Senior Lawyer Editor - PL Canada - Insolvency/Restructuring
- Thomson Reuters
- Toronto, ON
- Lawyer - Other, Legal Writer
- Area of Practice
- Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law
- Job Type
- Full time
- Minimum Level of Education
- Professional degree - LL.B
- Minimum Number of Years in Practice
- 4-10 years
Purpose: To create and maintain valuable content for Practical Law Canada, in order to satisfy customer needs.
This position is responsible for:
- Monitoring legal, practice and/or major market developments in Insolvency/Restructuring market areas.
- Drafting, writing, and editing Insolvency/Restructuring content, including standard form documents, practice guidance notes and checklists in accordance with the Practical Law Canada writing style.
- Leveraging existing databases for content and revising where necessary
- Developing ideas for Insolvency/Restructuring content to be published on Practical Law Canada
- Developing and sustaining relationships with external law firm consultants
- Developing and sustaining relationships with law firms, lawyers, in-house counsel and industry groups to ensure that the Insolvency/Restructuring content is topical and meets their needs.
- Assisting the Sales team by participating in sales calls and demonstrations to potential subscribers.
- Assisting the Marketing team by participating in webinars and the creation of educational programs.
The successful candidate will be a team player and will possess:
- A Canadian law degree.
- Membership in the bar of any province.
- A minimum of eight years’ experience working as an Insolvency/Restructuring in a top tier law firm
- Excellent drafting and writing skills, including:
- very close attention to detail;
- impressive command of grammar, punctuation and plain English;
- the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
- Enthusiasm, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
- A solid understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm and in-house counsel and the legal market.
- Expertise in all aspects of commercial Insolvency/Restructuring, optimally including:
- General bankruptcy law (not involving consumer debtors)
- Commercial proposals under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
- Plans of arrangement under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act
- Arrangements of insolvent companies under the Canada Business Corporations Act and comparable provincial corporate laws
- Receiverships: Private and court appointed.
- Informal restructurings
- Cross-border restructurings and insolvencies.
- Creditor priorities
- Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and issue resolution skills;
- Strong planning and organizational skills;
- Entrepreneurial and leadership abilities;
- The ability to react with urgency and devote high levels of time and energy where deadlines require;
- Familiarity with electronic research techniques; and
- PC skills (MS Office).
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