Senior Corporate Law Clerk

Five to seven years of experience preferred

About You

We are seeking a passionate and energetic senior corporate law clerk looking to work in a dynamic workplace. We put great effort to create an environment that values empathy, honesty, and accountability. We take care of our clients and each other!

Job Type

Full-time, Permanent.

Benefits

  • Extended Health Care

Schedule and Location

  • 40 hours/week
  • During the COVID-19 Pandemic, this position will be remote, however, our office will move to a hybrid in-office and remote workstyle. Our office is located in North York.

About the Role

As a boutique, we work in small teams with diverse clients and files. Your role will involve supporting start-up, trademarks and M&A matters as well as taking the lead for on-going corporate needs of our clients. You will work and assist with legal software that’s designed to create efficient work-flow and minimize paperwork.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to get involved in innovative R&D initiatives. We believe that diverse teams lead to more creative and well-rounded solutions.

About our Firm

Oziel Law specializes in business and technology law with an innovative edge; we use and create technology to deliver the most optimized legal solutions for clients. Our clients are start-ups and fast-growing businesses in a range of industries such as software, robotics, food science, biotech, gaming, e-sports, blockchain, and fashion/apparel. Our clients are founders and entrepreneurs - this means real people with passion and ambition.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare and file articles and corporate documentation under Federal and Ontario law relating to simple/complex incorporations, partnerships, organizations, amendments, dissolution, extra-provincial registrations, amalgamations (long and short form), continuances, and revivals
  • Preparing corporate resolutions and maintaining minute book records
  • Corporate re-organizations (including rollovers, financings, and estate freezes)
  • M&A and corporate finance transactions, including ordering and reviewing corporate searches and participating in closings
  • Preparation of director and shareholder meeting material
  • Conduct corporate and trademark searches (Canada, US, and International trademark databases)
  • Draft new trademark applications
  • Organize and prepare signature packages using our firm’s legal and e-signature software
  • Experience training and mentoring junior clerks
  • Experience in Securities Law and using SEDAR/SEDI would be a plus

Qualifications & Education

  • 5 to 7 years of corporate law experience.
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team-oriented atmosphere.
  • A solid understanding of legal terminology and knowledge of federal and provincial corporate statutes and procedures.
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary law clerk, certificate/diploma offered by a recognized Ontario educational institution, or demonstrable experience.
  • Proficiency in legal software, cloud-based software (electronic signature platforms), G-Suite software (Google Docs, Gmail), and Office 365 software (OneDrive, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • The following background/experiences would be an asset:
    • Completion of the ILCO Corporate Law Clerk;
    • Working knowledge of Cyberbahn, ESC, Athennian, and Clio;
    • Knowledge of Canadian Trademark legislation and procedures; and
    • Experience in a similar position in a Corporate Law practice.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and references addressed to Allan Oziel (aoziel@oziellaw.ca).