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Senior Legal Counsel
⏱Posted: September 15, 2021
Job Description / Apply
The Senior Legal Counsel is a strategic advisor and business partner providing counsel to stakeholders across Sheridan, including the President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President of Inclusive Communities, Provost and Vice President Academic, and other senior administrative leaders. Acting as a resource to the Sheridan community, the Senior Legal Counsel specializes in providing legal advice on matters that lie at the intersection of human rights, equity, diversity, inclusion, disability, accommodations, accessibility, employment and human resources.
The incumbent will play a key advisory role with respect to legal issues, policy decisions, strategic initiatives, and the implementation of recommendations within their areas of specialization. The Senior Legal Counsel is a key member of the Office of General Counsel team.
What You’ll be Doing
- Recommending processes or other interventions that align with Sheridan's vision, strategic plan, priorities, and operational objectives.
- Mitigating the legal risks of the institution using creative problem solving and considering fair and reasonable solutions on behalf of the institution when advising on complex and challenging cases.
- Conducting analysis systemically and strategically, building strong interpersonal relationships, acting with the utmost integrity with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality on highly sensitive and confidential information, and effectively communicating advice to senior management and stakeholders.
- Working collaboratively with Human Resources to manage high-risk grievances, settlements, mediations, and arbitrations.
- Providing legal support to Human Resources on other HR matters, such as labour relations, terminations, disabilities, accommodations, and low risk grievances and disputes specifically, where there are Human Rights implications or factors.
- Providing legal support to Inclusive Communities on investigations, institutional EDI matters, navigating complex cases, and strategic initiatives.
- Managing litigation as directed by the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
- Identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks (i.e., legal, public relations, reputational, etc.) at the outset of all matters, including the development of a strategic plan, mitigating steps, and recommendations.
- Providing guidance to other areas of the organization where work intersects with their areas of specialization.
You value participating in and creating safe, brave and inclusive environments at work and in the community and want to be a part of a culture where we strive to take actions to ensure no one is left behind.
You demonstrate excellent judgement, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills.
You have a highly collaborative spirit and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with others to support establishing and achieving collective goals.
You have superlative presentation and influencing skills with an ability to influence at all levels and obtain buy-in when diverse needs and competing priorities exist, and can clearly communicate complex information verbally and in writing across multiple levels.
The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications:
- 4-year bachelor’s degree, a law degree from a recognized university and membership in the Law Society of Ontario along with 7 years experience providing legal advice and support, including at an executive, strategic level. (Equivalency will be considered)
- Broad and practical training in all applicable areas of law.
- Experience in providing legal support for advising on matters that lie at the intersection of human rights, equity, diversity, inclusion, disability, accommodations, accessibility, employment, and human resources.
- Demonstrated experience in unionized and non-unionized environments.
- Extensive experience in litigation or managing litigation.
- Sound knowledge in Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act and the legislative/regulatory framework under which we operate.
- Strategic planning and implementation experience / strong change management skills.
- In- house counsel training desired, such as the Certified In-House Counsel – Canada (CIC.C) designation.
Who We Are:
Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.
- For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan
Faculty/Department: Legal & Records Management
Campus Location: Remote with occasional attendance required at Trafalgar once normal campus operations resume. (May be assigned activities at all Sheridan campus locations)
Reference #: J0621-1976
Employee Group: Administrative
Salary Range: $124,226 - $155,282
Application Deadline: October 8, 2021
Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity, and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-deserving groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.
You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.
🏢BIS Safety Software
📍Sherwood Park, AB
⏱Posted: August 24, 2021
Job Description / Apply
BIS Safety Software is a fast-growth technology company providing leading software for the safety industry. We are expanding our team and are seeking an experienced, full-time legal professional to join our team. This individual will be responsible for reducing risk and ensuring compliance with privacy, employment, and other relevant laws and regulations on a company-wide level.
