Opportunity – Corporate/Commercial Lawyer (5-8 years)

DDO Health Law and INQ Data Law have an exciting opportunity for a corporate/commercial lawyer with 5-8 years of experience. We are a boutique law firm located in Toronto, focused on health and data law.

All our lawyers are currently working remotely; consequently, candidates for this position need not be located in Toronto or surrounding areas.

Job Description for Corporate/Commercial Lawyer

The Corporate/Commercial Lawyer must be:

  • Someone who inspires confidence in others
  • Someone who takes pride in his or her work quality (conveys a polished, thoughtful image)
  • A flexible team player who works well with others
  • Able to organize his or her own work to respond to a multiplicity of demands in a very busy area while appropriately prioritizing work activities
  • Able to work independently with minimal direct supervision

The ideal candidate is someone with 5-8 years of experience in practicing law. As we work with health care organizations in the broader public sector every day, experience with BPS procurement and Ontario heath privacy legislation is preferred but not required.

The Corporate/Commercial Lawyer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advising clients on commercial law issues including (but not limited to):
  • Review and drafting of requests for proposals and related agreements
  • Review and drafting of procurement contracts
  • Advice on proper procurement processes, including the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive, Canadian Free Trade Agreement, and Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
  • Drafting of services agreements between non-profit parties
  • Drafting of alliance arrangements between non-profit parties
  • Advising clients on corporate law issues including (but not limited to):
  • Restructuring (mergers, amalgamations, changes to incorporating documents)
  • Incorporations
  • Governance
  • Board education/training
  • By-laws
  • Board advice, Board meeting support
  • AGM support
  • Advising clients on privacy issues

Non-billable work:

  • Writing blogs, articles, newsletters and updates for clients and external publications
  • Organizing and participating in firm conferences, podcasts, videos
  • Participating in social media efforts such as LinkedIn and other platforms
  • Training clients
  • Assisting with Request for Proposal submissions and other client development activities
  • Mentoring students and junior lawyers
  • Administrative tasks

Remuneration:

  • Salary depends on seniority and expertise. There is a base salary and eligibility for a bonus after the billable target is reached.
  • Law Society fees and insurance premiums and membership in the Canadian Bar Association/Ontario Bar Association
  • Annual budget for conferences, educational events, memberships and reference materials

Contact: Please express your interest by sending a cover letter and CV to: Mallory Sofianos, Office Manager, c/o msofianos@ddohealthlaw.com.