General Counsel

April 1 2024
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories IP, Patents, Trademarks, Labor, Employment, Litigation
North York, ON • Full time

General Counsel

2001 Sheppard Ave E suite 300, North York, ON M2J 4Z8, Canada Req #560
Monday, April 1, 2024

Your difference is the difference

Do you love to develop and share great ideas? Do you believe your insights can drive people forward? Do you appreciate working with others and building on mutual successes? Perfect. We do, too.

As an employee-owned company, we foster a culture where our people can thrive - and by thrive, we mean a place where you can share your ingenuity, express your difference, and grow in your very own way. Whatever your area, no matter your grade, your unique skills and perspective will help drive change from operations to the C-suite, across a wide of range of projects and channels.

Are you ready to build a future that's uniquely yours? Join our award-winning team and make a difference that defines you.

General Counsel provides effective, timely and high-skilled legal services to manage risks while meeting business objectives. This role will be responsible for deploying the legal strategy to ensure corporate legal policies and procedures are applied consistently throughout the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides high-skilled, strategic legal advice and exercises sound professional judgment.
  • Reviews, negotiates, and drafts contracts for a broad range of routine and complex commercial and corporate relationships.
  • Assist with template review activities to ensure standard documents are up to date with current legislation.
  • Provide legal advice and support on a wide range of day-to-day commercial matters, including technology initiatives, information security, CASL and privacy-related matters, competition law, intellectual property, promotion and marketing materials, corporate policies, contract interpretation, commercial dispute resolution and litigation management.
  • Manages the litigation process, and manages external counsel, as requested. Advises senior management and internal staff regarding status and conduct of litigation and seeks their input.
  • Legal assessment of new business initiatives.
  • Supports legal for acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate arrangements.
  • Retains, instructs, and coordinates external counsel as necessary based on the jurisdiction and complexity of transaction. Ensures appropriate due diligence and transactional documents are created. Participates as required in post-acquisition integration activities.
  • Identifies regulatory compliance issues and makes continuous improvement suggestions.
  • Supports the design and implementation of legal policies, procedures, guidelines, and training.
  • Advise and assist with the management of corporate privacy compliance.
  • Arranging for corporate filings under the direction of the Corporate Secretary.
  • Notarize corporate documentation.
  • Review of marketing/communications materials.
  • Cultivates and manages relationships with regional external counsel.
  • Works collaboratively with members of the Corporate Service/Risk Management Team to ensure uniform and consistent legal services across the Company.
  • Keeps up to date in legal industry trends and legal and regulatory changes.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Qualified legal professional with at least 5 to 10 years of relevant, working experience.
  • Familiarity with litigation, intellectual property and general employment law would be assets.
  • Experience working on mergers and acquisitions is an asset.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication, negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to assess facts and situations and make informed recommendations and judgment calls.
  • Analytical skills and reasoning; ability to interpret information from a variety of sources/situations and to develop and propose appropriate solutions in plain language.
  • Builds consensus on complex legal issues.
  • Be pro-active with a can-do attitude and ability to work well under pressure and proactively manage workload.
  • Demonstrates the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability.
  • Initiative, a drive for continuous improvement, and the ability to operate effectively under pressure.
  • Provides timely advice in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to work well in a team but to also have the initiative to work alone.
  • Works through conflicts in a positive way.

Your better starts here

We don't settle for less, and neither should you. As it happens, offering great benefits to our people is entirely possible: the numbers work out. Happy teams mean happy clients. It's just that simple. From recruitment to flexibility, learning to leadership, wellness to inclusion, we give our people the tools they need to outperform in their careers and build lasting connections with our clients, our culture, and each other.

  • Competitive compensation packages and performance-based bonuses
  • Health, paramedical, vision, and dental coverage
  • A flexible vacation policy that lets you determine your time off based on your other responsibilities and needs
  • Top-up plans for new and expecting parents
  • Firm-paid holidays, summer and winter breaks, and other leaves of absence that cover everything from extra family time, jury duty, or even completing a degree
  • RVA Group Pension Plan with match
  • Global Travel Assist Program that provides emergency out-of-country medical protection for you and your eligible family members on personal and business trips
  • Access to a variety of free services (e.g., employee and family assistance programs, nutrition advice, caregiver support) and employee discounts (e.g., sports and entertainment tickets, major brands, insurance plans)
  • Flexible and alternative work arrangements around core hours, including telecommuting and work-from-home options

Diversity, Inclusion, and Accommodations:

At RVA, we are committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. RVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you require any special accommodations, please advise Human Resources. Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.

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