Legal Counsel, Leasing (5-10 years experience)

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 Legal Counsel with leasing and commercial real estate experience to join its legal team. You will analyze, interpret, negotiate and draft a broad range of legal agreements including letters of intent, leases, sub-leases and amendments.  You will also advise on general real estate, litigation, franchise and expropriation matters.  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 commercial leasing and real estate experience gained with a major firm and/or corporation.  Any experience in franchise law will also be of interest.  You will also need to be a strong negotiator, collaborator and communicator, able to take initiative and be a team player.  The ability to juggle competing obligations in a fast-paced environment will be required to succeed in this role as will leadership traits.

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 Caroline Haney at Haney Recrutement Juridique or Lorene Nagata of NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search at