Overview

Senior Business Associate Lawyer – 6-12 Month Contract -Remote

Our Ottawa based client is looking to add a highly qualified Senior Business Associate Lawyer with a minimum of 5 yearsof experience (more experience welcome!). The selected candidate will be working in a sophisticated business team environment and managing components of transactions independently, with specific experience in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, subordinated debt, growth equity, and venture capital transactions, among others.

Working directly within the business unit, you will be responsible for providing advice on structuring transactions and ensuring the accompanying documentation properly reflects business objectives.


Responsibilities

• Providing advice on structuring transactions involving , private equity, equity investments, subordinated debt, venture capital , etc, within the business team.
• Focusing on legal documentation, ensuring the business elements of that documentation reflect business objectives.
• Liaising with the legal department as well as external counsel.
• Providing training and guidance to the junior staff about documentation, to better understand structuring, etc.
• Brainstorming solutions in structuring transactions.
• Helping the business team to become more independent and fully operational.
• Delivering proactive, responsible legal support to your business team to mitigate legal risks for the organization

Requirements

• JD/LL.B and are a member in good standing with a Bar of a province or territory in Canada
• A minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience gained either in-house or at a law firm (more experience welcome).
• Interest in using your legal experience in a business role
• Broad experience in Corporate/ Commercial Law.
• Equity investment and private equity experience.
• An innovative and creative thinker in the structuring side of business.
• Experience in subordinate debt transactions
• The ability to collaborate and work with others to deliver results.
• Impeccable writing and communication skills; ability to communicate in clear, concise and compelling language
• Ability to self-motivate, work well independently as well as part of a team


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