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Current Opportunities

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, Debt Financing (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking to add a mid-level associate to our debt financing team. You will be located in Calgary and will work with both the Calgary and Toronto teams, providing you an opportunity to work on a wide range of debt financing transactions across both markets and internationally. We act for both lenders and borrowers on all types of financings which will provide you with an in-depth understanding of both sides of the issues at play. We work on domestic and international transactions without over-staffing our deal teams so you can expect significant responsibility on bet-the-farm transactions, as well as direct client contact and relationship building opportunities. While travel will not be a requirement, there will be opportunities to visit and spend time in the Toronto and New York offices.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Between 3-6 years of practice experience;
  • Meaningful experience representing lenders, borrowers, private equity sponsors and/or other institutional investors in financing transactions, including reviewing and negotiating related transaction documents;
  • 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;
  • A social and team-based mindset

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts 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, Professional Resources and Administration.

Mid-Level Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for an associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, some experience acting for both public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers are preferred. The ideal candidate 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 Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • some experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • 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;
  • some experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their 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.

Junior Dispute Resolution Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 1-3 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in litigation, regulatory and insolvency. They 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 Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate’s experience will include:

  • Strong organization skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail, including some experience with file management;
  • Strong research and communication abilities, including the ability to analyze complex client problems, and articulate them, both orally and written, in a clear and concise manner;
  • Some experience appearing independently on matters before the Court of Queen’s Bench;
  • Strong negotiation skills, with some experience reaching and formalizing settlements;
  • Some regulatory experience, including assisting on hearings before the NEB and AUC would be considered an asset; and

Some corporate experience, or an interest in completing solicitor insolvency work, including security reviews and drafting credit, forbearance, and purchase agreements, would be considered an asset.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts 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, Professional Resources and Administration.

Sociétaire en droit commercial (Montréal)

DÉTAILS DU POSTE

Torys est à la recherche d’un sociétaire en droit commercial pour se joindre à notre bureau de Montréal, où il travaillera en étroite collaboration avec les avocats des autres bureaux spécialisés en droit commercial, incluant le groupe œuvrant dans le domaine des institutions financières. Le candidat retenu profitera d’opportunités de travail stimulant dans le domaine du droit de la protection du consommateur et dans le cadre de tout autre dossier en droit commercial. Le candidat idéal fera preuve d’un sens aigu du service à la clientèle, de fortes aptitudes organisationnelles et de gestion du temps, de même qu’un haut niveau de souci du détail. Torys demeure ouvert aux demandes de modalités de travail flexibles.

COMPÉTENCES, APTITUDES ET EXPÉRIENCE

Le candidat idéal aura les attributs suivants:

  • un minimum de 2 à 5 ans d’expérience en droit commercial au sein d’un grand cabinet d’avocats,
  • membre en règle du Barreau du Québec,
  • membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario ou de toute autre province canadienne de common law,
  • fortes habiletés de communication en français et en anglais, tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit,
  • fortes habiletés techniques, juridiques, analytiques et de rédaction,
  • aptitudes organisationnelles et souci du détail de niveau supérieur,
  • un haut niveau de professionnalisme, de fortes habiletés interpersonnelles et la volonté de collaborer avec ses collègues et ses clients,
  • la capacité de travailler de manière autonome et au sein d’une équipe afin de prioriser les tâches et respecter les échéances, tout en travaillant dans un milieu dynamique,
  • la capacité de s’adapter avec aisance aux situations pourvues d’ambiguïtés et de changements, incluant les priorités et les échéanciers changeants,
  • La capacité de travailler des heures flexibles si nécessaire afin de combler les besoins des clients.

DEMANDES D’EMPLOI

Les candidats intéressés doivent soumettre leur CV à Kimberly Sheldrake-Head au ksheldrake@torys.com.

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Chez Torys, nous sommes déterminés à favoriser la diversité dans le cadre du recrutement, de la rétention et de l’avancement de nos professionnels. Nous croyons que la diversité, que ce soit en ce qui a trait à la culture, au milieu, aux expériences ou aux perspectives, joue un rôle primordial dans l’amélioration de la qualité de notre travail et de nos vies. Nous nous engageons à promouvoir et à créer un environnement de travail inclusif et accessible à tous. Les candidats atteints d’une incapacité ou d’un handicap auront accès à tous les accommodements nécessaires. Si vous souhaitez bénéficier de mesures d’accommodement lors du processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Gestionnaire sénior, Ressources professionnelles.

