LEGAL COUNSEL (5-9 years – Secured Lending, Structured or
Corporate Finance and/or Investment funds experience)

Our client is an organization whose primary focus is on investing close to $95 billion in net assets for its members. It is also an organization that has been recognized as a leader in sustainable and responsible investing, winning environmental awards in the recent past. With offices in downtown Toronto, our client’s environment is fast-paced, friendly and diverse.

This organization continues to grow both in size and complexity of its operations. Over the past 3 months, it has added two lawyers to its team and is now seeking a further lawyer to join its legal department on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, the successful candidate will play an integral role in supporting the business groups responsible for the investments. This individual will provide advice to the business groups on a wide range of investments and related regulatory and ancillary documentation, and will identify and manage investment legal risk. This person will also lead work projects from a legal perspective, including new investment initiatives and assisting with the implementation of new policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-confident individual who takes a practical approach to providing legal support and advice, with 5-9 years of legal experience in secured lending, structured or corporate finance and/or public and private investment fund transactions gained at a leading law firm or as in-house counsel, with at least 3-4 years of similar private practice experience. Any experience with other fixed income and/or securities laws will also be of interest. As the successful candidate will be expected to work with and advise business groups, they must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) and be a team player. Client focused, strong business acumen and the ability to juggle competing interests are essential qualities for success in this results-oriented organization.

This position will provide an excellent opportunity for the right individual to continue to develop their legal career and their business and management skills as the organization continues to evolve. Our client is dedicated to serving its clients and other stakeholders in an environment with increasingly complex challenges. To ensure its success, the organization is committed to hiring exceptional people who will contribute their energy and talents towards achieving these goals. For further information, please send your material to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at NagataConnex Executive Legal Search or contact them for an initial confidential discussion.