• Associate Lawyer (Relocation to Toronto)

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/9/2018 5:31 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Years of Experience
    Job Industry
    Business and Professional Services, Legal
  • About Us

    BDO Law LLP is comprised of experts who are familiar with the legal and regulatory landscape who can offer a holistic approach to all legal business needs while offering seamless and efficient solutions for corporate clients. BDO Law LLP has simplified the practice of corporate law by modernizing typical forms while being paperless and having an accessible database for Partners’ & clients' use.


    Our suite of services include:

    • Incorporation of companies
    • Establishment of trusts
    • Formation of partnerships
    • Negotiating and drafting legal agreements
    • Preparation and maintenance of corporate records and minute books
    • Share and asset transactions including acquisitions and divestitures
    • Estate planning
    • Entity mergers and amalgamations, windups and liquidations

    Job Description (EN)

    Position Summary


    BDO Law LLP has an immediate opening for an Associate Lawyer to join our team for a 12-month contract with the potential for extension or permanent employment at the contract's completion. The successful candidate will be comfortable advising clients on corporate and commercial matters. Also the successful individual must be comfortable with relocating to Toronto, ON.


    The incumbent will also have an opportunity for professional development by putting forth his or her best efforts through exposure to diverse corporate transactions, an opportunity for mentoring and continued legal education while making a significant contribution towards the development of our new firm.



    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    • Advising clients on corporate, partnership and trust matters, such as incorporations, trust and partnership formations, reorganizations, rollovers, etc.;
    • Drafting various corporate, partnership and commercial documents and agreements, including unanimous shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and trust agreement;
    • Advising clients on share and asset transactions (M&A) and negotiating on their behalf;
    • Experience in any of the following would be advantageous: wills and estates, real estate, commercial leasing, personal and corporate tax.
    • Ability to handle a high volume of matters and a focus on quality and timeliness.
    • Support the growth of BDO’s new legal practice, by partnering with the senior legal counsel and senior corporate clerk to develop systems, policies and procedures.
    • Sustain and develop your knowledge of corporate/commercial, tax and other areas of law that affect BDO’s clients.


    Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

    • Demonstrated interest in corporate and commercial law and an interest in developing a busy transactional practice
    • LL.B or JD
    • Admitted or qualified to be admitted by transfer to the Bar of Ontario (admissions to other Canadian provincial bars would be advantageous)
    • 2-5 years of previous job-related work experience
    • Ability to influence and motivate
    • Strong written communication abilities
    • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills


    Our Vision

    BDO Law LLP is committed to redefining how corporate legal services are delivered while being engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities. 


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