Law Clerk

  • Law Clerk / Paralegal
  • North York
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    5+ Years
    North York

Kareyn Gauthier

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Legal Support

(416) 807-6424

North York | 5 + Years

Our client, a restaurant chain who is committed to being the best, and that starts with finding the best talent. They have built a team of extraordinary people from around the world. They are problem solvers, risk takers, innovators, and thought leaders that take their work seriously, but have fun doing it. They challenge themselves to get smarter and sharper every day, are committed to personal and professional growth, and believe in rewarding and celebrating their successes.

Our client currently has an opportunity for a Law Clerk in their Legal Department in the Toronto office.  This is a twenty-four month contract position.

This position will primarily be accountable for drafting and negotiating agreements and documentation in the areas of commercial real estate and commercial leasing. This Law Clerk will partner with our clients Canadian Asset Management team and other internal business units to manage  existing real property portfolio across the country.  This position will also have the opportunity to support the Restaurant Development team in opening new restaurants, as the need arises. This position will provide you with an opportunity to hone your existing skills, explore new issues and work closely with, and be mentored by other members of the legal and business teams.

Who you are
You thrive in a collaborative team environment and enjoy building productive work relationships with internal and external teams. You have strong negotiation, project management and administrative skills to move your projects forward. You are self-sufficient and own your work from start to finish. You take smart risks to help the business meet their goals.  You are a critical thinker, adaptable and confident with strong communication skills to effectively support the team in a fast paced and agile environment.

What’s in it for you?
This is an unparalleled opportunity to join a winning organization during an exciting time of transformational change. Help secure its real estate portfolio as the company works to update and continually improve its restaurant operations and expand its footprint across the country.  If you are looking for a company with a winning culture where you can grow in depth and breadth while making a tangible impact on central initiatives, this is the right position for you.

Principal Accountabilities

In addition to adhering to policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support business teams with the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases and licence agreements
  • Act and advise on title, off-title, zoning, construction and other due diligence matters
  • Provide support to lawyers and other law clerks in the Legal Department
  • Identify and implement process improvements and working efficiencies within the Legal team and across the business
  • Build precedent and template documents and augment existing Legal Department resources


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial leases, agreements of purchase and sale for real property and ancillary legal documents
  • Being licensed as a paralegal, a law clerk designation or equivalent law clerk education will be an asset
  • Prior experience at a law firm or in-house from a major corporation will be an asset
  • Outstanding analytical, drafting and negotiation skills, with an ability to learn quickly and apply technical skills to a wide range of business initiatives
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

For more information or to submit your CV to kgauthier@zsa.ca reference #33030

Tagged as : In-House, Intermediate
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