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Job Title: Commercial Lawyer- Unique Opportunity outside of private practice ( ID: A2723 )
Career Category: Commercial, Commercial Contracts, Contracts, Contracts Management, Corporate - General, Corporate Law, Editing, Transactions, Writing
Posted Date: 2014-09-23
Location: Toronto
Description:  
Do you know the Canadian legal information landscape and understand Commerical law better than anyone you know? Are you able to translate your years of hands-on experience and know-how into practical useful tools that assist other lawyers with their practice? We want to hear from you! Our client, a prestigious international company is looking to add a Sr. Commercial Transactional Lawyer- to their Toronto team.

Working as part of the transactional products team, you will be responsible for drafting valuable “savoir-faire” transactional content for a new brand of products for the Canadian market. These new products provide practical knowledge to the legal community by breaking down complex legal information into useful tools that help legal practitioners improve law firm or in-house efficiencies.

The role will include:
- drafting, writing, and editing transactional content, including checklists, practice guidance notes, and templates and precedents according to the organization’s writing style;
-monitoring legal practice and market developments in transactional market areas;
-developing ideas for transactional content to be published;
-maintaining relationships with external law firm contributors providing content;
-maintaining and fostering relationships with law firms, lawyers, in-house counsel and industry groups to ensure that the practical information is current, and cutting-edge and meets their needs;
- assisting sales team by participating in sales calls and demonstrating service to potential subscribers; and
- assisting marketing team by participating in events and creation of educational programs.

Requirements:

You are the ideal candidate if you have:

•An LL.B/ JD,
• 6+ years’ experience working as a Commercial lawyer at a top tier law firm;
•expertise in all aspects of Commercial law including: general contract principles and boilerplate; purchase, sale and supply of goods, e-commerce transactions; manufacturing, distribution, logistics, warehousing and reseller transactions; consulting, sales representative and professional services arrangements; strategic alliances and joint ventures; and outsourcing;
•significant practice experience in one or more of the following areas is an asset: government contracting and procurement; international trade (including import/export regulations); franchising; marketing and advertising; competition law; consumer regulatory issues (product safety and labeling);
•Have excellent drafting and writing skills and a very close attention to detail;
•Have the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply, in plain English;
•enthusiasm, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services
•good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firms and in-house counsel and the legal market;
•strong analytical, problem-solving skills and issue resolution skills
•exceptional time management, planning and organizational skills.
•entrepreneurial abilities
•PC skills and familiarity with electronic research techniques
•ability to manage multiple competing deadlines

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining a well-established, growing organization that provides a competitive compensation package, a stimulating work environment, and promotes great work-life balance, send us your details.

Only those with the requisite experience will be considered.

        

 

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