Corporate Paralegal - Saskatoon

June 10 2024
Expected expiry date: June 28 2024
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business,
Saskatoon, SK • Full time

About MLT Aikins
MLT Aikins is a full-service law firm of more than 300 lawyers and nearly 500 additional team members across the four western provinces. Named one of Canada's best law firms by the Globe and Mail, MLT Aikins is the only law firm to have offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. As one of the largest firms in Canada, we have the bench strength and geographic scope to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients.

Job Summary

Our Saskatoon office is looking for a strong, experienced paralegal to join the team and work with our growing corporate client base. The ideal candidate will have good practical training and experience from working in a busy corporate practice at a business law firm and will have graduated from an accredited legal program (equivalencies will be considered).

Candidates must have transactional and drafting experience and be proficient with ALF or an equivalent corporate database. They must be able to multi-task and prioritize workload, pay attention to detail, be analytical, possess the ability to apply concepts, and have excellent organizational, communication and written skills. This is a client-based environment and corporate paralegals work directly with lawyers and clients on transactions across the firm. The candidate must be able to take instruction, understand basic corporate transactions and work independently to provide draft documentation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending to corporate filings with the Saskatchewan Corporate Registry and Corporations Canada
  • Preparing documents with respect to incorporations/organizations, name changes, amalgamations, dissolutions, restorals, revivals, re-organizations, various article amendments, continuances and other transaction-related documents
  • Preparing and filing documents for partnerships, limited partnerships, business names and coordinating extra-provincial registrations across Canada
  • Preparing documents to change the registered office, issue and transfer shares, appoint and remove directors and officers, document dividends, share redemptions and other corporate resolutions
  • Drafting customized resolutions and any related documentation and conducting online filings for complex transactions, often on a time-sensitive basis
  • Conducting minute book reviews and preparing documents to correct minute book deficiencies
  • Conducting and reviewing corporate searches
  • Responding to daily inquiries from counsel and clients and handling day-to-day corporate matters
  • Updating and maintaining corporate records and minute books; ensuring documents comply with the applicable legislation and are entered into the database
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications include:

  • Graduate of a recognized paralegal program (equivalencies will be considered)
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience as a paralegal in a corporate environment
  • Knowledge of corporate law and basic accounting principles required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including proofreading, spelling and grammar skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple deadlines, complete tasks under time constraints and work independently
  • Ability to follow instructions with minimal supervision and thrive in a fast-paced, professional team environment
  • A client-focused approach and commitment to providing exceptional service to internal and external clients; customer service and communication skills are an asset
  • Advanced computer skills including in Word, Excel, Outlook and document management software; proficient with ALF database or equivalent is an asset

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Comprehensive coverage for health and wellness benefits
  • Access to group savings plans and investment options
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Mentorship and support
  • A positive and inclusive work environment

Our Diversity Statement

MLT Aikins is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse work environment. Our principles of diversity, equity and inclusion create a space for everyone to collaborate, allowing us to deliver excellent and increasingly innovative legal service to our clients. We encourage individuals of a diverse group to apply to our job postings.

If this sounds like you, please submit your resumé and cover letter using the form below. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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