Law Clerk – Franchising / Real Estate (5-10 years experience) (Montreal)

Our client, Loblaw Companies Limited (“Loblaw”) is Canada’s food and pharmacy leader and the nation’s largest retailer. With a network of 2,500 corporate and independently-operated stores in communities across the country, it employs close to 200,000 Canadians, making it one of Canada’s largest private sector employers.  Recently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2021) and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2021), Loblaw clearly values and respects its employees and has created an excellent environment in which to work. Loblaw’s goal is to be the best in food, health and beauty – to help Canadians Live Life Well ®.

Loblaw’s Quebec legal team oversees a broad range of work including real estate, leasing and franchise matters for Provigo / Maxi and Pharmaprix.  This group is now seeking a Law Clerk with Franchising experience to join its legal team. You will draft a broad range of franchise documents including franchise agreements, renewals, defaults, transfers and terminations.  Alternatively, someone with a commercial real estate background with an interest in being trained up in franchise law will be considered.  This individual will report directly to the Senior Director, and be located in its office in Montreal.

The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of franchise experience gained with a major firm and/or corporation.  We will also consider someone with commercial real estate experience with an interest in franchise law.  You will need to be a strong negotiator, drafter and communicator, able to take initiative and be a team player.  The being detail oriented and having the ability to juggle competing obligations in a fast-paced environment will be required to succeed in this role.

Loblaw is committed to being socially responsible by respecting the environment, sourcing with integrity, making a positive difference in its communities, reflecting our nation’s diversity and being a great place to work. If you are a constant learner determined to pursue excellence and ready to work in a dynamic environment, then we invite you to apply. This position offers interesting and high-profile work as well as long-term career growth opportunities. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please forward your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata of NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search at info@nagataconnex.com or Caroline Haney of Haney Recrutement Juridique at caroline@haneyrecrutement.com.