Law Clerk - Corporate Services (Senior)

Aird & Berlis LLP - Toronto, ON (4 months ago)

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Aird & Berlis LLP is a 170-lawyer firm located in the heart of Toronto’s Bay Street business district, which dates back to 1919. A&B, as we’re known, provides a wide range of legal services in areas such as litigation, real estate, environmental, corporate/commercial, municipal & land use planning and tax. A&B proudly provides a friendly and team oriented working environment for all of the lawyers and staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of substantive, complex and routine legal and administrative duties while coordinating and assisting lawyers with assigned matters
  • Conduct complex corporate reviews and related due diligence in connection with transactions; recommend and draft rectification materials
  • Prepare corporate structure charts
  • Prepare complex and routine closing agendas
  • Prepare and file articles and corporate documentation relating to routine and complex incorporations, amendments, continuances, amalgamations, dissolutions, changes in corporate structure and transactions governed by the Business Corporations Act (Ontario), Canada Business Corporations Act, Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and the Corporations Act (Ontario)
  • Prepare documentation related to mergers, acquisitions, financings, share/asset purchase and sale transactions and tax reorganizations
  • Prepare routine minute book documentation (i.e. annual resolutions, changes to directors, officers, registered office address, dividends, share provisions, etc.)
  • Prepare and file business name, partnership and limited partnership registrations, amendments and/or renewals
  • Prepare and file extra-provincial and territorial registrations, amendments and annual returns on behalf of corporations, partnerships and limited partnerships as required by the various provinces and territories
  • Prepare and file annual returns, Forms 1 and 2 as required by the Corporations Information Act (Ontario)
  • Ability to consult with lawyers and clients and assist in identifying necessary or appropriate corporate documentation, searches and filing requirements in connection with the completion of transaction and routine matters
  • Provide and/or coordinate support to lawyers in connection with large closing documents, searches, reports and other matters relating to transactions
  • Ability to act as a mentor and establish training relationship with junior and intermediate clerks within corporate services team
  • Participate in the education of articling and summer students and lawyers within the firm, responding to inquiries as necessary

Requirements:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience relevant to the responsibilities above
  • Completion of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certification
  • Membership in good standing with Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the corporate statutes
  • Detail oriented, hard-working and self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and possess a team player attitude
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact and effectively communication with individuals at all levels
  • Flexibility to work outside regular business hours when required and/or necessary
  • Essential skills include superior administrative, organizational and time management skills, excellent oral and written communication, team player and willingness to be flexible to daily demands and willingness to accept additional responsibilities as required
  • Superior computer skills, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite, CorpLink, Cyberbahn and Adobe

Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the recruitment process may notify Human Resources accordingly.

All interested applicants please submit your resume via our career site at www.airdberlis.com.

Job Type: Full-time