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Legal Assistant – Corporate Commercial and Financial Services

Contract Permanent
  • Contract
  • Permanent
  • Toronto

Career Connections Canada Inc.

'Connecting great people with great companies'

Our client in Toronto is looking for a hardworking Legal Assistant with Corporate Commercial and/or Financial Services experience. The role will be assisting a lawyer who works primarily in the areas of insolvency and corporate/commercial law, focusing on reorganizations, restructurings and liquidations with emphasis in the areas of secured financing, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and insolvency. The right candidate will be a self-motivated individual who enjoys being busy. Being able to work both independently and on a team is important in this role, and a high attention to detail is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, draft, edit and finalize closing agendas and all transactional documents relating to lending and corporate transactions
  • Organize and track delivery of closing documents
  • Draft renewal agreements for lending transactions
  • Prepare annual resolutions
  • Compile Record Books
  • Communicate professionally with all internal and external clients
  • Proofread and check documents
  • Diarize and track deadlines
  • Produce the highest quality of work
  • Handle a high volume of daily administrative tasks
  • Manage duties related to accounting
  • Accountable for all work assigned
  • Arrange meetings
  • Calendar management
  • Takes initiative
  • Confidential

Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ previous experience as a Legal Assistant in Financial Services or Corporate Law
  • Successful completion of a related post-secondary Legal Assistant or Law Clerk program
  • Knowledge of Workshare Compare or a similar document comparison program
  • Overtime, as required
  • Handle time pressure situations and stress of multiple demands

 Skills: 

  • Microsoft 365 suite of applications, including experience with creating, numbering, styling and rebuilding documents
  • Familiarity with iManage and DocuSign
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good judgement and decision making
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Detailed

Why You Should Apply:

  • Opportunities for growth and on the job training and development
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • We pride ourselves on being a mid-sized firm with a family feel
  • Active involvement in our community with opportunities to volunteer
  • Mentor program
  • On-site wellness

***Career Connections Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request an accommodation, please contact Career Connections Canada Inc.

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