February 1 2024
Industries Legal
Categories Generalist,
Vancouver, BC • Full time

Whitelaw Twining is a highly successful multi-disciplinary firm with a focus on litigation and with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto providing a full-range of legal expertise. In 2022, we increased the opportunities for our firm and our staff by joining the DWF Group, a global provider of integrated legal and business services.

We are an innovative, passionate team, promoting a professional, supportive and engaging environment to our team members. Since the beginning, we've pushed beyond standard litigation to find progressive, creative solutions for our clients.

Whitelaw Twining is extremely proud of its professional work environment that encourages team and social interaction between staff and lawyers. We believe that people work best in a collegial atmosphere where they are empowered to build their careers and make a positive contribution to our work environment.

Join us at WT!

We are seeking an intermediate Paralegal in our Vancouver office to work with a generalist solicitor to support our growing and dynamic Indigenous Practice group. The preferred candidate will have experience with corporations/LP structuring & restructuring, transactional work, real estate & leasing, contract drafting, minute books and M&A work.

An ideal candidate is someone with experience in corporate/commercial/real estate law who thrives in a collaborative team environment and is focused on achieving results.

What you'll be doing:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising commercial contracts, agreements, disclosure schedules, closing documents and other documentation;
  • Preparing, compiling, organizing and filing relevant documents and information, ensuring all required documents are executed and delivered;
  • Researching and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations;
  • Assisting in transaction closings and post-merger integration;
  • Complying with antitrust, securities, and other relevant regulations;
  • Handling post-closing matters, such as document retention and distribution;
  • Draft corporate resolutions, notices, agreements and other ancillary documents in connection with complex transactions;
  • Draft complex share provisions and documents pertaining to corporate and tax reorganizations (ITA ss 51, 85, 86, 97), financings and share or asset purchase transactions;
  • Draft documents relating to incorporations, organizations, amalgamations, amendments/alterations, rollovers, redemptions, annual proceedings, dividends, continuances, dissolutions, revivals, extra-provincial registrations across Canada, licenses, limited partnerships and business names;
  • Conduct corporate searches, minute book reviews and prepare reports. Analyze corporate charter documents and corporate records to ensure compliance with governing statutes and make recommendations on relevancy and remedial actions;
  • Maintain and review corporate records, securities ledgers and registers, including uploading executed documents to virtual minute books;
  • Perform thorough due diligence investigations on properties, such as title searches, lien searches, zoning verifications, and environmental assessments. Summarize findings and provide relevant information to attorneys;
  • Document Preparation: Assist in drafting and reviewing various legal documents, including contracts, leases, purchase agreements, deeds, and other real estate transactional documents. Ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to legal requirements;
  • Transactional Support: Collaborate with attorneys and clients throughout the entire real estate transaction process. Prepare closing checklists, coordinate with other parties involved, organize and review documents, and ensure all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and on time;
  • Client Communication: Communicate with clients, real estate agents, lenders, and other relevant parties to gather information, provide updates, and answer inquiries related to real estate transactions. Maintain professional and prompt communication to ensure excellent client service;
  • File Management: Establish and maintain organized physical and electronic filing systems for real estate documents. Manage and update databases, track critical dates, deadlines, and document versions;
  • Court Filings: Assist attorneys in preparing and filing legal documents with the appropriate courts or government agencies, such as property liens, foreclosures, or evictions.

What you'll bring:

  • 3+ years' of paralegal experience working in corporate/commercial/real estate law;
  • Effective time management and organizational skills and ability to follow instructions;
  • Proven track record to run files with minimum supervision;
  • A paralegal certificate or diploma;
  • Results-oriented team player with strong analytical skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, etc.);
  • Knowledge of iManage and Elite would be an asset.

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $94,000 per annum, dependent on individual experience.

Our firm benefits include Extended Health benefit, Dental coverage, LTD, DI, casual dress code, early finish ahead of statutory holidays and more.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion:

Nurturing talent is very important to us. We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work. At Whitelaw Twining and DWF Group, we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Embrace this opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our firm's success, submit your resume to:

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