Legal Counsel

November 29 2019
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Administrative, Public, Regulatory, Govt., In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Bankruptcy, Insolvency, Restructuring, Real Estate
Toronto, ON

As the Canadian Division of Stewart, one of the largest title insurers in the world, we provide residential and commercial title insurance, while offering comprehensive service, deep expertise and solutions to help our customers close their real estate transactions with peace of mind.

Job Description:

A Legal Counsel with our Legal Department in Toronto is responsible for providing legal advice on a variety of legal matters.  This position requires a highly professional candidate with strong legal knowledge and skills in a variety of key areas, superior interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellent performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Contract Management: review and draft contracts, as well as monitor and maintain the legal contract file database

  • Provide comprehensive, accurate and practical opinions regarding various legal issues including regulatory (insurance), cybersecurity, privacy, and corporate/commercial matters

  • Monitor and keep abreast of legal developments and legislative changes that may impact business and company goals

  • Project management for legal related projects

  • Engage and liaise with external counsel

  • Assist with the management of non-claims litigation

  • Coordinate and assist with the development and revision of company policies to ensure corporate compliance with internal and external regulations, policies and legislation

  • Maintain general legal files and database

  • Assist, if needed, with legal issues for areas of operation outside of Canada

  • Other duties as required/assigned

Qualifications

  • Qualified lawyer called to the bar in a Canadian province with a minimum of 5 years practice experience at a reputable law firm, corporation and/or regulatory agency

  • Overall broad legal knowledge on regulatory compliance (insurance); corporate/commercial;privacy; cybersecurity; and contract drafting and review

  • Knowledge of intellectual property matters would be an asset

  • Working knowledge of and experience with real estate law and the title insurance industry would be an asset

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and ethical decision-making with a minimal amount of supervision

  • Ability to work under pressure with strong attention to detail, effectively multi-task and adhere to numerous concurrent deadlines

  • Excellent legal research and analytical skills

  • Ability to address both expert and non-expert audiences with excellent verbal and written communication skills is essential

  • Resourceful in nature, flexible and open to constant challenge and change within a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior executives in legal and other disciplines

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable with the use of new technologies

To pursue this opportunity please forward your cover letter and resume to the HR Department via email (***********@*******.***) or alternatively via fax (416) 981-7214.  Please make sure you include the position you are applying for and salary expectations in the cover letter.

Stewart Title is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities.  If you require accommodation during any aspect of the application process, please let us know.  We can be reached by:

  • Email ***********@*******.***)

  • Telephone: (416) 307-3300 (please ask to speak to a Human Resources representative)

  • Mail: 200 Bay Street, North Tower, Suite 2600, Toronto, ON M5J 2J2

  • Fax: (416) 981-7214

Privacy:

Your privacy is important to us. We consider and define Personal Information as any data relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details or posts on social media. We only collect, store, use and disclose Personal Information from prospective and current employees for legitimate employment, legal, and business purposes. You can learn more about how we handle and process your personal information in relation to our recruitment process by making a request to our Human Resources department.

Thank you to all applicants for your interest. Please note, only those that are under consideration will be contacted.

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