The ideal candidate for this position:
- Has strong legal drafting skills
- Possesses strong research, verbal, and written communication skills
- Inspires trust by being open, honest and direct in communications
- Has a proven track record meeting commitments and demonstrating integrity
- Acting independently, can research and arrive at conclusions and/or recommendations based on the exercise of good judgment
- Exhibits a high level of competence and has excellent problem-solving skills
- Is highly adaptable, demonstrating the ability to work within a team or independently, and respond quickly to changing business priorities and needs
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Managing third-party contracts, including reviewing third-party contract terms, identifying any concerns (e.g. financial, operational, practical), drafting proposed amendments, ensuring the company and all team members are compliant with the contract requirements, and managing renewals, including negotiating new terms
- Drafting, reviewing, filling out, and managing issuance and renewal of corporate client contracts, ensuring internal compliance with their terms (e.g. accounting practices, software development, customer support), as well as reviewing all client-proposed amendments and taking part in client meetings to explain when proposed terms are rejected or modified
- Building and monitoring corporate compliance practices and controls
- Developing and continuously improving upon training materials used to educate all team members about regulatory obligations (e.g. privacy legislation), legal obligations (e.g. internal and third-party contract terms), operational obligations (e.g. SOC compliance) and risk management controls
- Monitoring evolving legislation, court/regulatory decisions, and industry best practices to ensure that the organization adequately manages regulatory compliance
At BIS we pride ourselves in being very entrepreneurial in nature. Our office is an open space environment that lends itself to collaboration and organic learning. We are quick to integrate new ideas and best practices when they further the development of our software and company. This flexibility is a key part of our culture and a reflection of our insightful and collaborate team. Another key part of our culture is our purposeful avoidance of titles. We don’t use titles as they don’t reflect the value we place in humility. In our eyes, all team members are valuable, everyone is willing to help out to get things done, and everyone knows what each other’s area of responsibility is, so we don’t need titles!
If this describes you, please submit your résumé in confidence through this posting. Please include your phone and email contact information with your submission.
To ensure that the recruitment process for this position runs as smoothly as possible, only successful candidates will be contacted, however, we sincerely thank all applicants for their interest.
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: $10,000.00-$140,000.00 per year
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Extended health care
- Flexible schedule
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- Monday to Friday
- Lawyer: 5 years (required)
- Member good standing, Law Society of Canadian jurisdiction (required)
⏱Posted: August 23, 2021
Job Description / Apply
Reporting to the Vice President Legal, work as a member of the Legal team to oversee and advise on all legal aspects of the business, taking into consideration the need to balance the objectives of Moneris as a whole.
You will be accountable for
- Giving accurate and timely counsel to executives and other clients on a variety of legal topics including technology and intellectual property questions, corporate and commercial law, privacy, employment and other issues
- Negotiation, drafting and interpretation of day to day commercial agreements with Moneris clients, customers, partners and vendors
- Management of actual or threatened litigation and guiding dispute resolution
- Handling of issues and escalations related to customers and partners including bankruptcies
- Proactively identifying, analyzing and responding to legislative developments affecting Moneris
- Assisting on corporate acquisitions/dispositions and legal due diligence
- Creating and maintaining precedent agreements and participating in/leading knowledge management initiatives to improve overall efficiency of the Legal team and evolving best in class legal services to clients
- Managing external counsel to ensure high performance and control costs
Your experience includes
- Law Degree and current membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
- 3-5 years of corporate law experience, ideally a blend of full service law firm and in-house business acumen (payment industry experience considered an asset)
- Strong drafting and negotiation skills
- Excellent communication skills and networking abilities with internal and external contacts with fluency in English (reading, writing, and verbal)
- French language proficiency an asset
- Ability to work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary team
- Demonstrated strategic thinking with ability to probe, constructively manage difficult conversations and effectively address and resolve issues
- Ability to prioritize and work on multiple deals/files in a dynamic environment
Note: We welcome and encourage applications from indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, people of all genders, sexual orientation and intersectional identities.
🏢Farm Credit Canada
⏱Posted: September 22, 2021
Job Description / Apply
Corporate and commercial law experience rewarded
Give legal advice to FCC employees relating to a broad variety of matters including corporate law and finance.
