Senior Law Clerk – Corporate Services | Toronto ON

Senior Law Clerk – Corporate Services | Toronto ON

In this position the Corporate Law Clerk will have an in-depth knowledge of corporate law, is detail orientated and self-motivated. Working in our Corporate Services Department you will be responsible for complex corporate reviews and related due diligence, preparing corporate structure charts and preparing documentation relating to mergers, acquisitions and financing among many other things.

Summary of 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 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, including but not limited to:

o   complex and routine closing agendas

o   corporate structure charts

o   complex and multiple classes of shares

o   rollover and share exchange documents

  • Develop routine minute book documentation (i.e.  annual resolutions, changes to directors, officers, registered office address, dividends, share provisions, etc.)
  • Formulate 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
  • Maintain corporate information in CorpLink database
  • Accountable for all work assigned and accept additional responsibilities as required
  • Produce the highest quality of work
  • Take Initiative
  • Confidential

Core Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience relevant to the responsibilities above, preferably at a large law firm
  • 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
  • Superior computer skills, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite, CorpLink, EnAct, Cyberbahn and Adobe
  • Flexibility to work outside regular business hours when required and/or necessary
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact and effectively communication with individuals at all levels
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, good judgement and decision making with the  ability to problem solve
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and possess a team player attitude
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Superior administrative, organizational and time management skills

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