Senior Legal Advisor (hybrid)

February 2 2023
Expected expiry date: February 21 2023
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Civil law, Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, Labor, Employment,
Montreal, QC • Full time


Founded in 1987 by Barry F. Lorenzetti, BFL CANADA is one of the largest employee-owned and operated Risk Management, Insurance Brokerage, and Employee Benefits consulting services firms in North America. The firm has a team of over 1000 professionals located in 24 offices across the country. Our employees have free rein to demonstrate their creativity, leadership and entrepreneurial skills since we believe in each one of them. BFL CANADA is a founding Partner of Lockton Global LLP, a partnership of independent insurance brokers who provide Risk Management, Insurance and Benefits Consulting services in over 140 countries around the world.

BFL CANADA is seeking a Senior Legal Advisor for its Montreal office!

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Advisor will work on a variety of files in employment law, corporate law and commercial law, and will need to balance legal spirit with business sense. They will take charge of entrusted files, be in regular contact with numerous internal and external protagonists, conduct appropriate research and monitoring, draft commercial and corporate documents and work in close collaboration with the legal team, management and corporate services.

If you are looking for a dynamic work environment, keep reading!


  • Take charge of a variety of legal mandates with autonomy and efficiency.
  • Manage employment-related litigation and support human resources with agreements and specific employment law questions.
  • Draft and negotiate various commercial and insurance-related agreements.
  • Support day-to-day operations and coordinate with internal and external clients.
  • Participate in the development of internal policies and procedures required under the legal framework applicable to the BFL CANADA group of companies.
  • Conduct research and provide legal advice on commercial law matters, including insurance law.
  • Participate in legal due diligence in the context of acquisition mandates at the national level.


  • 7 to 10 years’ well-rounded experience in a private law firm and in-house environments.
  • Member in good standing of the Quebec Bar.
  • Member in good standing of a common law society is an asset.
  • University degrees in Civil Law and Common Law.
  • Good knowledge of employment law and litigation.
  • Excellent command of English and French written and spoken.
  • Experience in the insurance or financial industry is an asset.
  • Combine autonomy, teamwork and collaboration with different specialized teams.
  • Capacity to adapt in a dynamic and challenging work environment.
  • Judgment and ability for clear and effective communication.
  • Attention to detail and precision and aptitude to analyze and solve problems.
  • Professionalism in working with confidential and sensitive information.


  • Join a dynamic team where entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration are at the core of our values.
  • Work in an organization that believes in integrity, respect and recognition of diversity and community support.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and a multitude of benefits from your first day with us including generous medical and dental coverage, telemedicine, an employee and family assistance program and RRSPs;
  • Develop your career by choosing a company that encourages, supports continuing education, and invests in the training of its employees.
  • Choose a stimulating work environment that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally, with a team, projects and challenges that are motivating and rewarding.
  • We offer more than a job, we offer a career!

Our Montreal office is located at the heart of downtown Montreal, the largest city in Quebec. Our employees can benefit from the numerous exciting activities organized in the neighborhood.

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BFL CANADA is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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