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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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.

Specific Skills:
• 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.

 


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