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Job Title: General Counsel - Part Time (3 Days a Week) ( ID: A8580 )
Career Category: Business Affairs, Business Strategy, Commercial Contracts, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Employment Law, Intellectual Property
Posted Date: 2016-08-24
Location: Toronto, Ontario
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a General Counsel on a part time basis for a large manufacturing and distribution company in Toronto, Ontario. This is a newly created one year contract position with the possibility of becoming a permanent role.

This new General Counsel will report directly to the CFO and be involved in both the legal and strategic aspects of the business. If you are a lawyer with strong expertise drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, have experience in IP matters, working with a Board of Directors, managing risks and providing strategic advice to an organization, then this is the opportunity for you.

Responsibilities Include:

•Managing legal risks for the organization and acting as legal “Counselor” to Senior Executives on strategic issues
•Acting as a strong negotiator for the organization
•Tracking current contracts (monitoring existing contracts – including compliance, renewal dates, milestone dates)
•Reviewing new agreements such as: sales, supply/co-manufacturing, non-disclosure, brokerage, licensing, and equipment contracts
•Dealing with employee issues and employee contracts
•Having responsibility for IP matters and agreements, such as handling trademarks issues: maintaining registration and renewals, coordinating searches for new marks, packaging review, and reviewing trademark agreements with customers
•Responsible for the maintenance of Provincial and Federal Registrations
•Supervising external legal counsel; retaining and negotiating fees with outside counsel and being the point person on such matters
•Advising the Board of Directors: corporate secretary, governance matters and the administration/interpretation of shareholder agreements and limited partnership agreements


You are the ideal candidate if you:

•Have an LL.B/JD and are a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada
•Have a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in a Corporate Counsel role or in private practice. More senior practitioners are encouraged to apply and salary is commensurate with experience
•Have experience advising management on all legal aspects of a business and can develop and implement legal strategies and solutions
•Have exceptional negotiation, decision-making and analytical skills
•Are able to successfully partner with various business units to achieve results
•Are extremely well-organized with strong communication, and excellent interpersonal skills
•Are a dynamic leader with the ability to provide strong proactive support and strategic direction on all legal matters to the executive team
•Are self-motivated, resourceful, innovative and work well with minimal supervision
•Are a strong team player who engenders trust and adapts quickly to changing circumstances
•Are able to organize, multitask and focus on complex concepts

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining a large, thriving organization that provides a competitive compensation package, and a stimulating work environment, send us your details.



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