Director, Legal - Corporate Counsel


Our client, an established Toronto based technology company providing an online retail marketplace, is looking to hire their first in-house lawyer.   

As Director, Legal – Corporate Counsel, you will be responsible for supporting and guiding matters related to high volume commercial transactions on sophisticated deals and alliances. You will be a key team member with responsibility for directing activities and negotiating our client’s most important commercial transactions in support of their business goals and objectives.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Negotiating and advising on legal matters across the commercial transaction landscape
  • Providing legal counsel to ensure closing commercial deals each quarter
  • Closely aligning with the leaders to ensure the scaling of their teams, processes and systems as required by the growth of business and customer needs
  • Contributing to the legal strategy, for new product offerings and to legal strategy and approach for alliance initiatives
  • Participating in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and providing counsel and guidance on legal matters and risk
  • Advising on legal issues as they relate to funds
  • Identifying and helping to mitigate legal and commercial risks for the business, including risks associated with the introduction of new products and services and/or expansion into new regions and territories
  • Developing, designing, and conducting ongoing commercial legal training and awareness activities
  • Developing and maintaining contracting templates and playbooks for all commercial matters
You are the ideal candidate if you have/are:
  • 5+ years of corporate/ commercial experience gained in-house and/or at a leading law firm (More experience welcomed!)
  • Member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Excellent corporate and commercial legal skills, including the ability to negotiate contracts and focus on details while understanding larger corporate goals
  • Strong business acumen and judgment, including the ability to set priorities, align plans and work effectively with multiple stakeholders to develop practical solutions for a broad range of legal and business problems
  • Experience in partnering with and supporting a fast-paced sales or business development organization to close deals
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously in such an environment to help drive deals to close
  • Ability to help identify and mitigate risk in connection with new products and services
  • Knowledge of technology related commercial transactions, professional services, sales, SaaS and enterprise B2B transactions is considered an asset
  • Ability to adapt legal requirements in balanced, creative and pragmatic ways
  • Proven experience with commercial contracts lifecycle management, procurement operations and driving automation and other efficiencies in the commercial space
If this describes you, and you have a proven track record practising corporate/commercial law and you are interested in joining a dynamic, fast-paced, growing organization that provides a competitive compensation package, send us your details!


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