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Senior Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a senior associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years' experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, 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:

  • 6 to 8 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

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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 Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a junior associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 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

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1 to 3 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 applicants should forward their resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts to Jocelyn Harris

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

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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.

Privacy and Technology Contracting Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are looking for a junior or mid-level privacy and technology contracting associate to join our thriving team. Our privacy, cybersecurity and technology contracting team has played a significant role in many transactions, data breach matters, class actions and compliance reviews for our clients. In this hybrid role, you will provide advice to our clients on privacy law compliance and commercial technology contracting matters. The work includes drafting opinions relevant to new business initiatives and cutting-edge technology, performing risk assessment and mitigation analyses, assisting clients in data breach response and remediation, drafting corporate policies and procedures, as well as drafting and negotiating strategic commercial agreements involving the development, ownership and procurement of technology, outsourcing, payment systems, fintech, blockchain, cloud computing, digital and e-commerce solutions, and data distribution. The role includes significant business development and client communication opportunities, including drafting and presenting on legislative, jurisprudential and regulatory developments affecting technology and privacy law, contributing to client pitches and requests for proposals, and acting as a firm resource to support colleagues in providing holistic privacy and technology advice to clients on a variety of corporate and litigation matters.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • one to four years of experience practicing in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, technology contracting or intellectual property law;
  • Ontario bar admission;
  • experience with federal and provincial privacy and access to information legislation;
  • experience representing financial institutions, technology providers, fintech companies, retailers and/or e-commerce merchants in an advisory, commercial, transactional or litigation capacity;
  • experience working on technology contracting agreements and deals, both from a commercial and privacy law perspective;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills, including the ability to articulate complex technological concepts and legal regimes in plain language;
  • a focus on providing practical advice to foster business innovation;
  • 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, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of 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 & Student Development.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Associate, (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ corporate experience at a major Canadian 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 Upper Canada. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 4-6 years’ corporate practice experience, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working with general corporate/commercial transactions
    • experience working on a variety of transactions including capital and private equity deals, public and private securities offerings, public and private M&A matters
    • experience working with a diverse client base that includes domestic and international corporations as well as emerging companies, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, etc. 
  • Superior interpersonal, client service skills and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage deadlines
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team and works well under pressure 
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new changes 

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

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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 Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate, P3 Group (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Canadian P3 market has recently been one of the most active globally, with more than 250 projects valued at over $120 billion now completed or underway. The initial focus on social infrastructure, primarily in the areas of healthcare and justice, has extended to other sectors such as transportation, transit, communications, water and wastewater, social housing and alternative delivery models for public services. The U.S. P3 market is also expanding strongly.

We are looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our thriving P3 team. Our P3 team has played a significant role in many public-private partnership (P3), alternative financing and procurement (AFP) and construction projects for our clients.  In this role, you will provide advice to our clients on major capital projects, including P3 and AFP projects in multiple sectors.  The work includes commenting on, drafting and/or negotiating concession and project agreements, major subcontracts (both construction contracts and service contracts), financing documents and equity arrangements. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • at least 4 years of corporate, commercial or financing experience (2014 year of call or earlier);
  • both Ontario and New York bar admission;
  • 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 infrastructure and large scale 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, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of 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 & Student Development.

Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a junior to mid-level real estate associate to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of experience working in a real estate group at a law firm. You will 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

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-4 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on a variety of commercial real estate transactions;
  • experience with real property acquisitions and dispositions, development, commercial leasing and secured financing matters;
  • experience advising the real estate aspects of private and public M&A transactions, public debt financings, renewable energy projects and project financings;
  • 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 applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development. 

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of 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 Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a 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 visit https://www.torys.com/expertise/services/private-equity.

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 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

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of 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 accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

Banking and Debt Finance Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Banking and Debt Finance associate with approximately 4 to 5 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. corporate group in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • have 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;
    • have broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
    • 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; and
    • have good judgment.

Experience with any of the following is helpful but not required: asset based loans; project or infrastructure finance; P3 financing; 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

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of 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 accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

Corporate Lending Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking an associate to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this unique role, you will draft and review credit and security documents, and draft and negotiate opinion letters.  You will work closely with colleagues in the LSC and other Torys offices to carry out this work to the highest level of efficiency and accuracy using systems and processes developed for that purpose. This position will not lead to partnership. Accordingly, you will not be expected to engage in client development activities. This work offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting. Successful candidates will be provided with necessary training and professional support to ensure their success in this position.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least four years of experience as a lending associate at a top law firm or financial institution;
  • be able to run a transaction and closing with minimal supervision;
  • have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • have a high degree of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment;
  • have the ability to work efficiently and accurately on a high volume of documents;
  • have the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • demonstrate excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development;
  • have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • be a member of good standing of a provincial bar and be willing to be called to the Ontario bar.

APPLICATIONS

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

To apply online, click here.

 Click here to download a PDF of 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.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Mining Group, Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our leading and growing mining practice. Our mining team regularly advises clients on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and internationally with respect to M&A, financings, exploration and development agreements, royalty agreements, joint venture arrangements, engineering and service contracts, sales contracts and international concession arrangements. In this exciting role, you will work on a broad range of matters, including resource development (in both domestic and international regulatory environments), public and private securities issued by mining entities, bank financings (including project financing and corporate lending), mergers and acquisitions, and structuring and implementing domestic and international joint ventures. You will be tasked with assuming primary responsibility on matters and will be required to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ practice experience at a law firm, including experience advising clients on M&A transactions (public and private), financings (public and private), securities matters, joint ventures and earn-in arrangements. You will also have experience advising companies on continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements. Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills are essential to success in this role as is the ability to operate in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume and law school transcripts in confidence to Georgia Brown

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 Michelle Li, Coordinator, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

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