Senior Law Clerk
Reporting to the Director, Legal Affairs, the Junior Law Clerk is primarily responsible for the preparation and negotiation of legal documents in connection with leasing transactions.
• Prepare legal documentation for commercial leasing transactions (retail focus);
• Negotiate legal terms of offers to lease, letters of intent, leases, renewals, transfers, relocations, expansions, terminations, estoppels etc.;
• Draft, review and revise notices of default and termination;
• Finalize legal documentation and preparing internal approval forms for deal approval and document execution by authorized signing officers of owner companies;
• Review and comment on legal documentation prepared by third parties (i.e. tenants, brokers and lawyers);
• Ensure legal documentation is in line with company policies, procedures, strategies and approved signing authority;
• Advise leasing department of business and legal concerns in papering transactions;
• Respond to inquiries (internal and external) and interpret lease-related issues;
• Conduct Teraview searches;
• Other responsibilities as required.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Required level of education and job-related experience:
• Undergraduate Degree;
• 3 years in a law firm or equivalent time in a commercial real estate company drafting and negotiating sophisticated complex commercial leases and ancillary legal documents.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
• Strong organizational, communication and negotiating skills;
• Pragmatic approach to problem solving and analytical review;
• Sound knowledge of commercial leasing;
• Excellent drafting skills;
• Self-motivated and detail-oriented;
• Flexible and capable of working in a dynamic fast pace environment with tight deadlines;
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
REQUIRED LICENSE OR PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION:
• Certification from the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, or equivalent experience.
Excellent compensation commensurate with experience and full benefit package. Successful applicants will be subject to a background check.