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Sr Corporate Law Clerk

Recruiting For Less

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 11, 2018.

Job Description

Recruiting For Less

Our client, an established full-service law firm located in mid-town Toronto, is looking for a Sr.

Corporate Law Clerk to join their Corporate Department.

The Sr. Corporate Law Clerk will work closely with experienced lawyers in Corporate Tax and Estate Planning and General Corporate / Commercial Matters. This position is ideal for an individual who has a desire for a high level of responsibility in a fast paced and growing practice and wishes to be an integral member of the team.


• Draft correspondence to clients, accountants etc. with respect to corporate matters for the Lawyer to review and sign. Delivers correspondence via appropriate method (i.e. fax, e-mail, or courier).

• Completes corporate minute books and folders and enters information into corporate database (determines deficiencies if necessary). Drafts letters to clients seeking missing information or instructions.

• Performs corporate due diligence i.e. order and reviews preliminary and full NUANS reports; orders and reviews Certificates of Status, Profile reports etc.

• Draft and prepare relevant documents for tax-motivated corporate restructurings such as section 85 agreements, section 51/86 agreements, discretionary trusts, related minute book documents

• Drafts agreements, resolutions and other corporate/commercial for review and approval.

• Prepares annual resolutions/minutes of meetings as required.

• Prepares dividends (eligible and ineligible), bonus resolutions and certified copies thereof.

• Updates corporate lists with new companies received and maintains corporate records with respect to addresses, directors, shareholders, officers, etc.

• Prepares annual returns and audit inquiry responses, as required.

• Drafts and files business name registrations, limited partnership and general partnership registrations and renewals.

• Completes and files Form 1 NOC with Ministry when addresses, directors or officers change.

• Prepares corporate documentation including Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Amendment, Continuance, Amalgamation, Dissolution, Revival, Initial Returns and Notices of Change

• Drafts asset purchase/sale documents, shareholder agreements, articles, share transfers

• Completes transaction files; ordering corporate searches/due diligence, supplies, obtaining information, arranging for delivery/exchange of documents, arranging for necessary banking, drafting and filing PPSA registrations, providing reports to clients and post-closing matters.

• Familiarity with drafting and preparing family trust and Wills is an asset but not a requirement


• 5+ years of Corporate law experience

• Law Clerk/ILCO Certification

• Ability to exercise initiative and judgment to assist lawyers

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure

• Excellent interpersonal and client service skills

• Confident/dependable, strong initiative, ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere

• Proficient in MS Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

• Experience working with Fastcompany and Oncorp, familiarity with Pclaw is an asset

• Comprehensive knowledge of the OBCA, CBCA, Business Names Act

• Ability to analyze and understand legal documents

• Strong attention to detail

• Professional demeanor, high ethical standards, respect and commitment to service excellence

• Demonstrates a high degree of personal pride in work product


· Salary commensurate with experience, benefits

We thank all those who apply however, only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the Canada without sponsorship. Ref #SRLWCLK180426.

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