Senior Real Estate Law Clerk

March 15 2023
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions,
Toronto, ON • Full time

Our Real Estate Department is currently seeking a Senior Real Estate Law Clerk to join our dynamic team of professionals. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, highly detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working in a team with other clerks and lawyers, it is expected that the candidate will be able to handle high volume of work with tight turnaround times.

Primary Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Review and conduct title/off-title searches and draft detailed title memos;
  • Draft and review real property transaction closing documents, purchase agreements, title opinions, title insurance, leases and mortgage financing documents;
  • Communicate and correspond with clients and lawyers on ongoing matters as needed;
  • Conduct real property due diligence reviews;
  • Organize and coordinate transactions and documents for closings;
  • Manage all aspects of commercial real estate purchase, sale and financing transactions;
  • Review and analysis of PPSA searches, draft and prepare no-interest letters and related transaction documents;
  • Assist other department clerks; and
  • Assist with special projects and assignments as required.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Completion of the Associate Level Program with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) or a diploma from an Ontario Law Clerk program certified with ILCO;
  • 7-10+ years of commercial real estate law clerk experience working in a large Canadian law firm environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
  • Working knowledge of legislation relevant to the Real Estate practice area, such as the Land Titles Act, Registry Act, Land Registration Reform Act and the Planning Act;
  • Strong transactional background, including real property acquisitions, dispositions, financings and title searching;
  • High level of expertise and technical proficiency using Teraview and the MS Office Suite; and
  • University degree would be an asset.

Your Attributes/Skills

  • Strong initiative, excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Superior attention to detail and excellent judgment and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to foster strong working relationships within a team;
  • Flexible, easily adapts to different work and communication styles and embraces new technologies;
  • Projects confidence, professional and mature; and
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours, as needed.

Please Note: Our firm has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all firm members to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine. You will not be asked to disclose your vaccination status during the interview process. If you are offered employment, you will find a vaccination clause in your offer of employment providing that prior to commencing any employment with the Firm, you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccination. The Firm will make reasonable accommodation efforts if you cannot be vaccinated due to medical, religious, or other grounds to the extent protected by applicable human rights legislation.

Stikeman Elliott is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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