In-house Corporate Counsel

February 16 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Legal, Paralegal, In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, Property Management, Real Estate
Vancouver, BC

In-house Corporate Counsel

Charlwood Pacific Group

We are the master franchisor in Canada for CENTURY 21 Canada, Uniglobe Travel International, Centum Financial Group Inc. and Real Property Management, all of which are part of the Charlwood Pacific Group of Companies.  We are seeking an in-house corporate counsel to join our team in Vancouver.


  • LL.B or J.D. from a recognized Canadian law school
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia (or immediately eligible for membership)
  • At least 3 years' legal experience in a firm or in-house environment, with a focus in corporate/commercial law
  • Broad knowledge of Canadian law and procedures
  • Franchising experience an asset

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the company's privacy and compliance officer
  • Direct supervisor to all legal staff
  • Draft, review, update, and advise upon franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements
  • Draft, review, and advise upon various Canadian and international agreements, including but not limited to: employment, supplier, confidentiality/non-disclosure, and service agreements
  • Advise upon and provide solutions to various legal and contractual matters impacting the company, including but not limited to: employment/human resources, regulatory compliance, corporate/commercial, and torts
  • Review, develop, and streamline precedents and procedures, and implement best legal practices
  • Provide legal opinions to and work collaboratively with all departments on various business initiatives 
  • Keep apprised of and advise staff of legal and regulatory developments impacting the company, and implement necessary changes and solutions
  • Manage external counsel for matters such as litigation, trademark protection, and corporate records


  • Exceptional judgment and communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with, and communicate complex legal issues effectively to, both legal and non-legal people
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure and effectively juggle multiple competing priorities and deadlines
  • Proactive, adaptable, and self-motivated


  • Dental and vision care
  • Extended health care
  • AD&D and life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement

About Charlwood Pacific Group

The Charlwood Pacific Group (CPG) is a privately held company that owns the master and/or territory franchise rights to leading brands in travel, real estate, property management and mortgage brokerage businesses in Canada and around the world.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, CPG has supported hundreds of franchisees since 1976. Collectively, the brands have more than 24,000 system members in 67 countries.

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