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Job Title: Vice President, Legal ( ID: O4444 )
Career Category: Business, Commercial, Corporate, Corporate - General, Corporate Development, Corporate Governance, Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted Date: 2020-08-07
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you driven, result oriented, business savvy, and eager to help grow a company? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment? Life After Law has the ideal position for you!

Our client, a well established and growing company, is seeking a VP, Legal, who has clearly demonstrated leadership abilities and can excel as an integral member of the team. This position reports to the CFO and is responsible for managing the legal department. The role requires strong corporate transactional expertise, such as mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, shareholder agreements, commercial contracts and governance, and also encompasses leasing, labour, compliance, regulatory, advertising, IP and privacy matters.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity for someone with strong legal skills, solid business acumen and strategic vision to work as the VP, Legal in a stimulating and entrepreneurial milieu.


• Manage the legal department and mentor its members to ensure their professional growth;
• Act as a strategic advisor re: significant decisions from both a legal and business stand point, particularly with m & a transactions;
• Draft, review and negotiate various contracts, such as service agreements, shareholder contracts, asset and share purchase agreements, leases, letters of intent, supply agreements, and employment contracts;
• Manage all legal aspects of the transactions, including the due diligence process and document negotiations;
• Oversee external legal counsel;
•Manage litigation files and coordinate with outside counsel and insurers;
•Serve as the point of contact for communications re: legal business operations;
•Advise and assess contractual risks;
•Oversee regulatory compliance matters;
•Coordinate with financial partners re: legal matters, such as reviewing and negotiating agreements;
•Act as secretary to the board and audit committee; and
•Manage the legal budget.


The ideal candidate will:

•Be a member in good standing of the Quebec Bar with solid experience in Canadian common law matters;
•Have a minimum of 10 years of strong transactional legal experience, acquired In House in a corporate setting or in private practice, including experience managing a team;
•Have extensive corporate transactional experience, including m & a and complex reorganizations;
•Be solution oriented with strong business acumen and be effective in an entrepreneurial environment;
•Be able to mange competing priorities and be highly organized;
•Have strong planning and execution abilities;
•Be autonomous and a self-starter;
•Be an effective risk manager;
•Experience in the health sector an asset; and
•Have strong English skills (oral and written) and french conversation skills.

This is a unique opportunity for a business savvy lawyer with strong corporate transactional experience to join an established and innovative company as VP, Legal and work in a collaborative and exciting milieu.

If this describes you, and you are interested in this excellent opportunity, then please send us your details.

We thank all applicants. Only those with the required expertise will be contacted.



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