Corporate Law Clerk

June 16, 2022

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Our firm has an immediate opening for a Corporate Law Clerk in our Corporate Services Department (CSD).

Reporting to the CSD Manager this position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will be organized, discreet, and detail oriented. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of legal and administrative duties while coordinating and assisting lawyers with assigned matters;
  • Conducts complex corporate reviews and other related due diligence in connection with transactions; recommends and drafts rectification materials;
  • Prepares corporate structure charts;
  • Prepares and files articles and corporate documentation relating to simple and complex incorporations, amendments, continuances, amalgamations and dissolutions and other complex corporate transactions, particularly under the OBCA and CBCA;
  • Prepares necessary documentation related to mergers, acquisitions, financings, asset purchases, Section 85(1) rollovers under the Income Tax Act and reorganizations;
  • Prepares routine minute book documentation (e.g. annual meeting materials, change/directors/officers/registered office address/ dividends/share provisions, etc.) and makes necessary filings;
  • Contributes to the development of precedents;
  • Drafting Share Provisions;
  • Prepares and files business name, partnership and limited partnership registrations required by various provincial legislation;
  • Prepares and files annual returns, form 1 and 2 as required by Corporations Information Act (Ontario);
  • Monitors and communicates with lawyers with respect to ongoing corporate filings and other requirements;
  • Consults with lawyers and assists in identifying necessary or appropriate corporate documentation, searches and filing in connection with transactions and other corporate requirements;
  • Provides general support to lawyers in co-ordinating large transactions, drafting simple to complex closing documentation, on-line searches, reports and other matters relating to transactions;
  • Acts as a mentor and establishes a training relationship with junior and intermediate clerks in group, fosters a respectful, collaborative, learning environment within the team and acts as a role model;
  • Establishes and manages direct client relationships; and
  • Proactively identifies issues and recommends solutions.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Law Clerk;
  • Completion of law clerk program recognized by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario;
  • A Member in good standing with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario;
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the corporate statutes;
  • Superior administrative, organizational and time management skills;
  • Superior computer skills, including but not limited to Word, Outlook and Corporate Database
  • Superior written and oral communication skills;
  • Superior research and problem solving skills;
  • Detail oriented, hardworking and self-motivated;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision from lawyer and possesses a team player attitude; and
  • Professional demeanor with the ability to interact and effectively communicate with individuals at all levels.

Why You Should Apply:

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP offers a congenial work environment, competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and a full benefits program. Our benefits include health and dental coverage, competitive vacation packages, referral programs, employee assistance, and employee discount services. When starting at the Firm, new team members are provided a comprehensive training and orientation program. Our Firm strives to continue to nurture the professional development of our support staff through offering training workshops regularly throughout the year and Lunch & Learn events on a variety of topics on a quarterly basis. 

We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw this job posting in your e-mail.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected
for an interview will be contacted.