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Job Title: Legal Counsel or Notary - Real Estate ( ID: O6530 )
Career Category: Legal, Real Estate
Posted Date: 2021-05-03
Location: Montreal, Quebec
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced real estate lawyer or notary seeking to work In House at a well established and entrepreneurial company and utilize their expertise outside of private practice in an engaging position that offers work-life balance. This successful candidate can work from home or from the office. The position can be either full time (40 hours) or a reduced schedule (with hours spread over 4-5 days/week).

Our client, a privately held mortgage financing company is seeking an In House Counsel or Notary for its Montréal office. This position reports directly to the President and this individual will work in a very collegial and dynamic work environment that offers autonomy, file management, significant client contact, and a hands-on approach in a professional business context.


· Preparation of commitment letters, renewal contracts and additional legal documents for new loan transactions;

· Coordinate with third parties and collect relevant documentation for new loans;

· Mandate external notaries for new files;

· Supervise and support external legal counsel re: ongoing legal matters and act as their main point of contact; and

· Additional responsibilities as directed by the President.


The ideal candidate will:

· Be a lawyer and a member of the Barreau du Quebec or a Notary admitted to the Chambre des Notaires (for notaries there is no requirement to receive deeds or to maintain a trust account);

· Have approximately 5+ years of pertinent real estate experience;

· Be fully bilingual – capable of working in both English and French;

· Possess strong drafting and communication skills;

· Have solid judgement and strong business acumen;

· Be capable of working autonomously and as a team;

· Be resourceful, thorough and professional;

· Have strong interpersonal skills; and

· Be client service oriented and have the ability to manage competing priorities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a real estate lawyer or notary with the requisite experience seeking to utilize their skills In House and join a professional, thriving, pleasant and collaborative business milieu, where they can develop their career for the long term in an environment that also offers the possibility of a flexible schedule and remote work (which will include 1 day/week at the office post pandemic).

If this describes you and you are interested in this exciting opportunity, then please send us your resume in confidence.

We thank all applicants. Only those candidates with the requisite experience will be contacted.



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