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Corporate Commercial Paralegal

Posted: September 11, 2019 Company: Singleton Reynolds
Address: 1200 - 925 West Georgia Street Postal Code: V6C 3L2
Location: Vancouver Contact: Gohar Babakan
Phone: (604) 682-7474 Fax: (604) 682-1283
E-mail: jobs@singleton.com Website: https://www.singleton.com/

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is recognized as a leader in construction and infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate and business law. Founded in 1982, with its roots in construction litigation, the firm has grown to add a full complement of business law services including corporate commercial, commercial real estate, construction contracts, and estates planning.

Operating on a national platform, Singleton Reynolds is positioned as a best-in-class law firm offering legal services and a long-standing reputation in dispute resolution.

THE ROLE
  • Assists with incorporations and management/maintenance of corporate clients and any changes
  • Prepares documentation related to incorporation, amalgamation, extra-provincial registration, re-organizations, acquisitions, continuation, estate freezes, formation of partnerships, dissolution, etc.
  • Assists the corporate department with maintenance of corporate records minute books, and corporate database
  • Ensures documents comply with the applicable legislation (e.g. BCBCA, CBCA) and resolves any deficiencies
  • Ensures all key details from minute books are entered into the corporate database, in accordance with corporate department procedures
  • Performs due diligence of minute books by identifying deficiencies and material matters; prepares reports recommending manner of rectifying deficiencies and prepares necessary documents required to comply with governing statutes and rectifying any deficiencies
  • Prepares documents with and without firm precedents according to instructions and information provided by the Supervising Lawyer and information gathered through own research (examples include resolutions, minutes, and correspondence)
  • Reviews documents prepared by the Supervising Lawyer for general compliance with the related legislation
  • Researches, prepares, and revises precedents and technical procedures checklists to ensure compliance with current legislation and firm practice standards
  • Organizes small transactions and attends closings with the Supervising Lawyer to oversee the execution of documents
  • Maintains confidentiality of the Firm, client, and employee information
KEY QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE
  • Paralegal Diploma/Certificate plus a minimum of 3+ years’ experience as a Corporate Services Paralegal or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES
  • Working knowledge of laws/legislation relevant to the practice area, including British Columbia Business Corporations Act (BCBCA), Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), Income Tax Act (Canada); and other relevant business organization statutes, legal terminology, forms and documents related to the corporate practice area
  • Understanding of legal procedures and practices involved in drafting, processing and filing a variety of legal documents
  • Solid understanding of applicable legal references and their content
  • Advanced vocabulary, spelling, and grammar; excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate clearly using discretion, tact, and courtesy
  • Proficiency with computer programs including advanced MS Word, Excel, Corporate Records software and other relevant programs
  • Knowledge and proficiency in ALF
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, and manage multiple tasks ensuring deadlines are met
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and exercise judgement
  • Willingness to learn and accept challenges with dedication to providing quality services
  • Flexibility to work extra hours when required
KEY COMPENSATION

A competitive salary and benefits package together with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We offer a fitness subsidy, an annual education/tuition allowance, and ongoing continuing educational “Lunch & Learn” seminars.

KEY CONTACT

To pursue this employment opportunity, candidates are invited to submit their applications to:

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
Attention: Stephen Hinds
925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3L2

Email: jobs@singleton.com

Singleton Reynolds is committed to the principle of equality in employment standards and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short-listed and selected for interviews will be contacted.