What you’ll do:
- Consult and give legal advice to staff regarding lending and other corporate functions
- Help develop and interpret lending policies, forms and procedures
- Stay up-to-date with legislation affecting FCC and spell out how it could impact business
- Respond to legal inquiries from customers, external legal counsel and other government Crowns
- Support projects like new loan products or proposed changes to corporate policy
What we’re looking for:
- In-depth knowledge of legal concepts, processes and best practices
- Skilled communicator able to explain complex information in a way that’s easy to understand
- Strategic thinker who can collect, analyze, and develop objectives from multiple sources
- Relationship-builder comfortable working with colleagues at all levels and across disciplines
What you’ll need:
- Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) and at least one year of experience in corporate legal function or private practice (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
🏢Dairy Farmers of Canada
📍Ottawa, ON /
Toronto, ON /
⏱Posted: September 20, 2021
Job Description / Apply
We are currently seeking a corporate lawyer to hold the position of Director, Market Integrity to join our team preferably in either Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto; however, there might be an opportunity to consider a remote work arrangement from anywhere in Canada for the right candidate. If this opportunity interests you, we encourage you to send your cover letter AND resume.
In this newly created position, the Director of Market Integrity ensures DFC’s awareness of national and provincial governing bodies’ in-force and evolving regulations affecting the organization, its members and consumers, as well as assess their actual or potential impact. The incumbent participates in procedure development and inspection best practices by providing analyses, recommendations and by promoting and defending DFC’s strategic objectives. The Director is a member of the Extended Executive Team and will oversee a team of six (6) Market Integrity Specialists assigned in different regions across the country.
Why Dairy Farmers of Canada?
- We offer a variety of benefits to ensure the health and well-being of our employees and we pay the premiums for you;
- Our offices are closed from December 24 to January 2 inclusively during which time our employees are paid;
- We offer training and career advancement opportunities and fosters a dynamic environment of teamwork and collaboration;
- We strive for a diverse and inclusive work environment. We regularly engage employees to participate in working groups, and actively seek their feedback in launching fun staff activities and programs across the organization. Fun virtual events, ergonomic training, fitness challenges and various wellness initiatives are only a few of the comprehensive programs we offer;
- We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. All employees are currently working from home with a vision to offer flexible work arrangements post-pandemic;
- Do you like dairy products? If so, you will be happy to know that (once we go back to the office...!) we offer free cheese, yogurt and a variety of dairy products on a daily basis!
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Compliance & Reporting
- Oversees, assesses, and delegates research activities related to potential, implied and actual contraventions to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and/or other applicable governing regulations;
- Leads development and implementation of strategy to follow up on research results with the CFIA and/or other applicable bodies;
- Designs tools to consolidate research and records of false advertising, packaging and labelling, and/or trademark infringement evidence that could suggest adverse impacts to the Canadian dairy industry and/or its valued members and consumers;
- Establishes standard reporting practices for mislabelling of non-dairy products;
- Creates a vocabulary dictionary of frequently used terminology that could mislead or misdirect consumer buying behaviour; and
- Determines appropriate courses of action related to market trends, posed threats and key mitigation strategies.
2. Continuous Improvement & Integrity Protection
- Collaborates with internal stakeholders (including but not limited to domestic and international trade, government relations and member services) to spearhead research and analysis related to actual or perceived impacts to dairy market integrity;
- Spearheads improvement and development of strategies and research methods;
- Engages in regular communications with senior management to leverage evolving legislation and regulations that could or would affect future advocacy efforts; and,
3. Team Development
- Leads the team’s development to align with organizational mandates and strategic plans for the applicable department or service area by articulating DFC’s mandate, mission, vision and values;
- Plays a key role in ensuring a work environment that promotes organization-centric information sharing;
- Develops and maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates top talent;
- Recruits, mentors, evaluates, supervises, supports, develops, promotes and guides qualified personnel;
- Ensures effective management and regular communication within the team with provision for succession;
- Supports and recommends cross-functional abilities throughout individual teams and the organization as a whole, where applicable; and
- Effectively enables team members to act on behalf of the organization.
Performs other related duties as required.
