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In-House Counsel


• Conducting legal due diligence and working closely with the deal team in respect of merger and acquisition transactions. Drafting and negotiating legal documents and closing merger and acquisition transactions.
• Providing securities law advice with respect to public company matters and drafting various securities law related documents
Negotiate, draft, review and manage corporate contracts such as engineering, construction and procurement agreements, consulting agreements, sales and supply agreements, lease agreements and non-disclosure agreements to ensure they meet business needs and minimize legal risks
• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents with respect to commercial loan agreements and transactions
• Work together with the General Counsel and CFO in board governance matters, as needed, included drafting resolutions, reviewing board documents, assisting in the development of board materials and other corporate governance matters
• Serving as a legal resource to internal business clients on a variety of legal matters, including contract drafting and negotiations and managing legal risks
• Keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes that may impact the business and advising the business of same
• Provide accurate and practical legal advice to the business in a timely and professional manner on practice-related matters

• 3-6 years of experience as a business lawyer in private practice or in-house with a focus on corporate law, securities, mergers and acquisitions and public company matters
• Must have a JD or LL.B • Licensed to practice in Ontario. Licensed to practice in other Canadian or United States jurisdictions would be an asset
• Sound judgement, critical thinking ability, strong interpersonal and leadership skills • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Confidence to deal with senior management team and the board of directors • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to independently manage a caseload; develop and apply a practical approach to legal issues in accordance with the corporate strategy and overall business goals

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