Legal Counsel

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Author pmnationtalk
Date July 14, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Farm Credit Canada
Location Kanata, ON
Category Legal / Paralegal
Client Farm Credit Canada
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Job Title: Legal Counsel
Job Number: 093-17/18
Location: Kanata, Ontario
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Closing Date: August 03, 2017
Division: Governance
Language Requirement: English
Term: Permanent

Real estate, commercial lending lawyer needed
Join our Legal Services team, and provide legal advice to the corporation primarily in relation to commercial lending (loans up to $100 million). You’ll be involved in all aspects of the lending transaction from development and structure to negotiation and documentation, including all forms of security, as well as identifying issues requiring risk mitigation measures and corporate commercial perspective and knowledge.

You’ll also provide legal advice on various matters of law pertaining to FCC’s activities, including:

  • Advising on corporate authority, compliance requirements, and rights and obligations under contracts
  • Interpreting statutes, internal documentation and policies
  • Retaining and supervising the services of external legal counsel
  • Helping develop and document internal policy and procedures regarding corporate loan products, programs and initiatives

What we’re looking for:

  • Creative and critical thinker who can advise on a variety of complex issues and provide advanced solutions
  • Proactive lawyer with risk mitigation experience in a commercially oriented, dynamic environment
  • Collaborative relationship-builder who values the input of others, both inside and outside the legal team
  • Influencer with demonstrated negotiation skills able to deal with conflicting and complex areas
  • Proven planning, project management, communication (written and verbal) and contract drafting skills
  • Sound judgment and solid decision-making abilities
  • Multi-tasker able to manage high volumes of tasks and transactions effectively and efficiently

What you’ll need:

  • A degree in law and at least three years of commercial finance or banking experience; fluency in both official languages is an asset
  • Law Society of Upper Canada licence and good standing to practise law as a barrister and solicitor in Ontario

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