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Junior-Level Securities Associate (Calgary)

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 jyharris@torys.com. 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.

Mid-Level Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-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:

  • 4-6 years’ 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 applicants’ experience will include:

  • 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
  • taking the primary responsibility for multiple files, including leading a team of junior associates and articling students

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources & Administration at jyharris@torys.com. 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.

Legal Specialist, Due Diligence (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Legal Specialist, Due Diligence will be a collaborative member of the due diligence review team. Working closely with a team of legal professionals at the LSC and other Torys’ offices, the Legal Specialist, Due Diligence will be responsible for:

  • carrying out due diligence (review), including gathering, organizing, and reviewing relevant documents;
  • liaising with deal teams and flagging material issues and follow-up requests;
  • liaising with corporate law clerks/paralegals to conduct appropriate searches;
  • preparing, assembling, maintaining and/or updating corporate searches, due diligence reports, trackers, summary charts and other deliverables; and 

working with LSC lawyers and Torys’ Practice Solutions team to improve due diligence project management and processes including the development of due diligence resources such as templates, guides and checklists and developing new processes/efficiencies.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have 1-4 years of corporate and commercial experience, including extensive experience performing or managing due diligence work and be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • 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 and a commitment to shared success working across offices and with a broad range of legal and administrative professionals
  • have excellent problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness
  • have strong written and oral communication skills
  • be flexible when managing multiple projects and competing demands efficiently, and able to adapt to changing priorities and demanding deadlines
  • have a strong work ethic, and be able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands
  • be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications

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. This position offers flexible working arrangements while still providing the opportunity to working on the largest, most sophisticated M&A transactions. We will provide the training you need to succeed in this role.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources 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 immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Corporate Associate (Halifax)

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 documents.

We are seeking someone who,

  • can adapt easily to new processes and technologies and who wants to engage in important work for 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 excellent judgment, highly skilled with regards to attention to detail, time management and organization, and 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.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources 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 immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Funds Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join our highly-ranked private equity fund formation and fund investment practice group in New York. This group advises institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and other illiquid funds, hedge funds and bespoke separate accounts and fund of one mandates. It also advises fund sponsors on fund formation spanning a range of private market areas, including buy-out, infrastructure and secondary funds.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of practical experience working on private equity fund formations and/or investments in private market funds at a major New York law firm. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively in a large firm environment and should be comfortable servicing clients across a wide range of sectors in the private funds space.

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 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.

Corporate/Securities Associate (New York)

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.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

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.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

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.

Technology and Innovation Lawyer (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Practice Solutions team in the Toronto Office. As a Technology and Innovation Lawyer, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, legal assistants and administrative teams) to identify, evaluate and implement legal technology solutions, processes and workflows that enhance client service delivery. In this role, you will use your proficiency with technology combined with your legal knowledge to provide hands-on support in the implementation and adoption of improved processes and technologies. This is a progressive opportunity for a creative and forward thinker who is interested in combining legal knowledge with technology and innovation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assist in identifying projects that offer the most promise of significant efficiency gains.
  • Develop feedback loops to ensure that solutions delivered continue to be used and improved.
  • Identify, evaluate and make recommendations to implement technology solutions to streamline and enhance document production/automation.
  • Participate in training programs and develop resources to educate stakeholders on developed solutions.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies and trends associated with legal technology solutions to enhance client service.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders and team members to ensure that implementation activities are executed efficiently and successfully.
  • Develop project plans including communication strategies and detailed timelines. Oversee the execution of projects to ensure work is aligned with the scope of work and key objectives.
  • 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. Must be a in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience practicing corporate transaction law in a large law firm environment.
  • Solid understanding of legal processes.
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology including proficiency in MS Office product suite - Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word and a willingness to develop new technology proficiencies.
  • Experience with current 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 orientation 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.
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills and 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.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges.
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • An enthusiastic, resilient and pro-active 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 (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, Life Sciences (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

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

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

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

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

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

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

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

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 Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Corporate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a corporate associate to join our thriving Toronto office which services major corporations in all major industrial sectors, emerging companies, 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 2-6 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.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 2 - 6 years of corporate experience, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working on general corporate/commercial matters;
    • experience working on a variety of large and complex transactions, such debt and private equity deals, public and private securities offerings, fund formations and public and private M&A and financings;
    • experience working with a diverse client base that may include domestic and international corporations, emerging companies, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, etc.
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • superb drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage deadlines;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • admission to the Ontario bar (or willingness to be admitted to the Ontario bar).

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

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 Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Mid-Level Tax Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level tax associate to join our dynamic tax practice. Torys’ Tax Practice ranks among the best in Canada, with the expertise to support the effective execution of our clients’ most sophisticated goals. Our team approach integrates the firm’s leading skills from across our practice areas, including M&A, competition and foreign investment review, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, intellectual property and securities. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses. Through our Canadian and New York offices, we advise clients in the planning and structuring of tax matters for cross-border and international transactions. The successful candidate will receive extensive training and mentoring from our existing team of tax lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of tax law experience;
  • membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • successful completion of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course (years 1 to 3);
  • the ability to evaluate and assess complicated tax issues and research and analyze applicable tax law and matters;
  • experience with tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, including financings, employee compensation and international aspects related thereto;
  • experience drafting tax memoranda and opinions;
  • experience in applying for and pursuing advance income tax rulings and technical interpretations;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic; and
  • excellent academic credentials.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online.

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.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Associate, M&A (Toronto)

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 Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

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 Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Mid-Level Lending Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level lending associate to join our growing practice. Our lending team is recognized by our clients and peers for its experience, innovative but practical approach and cross-border capabilities. We are proud of our reputation as being deal facilitators. We regularly represent both lenders and borrowers, allowing us to understand both sides of the issues at play. Our team acts on a wide range of banking and debt financing matters, including: bank financings (both bilateral and syndicated), asset-based loan transactions, acquisition financings, project finance transactions, subordinated debt financings and related intercreditor arrangements, derivatives and structured loan products.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 4 – 6 years of practice experience;
  • Admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings and/or private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
  • Broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • 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 judgement.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at esako@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

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 Emma Sako, Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

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