Law Clerks and Paralegals

Current Opportunities

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an experienced, ambitious, self-driven driven mid-level law clerk to join our Corporate Department, working closely with the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team in Toronto, working with startup technology companies at all stages (from incorporation through to sale/IPO) and the investors that finance them. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, resourceful, highly detail-oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills and is comfortable using a range of new technologies. 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, entrepreneurial 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 4-7 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 those related to incorporations, corporate financings, issuances of equity etc.;
    • maintaining corporate records and capitalization tables;
    • preparing initial drafts of form agreements, resolutions, closing documents and share certificates;
    • assisting with equity incentive plan implementation and administration; and
    • maintaining corporate transaction checklists and managing client and investor communications.
  • excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills; be dependable and have 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, including spreadsheets (Excel), equity management software and transaction management tools (and a willingness to learn new technology-based tools).
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent), University degree would be a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

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.

Real Estate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a 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 excellent communication skills, strong 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.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

    • drafting and reviewing standard 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, 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, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

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