerk or junior corporate law clerk role, or similar experience
  • have successfully completed (on in progress) the ILCO Corporate Law Clerk course or have their law clerk certificate/diploma (or equivalent), offered by a recognized Ontario education institution
  • have a background in corporate law working with corporate minute books
  • have experience with CorpLink, or another corporate database, is an asset
  • have experience with OnCorp and Industry Canada filings, is an asset
  • have superior attention to detail, excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • have strong written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • be flexible and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to work independently
  • be a proactive, highly motivated, self-starter with good organization skills
  • have excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a busy practice

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

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, 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 Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

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