Leasing Law Clerk- Bilingual

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    3 years +
    Junior, Intermediate
    Montreal City, QC, Canada

Marie-Hélène Cloutier

Manager, Recruitment Projects

(514) 447-8921

Julien Winterhalter

Legal Recruiter / Headhunter

(514) 228-2880 Ext. 325

3 years + | Montréal

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.

They currently have an opportunity for a Bilingual (French and English) Leasing Law Clerk in their Legal Department based in their Toronto or Montreal offices.

This position will primarily be accountable for drafting and negotiating agreements and documentation in the area of commercial leasing. This Bilingual Leasing Law Clerk will support our clients Canadian growth objectives by partnering with the Restaurant Development team and other internal business units to open new restaurants across the country. This position will also have the opportunity to support the Asset Management team in managing the existing restaurant portfolio, as the need arises. This position will provide you with an opportunity to hone your existing leasing 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 grow its real estate portfolio as the company works to expand its footprint and open new restaurants 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 team with the preparation, drafting and negotiation of commercial leases, licence agreements and contracts for the acquisition and disposition of real property across Canada
  • Advise on title, off-title, zoning, construction and other due diligence matters related to commercial leasing
  • 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:

  • Fluent language communication skills (written and verbal) in both French and English
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial leases 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
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Ref.: #33029

Tagged as : Bilingual, In-House, Intermediate, Junior, Paralegal, Real Estate
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