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Toronto | 8 + Years
Our client, a firm new to Toronto is looking to add a Securities Law Clerk to their team.
The Securities Clerk will provide support primarily to the corporate and securities lawyers in the Toronto office as well as providing Canadian support to the corporate section across the firm, as needed. The Securities Clerk will act as a subject matter expert for the section in overseeing all Canadian securities law filings, including System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (“SEDAR”) and System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (“SEDI”) filings, as well as minute book maintenance.
Manage and assist with all SEDAR and SEDI filings, including confidential filings with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada (the “Canadian Securities Adminstrators”).
Assist with the preparation of submissions to the Canadian Securities Administrators with respect to securities filings, including prospectus filings, exempt distributions report and applications for exemptive relief.
Assist with corporate due diligence matters, maintain corporate records and prepare resolutions for corporate transactions.
Prepare documents for incorporations, organizations, charter amendments, share transfers, amalgamations, continuances, dissolutions, revivals, extra-provincial and business name registrations, draft share conditions.
Train section teammates on SEDAR and SEDI filing procedures and best practices.
Review changes to Canadian securities laws and bulletins and notices issued by the Canadian Securities Administrators and Canadian stock exchanges and prepare internal firm updates.
Prepare correspondence to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, the NEO Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange.
Assist in the preparation of continuous and periodic disclosure documents.
Request and obtain ISIN and CUSIP numbers from the Canadian Depository for Securities.
Assist in the creation and filing of materials for prospective offerings and brokered/non-brokered private placement financings in adherence to NI 41-101, NI 45-106, and TSX/TSXV policies.
Conduct searches of public company information.
Act as a liaison between clients, lawyers, and regulators to obtain information, receive instruction and report on matter statuses.
Prepare for and assist with closings and client meetings.
Prepare drafts of closing agenda, corporate resolutions, certification and other customary closing documents.
Assemble, catalogue and assist in analyzing due diligence.
Order Certificates of Good Standing and certified documents and documentation for closings, agreement representations and back-up documentation for legal opinions.
Maintain corporate records.
Prepare drafts of and file annual reports.
Prepare drafts of and file documents for qualifications, mergers, conversions and dissolutions.
Process audit letters.
Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.
Bachelor’s degree required.
8+ years of corporate/securities paralegal experience
Advanced knowledge and experience using SEDAR and SEDI is required. Experience training others in SEDAR and SEDI filing procedures is preferred.
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.
Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process.
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands and meet various deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Outstanding sense of customer service.
Enthusiastic, proactive, and positive attitude.
Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.
High level of integrity and honesty.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.
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