Le genre masculin est utilisé dans ce document sans aucune discrimination et dans le seul but d’alléger le texte.

Corporate Attorney, Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a mid-level attorney with experience in executive compensation and employee benefits to join our dynamic corporate practice. Torys’ Pensions and Employment Practice has broad expertise in pensions, executive compensation, employee benefits and employment matters in Canada and the United States. Our clients span all industrial sectors and include public and private companies, investors, major financial institutions, including foreign and domestic banks, insurance companies, trust companies, investment funds and individuals.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • three to five years of experience in the following areas (or a subset thereof):
    • Section 409A of the Code, including executive deferred compensation plans;
    • Cash and equity-based incentives;
    • Employment, consulting, severance and other service-related contracts in the transactional context (e.g., diligence, transaction agreement and schedules, negotiation of going-forward employment and equity terms for senior management, Section 280G of the Code);
    • Benefit plan operations (401(k), medical, etc.);
    • Title I of ERISA (plan asset rules, etc., from both the fund and investor perspective) and in the employment-law context.
  • strong drafting skills and sound judgment;
  • superior client service orientation and work ethic;
  • ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple deals and matters simultaneously;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • ability to work well independently and as part of a team; and
  • be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your résumé, deal sheet and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Corporate/Securities Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

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

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • have significant experience:
    • 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;
    • 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; 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 deals and matters;
  • 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

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your résumé, deal sheet and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

M&A/Private Equity Practice Counsel (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Torys LLP is seeking an M&A and private equity practice counsel, who will be responsible for managing and growing our private and public M&A precedents, providing current awareness of recent developments and trends in these areas, providing legal content for our internal and external websites, authoring publications to clients, teaching in our corporate CLE program, participating in seminars for clients, responding to questions internally from our lawyers, and working on client and business development initiatives. 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:

  • At least eight years of transactional practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills;
  • A pro-active and enthusiastic attitude.
  • 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 applicants should forward a résumé, cover letter and academic transcripts to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity at gbrown@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 Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Japanese Language Proficiency) (Toronto)

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 Canadian 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. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and/or a U.S. state bar.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@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 let Georgia know.

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 should have:

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

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

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

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

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@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 Georgia Brown, 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 Georgia Brown at gbrown@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 Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

Trademark Agent (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a licensed Canadian trademark agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in-house or in an intellectual property group at a law firm. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience as a trademark agent, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • preparing business practical opinions on the registrability and use of trademarks in accordance with criteria imposed by the law, procedure and practice
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks
    • advising trademark owners on the maintenance and protection of their trademarks, including foreign trademark portfolio management
    • assisting with trademark oppositions, including preparing pleadings and evidence
    • setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks
    • assisting with trademark portfolio management
    • advising clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks including conducting intellectual property asset audits and preparing due diligence investigations
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the Trademarks Act (including upcoming amendments), as well as related rules, jurisprudence and Trademarks Office and Opposition Board practice
  • Must have strong written, oral and communication skills, and work well in teams, including mentoring skills
  • Must be a registered Canadian Trademark Agent

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

To apply online, click here.

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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.

Corporate Associate, Projects (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a mid-level to senior corporate associate to join our thriving projects team. This associate will have the opportunity to work on an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of lawyers to help clients to plan, procure, build and finance major capital projects across multiple sectors, including infrastructure, energy, mining and real estate. This associate will advise a wide range of dynamic clients, including sponsors, lenders, public authorities and contractors on innovative projects in Canada, the United States and internationally. The work will include commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating credit facilities and other financing agreements, concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), and equity arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • between 2 - 6 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience;
  • admission to the Ontario bar (admission to the New York bar is an asset, but not a requirement);
  • experience advising clients in respect of contract drafting, negotiation and administration, risk identification, evaluation and management;
  • experience representing private developers, public authorities, lenders, construction contractors and/or service providers in the implementation of large-scale capital projects;
  • experience working on commercial construction and project development transactions;
  • expertise in structuring, negotiation, and documentation of international and domestic project and structured financings;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@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 Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity.

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