General Counsel

Description

We are looking for a General Counsel to join our team!  The successful applicant will lead our legal function with a focus on contract negotiations, intellectual property rights, data privacy, corporate governance, taxation, and employment matters.  Reporting to the CFO/COO, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to build an in-house function in an exciting fast-paced environment.

What you’ll get to do:
  • Act as internal legal advisor on all Company initiatives.
  • Hands on drafting and review of client contracts as well as vendor and partnership agreements.
  • Ensure compliance with data privacy regulations by continually reviewing business practices and consulting subject matter experts as necessary. 
  • Work closely with Human Resources to address employee relations matters.
  • Advise on corporate governance and shareholder matters.
  • Advise on intercompany issues and develop intercompany agreements.
  • Review and assist with completing client compliance and due diligence requests.
  • Inform and advise management on legal ramifications of business decisions in order to mitigate risk.
  • Review all communication related to contracts, policies, and agreements.
Who you are:
  • You are qualified to practice law in Ontario.
  • You have a minimum of five years’ experience as a lawyer with primary focus on commercial law in Canada and the United States.
  • You have experience working with software developers / Application Service Providers.
  • You have experience with in-house legal counsel
  • You have excellent communication skills both written and verbal (English is mandatory).
  • You are self-motivated, accountable, and able to develop policies and processes from the ground up.
  • You are able to use broad legal knowledge in conjunction with sound business understanding to come up with solutions that fit the organization.
What we offer:
  • An opportunity to work in a stable and exciting work environment with growth opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Medical and dental benefits without a waiting period
  • Four (4) weeks paid vacation
  • Location! We are in Don Mills with free parking, close to the 401 and DVP, with bike racks, and a TTC stop outside our office 
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • A culture that encourages volunteering, giving back, team activities, and teamwork 
  • Free coffee, David’s Tea, filtered water, and soft drinks
  • An open concept, bright office with access to Wilket Creek and Sunnybrook Park
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