Senior Law Clerk, Business Law

July 27 2022
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business, Generalist, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal
Toronto, ON

At McCarthy Tétrault, we offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities and are delighted to have been selected for the tenth consecutive year in 2022 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Our culture is built on professional excellence, collaboration, innovation, thought leadership and entrepreneurialism. We embrace inclusion in all its forms and we provide the tools and opportunities to help our people develop to their full potential.

We are currently seeking a Law Clerk to join our Business Law department. The successful incumbent will provide Senior level legal support to various types of corporate transactions, asset and share acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and tax driven transactions, amalgamations, continuances, dissolutions and other corporate matters.

This position can be based out of Toronto. McCarthy Tétrault employees benefit from a hybrid work environment.

As a Senior Law Clerk, Business Law, you will be:

  • Providing independent professional support services, including assistance with complex transactions.
  • Preparing and drafting some or all of the following documents:
    • Documents and articles relating to corporate reorganizations.
    • Documents and articles relating to asset/share purchase and sale transactions.
    • Documents relating to non-corporate entities, such as partnerships and not-for-profit corporations.
    • Due diligence review report.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities may include some or all of the following:
    • Attending on organizational meetings with clients/lawyers.
    • Assisting in drafting various agreements.
    • Reviewing and analyzing corporate charter documents and recommending changes as needed.
    • Drafting complex share provisions.
    • Assisting in preparation of complex closing agendas.
    • Conducting complex due diligence reviews.
    • Coordinating closing documents, searches, and reporting on other matters for the transaction.
    • Attending closings.
    • Preparing checklists and precedents.
    • Obtaining NUANS Reports and reporting on the results of same and updating if required.
    • Maintaining integrity of Corporate Database and all record keeping systems.
    • Mentoring junior law clerks.
  • Keeping current on changes in legislation and government policy and informing others as appropriate.
  • Ensuring quality and accuracy of work, and ensuring work is completed within reasonable time frame.

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • College Degree/Certificate in Law Clerk/Paralegal studies or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience working on due diligence, extra-provincial maintenance and matters, and audit inquiries, incorporation, amalgamation, director and officer changes, share transfers and redemptions, dividends, limited, partnership formations.
  • Excellent analytical skills, good judgment, organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Client-service oriented, including strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Capacity to occasionally accommodate a flexible schedule.
  • NUANS Completion Certificate, as required.
  • Experience with ALF database is an asset.

As a member of the McCarthy team, you will have access to:

  • Outstanding benefits from day one, including insurance premiums paid by the Firm and wellness and technology reimbursements.
  • Competitive compensation, paid overtime and generous time off, including a day off to volunteer and a day off for your birthday.
  • A commitment to professional development and growth opportunities for our people at all levels, supported by a culture that fully embraces and encourages two-way feedback.
  • Strong community involvement and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • A collaborative, cohesive culture that connects lawyers and business teams through collective purpose.

How to apply:

We invite you to submit your application to We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status. McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

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