- Strong leadership skills with an ability to influence people and build consensus among all levels of the organization;
- Excellent verbal and written communication, both written and spoken in French and English, with the ability to communicate with conviction, clarity and impact;
- Strong project management skills with an ability to synthesize data into clear actionable statements.
- Detail-oriented, organized and diligent in preparation;
- Ability to thrive under pressure and operate effectively in a fast-paced environment;
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever changing, dynamic workplace with multiple priorities and projects underway;
- Must be highly professional, have good judgment, proactively take initiative, and able to multitask and demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure;
- Adaptability to change, able to navigate uncertainty and work independently balanced with taking direction and guidance;
- Ability to prioritize and make necessary decisions aligned with leadership direction; and
- Self-motivated, energetic, collaborative, and proactive – a team leader who can positively and productively impact strategic and tactical goals and objectives.
- Master of Laws (LLM) with concentration in Commercial or Advertising Law;
- Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the not-for-profit sector, agriculture industry, legal, and/or strategic marketing and advertising;
- Experience managing a remote team is considered an asset;
- Experience with direct interaction with senior management as well as presenting executive-level findings and reports;
- Expert technical literacy with computer applications including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Monday.com;
- Detailed and interpretive knowledge of Canadian food and beverage legislation, advertising law, with dairy policy and supply management being considered an asset; and
- Fluent bilingualism (French and English), written and spoken is mandatory.
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Frequent travel may be required to conduct training and attend meetings primarily within Canada. Travel should not exceed 40% of total working time. Overtime work as required.
Dairy Farmers of Canada offers flexible work arrangements for a variety of needs, including work location and hours of work. To request specific or special accommodations, please contact a member of the People & Culture team. For all other conditions of employment and working environment, refer to your Employment Contract.
About Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canada’s farmers. DFC strives to create stable conditions for the Canadian dairy sector, today and in the future. It works to maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy farming and promote dairy products and their health benefits.
For additional information on our organization, please visit our website: https://dairyfarmersofcanada.ca/en/dairy-in-canada
Only selected candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
⏱Posted: September 15, 2021
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Canerector Inc. is a privately owned corporation consisting of over fifty autonomous divisions throughout North America. Our divisions focus on metal fabricating, machining, casting, piping, platework and providing services to our industrial client base.
Canerector is seeking a lawyer to provide day to day legal support to our divisions, primarily in contract terms and conditions, employment/labor law, and litigation. Our many divisions encounter various legal issues every day so the nature of the work can be unpredictable and quite diverse. As a secondary function, the successful candidate may also assist with private company acquisitions and conduct legal due diligence.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Licensed to practice law in Ontario.
3-5 years of post-call legal experience in relevant areas: corporate/commercial, employment/labor, mergers and acquistions.
A business degree and/or an understanding of accounting would be a major asset.
Ability and willingness to travel periodically within Canada and the U.S.
A willingness and aptitude to take on challenges beyond the practice of law as well as varying challenges within the legal profession.
Please submit a cover letter, your resume and salary expectations to [email protected]
Include the phrase LEGAL COUNSEL in the subject line of your e-mail.
- Canerector Inc. thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Senior Legal Counsel
📍Remote (or out of any office)
⏱Posted: September 10, 2021
Job Description / Apply
As Senior Legal Counsel, you will be a full-time, key member of our commercial legal team, including acting as the primary legal contact for our exciting new NuORDER B2B supplier platform business, working directly with the NuORDER executive team to grow the business. The main goals of this role are to advise our business partners on legal matters pertaining to both their day to day operations, as well as their broader strategic imperatives. Responsibilities involve the drafting, review, and negotiation of commercial contracts for enterprise-level customers, small and medium businesses, strategic partners, resellers, and suppliers, primarily but not exclusively for the United States and Canada.
You choose where you work. We want you to do the best work of your life - whether you choose to do that working in one of our offices, in a hybrid remote-and-office arrangement, or fully remote (North America).
What you’ll be responsible for
- Serving as the primary legal contact for our newly-acquired NuORDER business, liaising directly with their executive team, and working with brands, retailers, and partners to help grow the business.
- Serving as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders including the Sales, Marketing, Product, Technology, Support, Finance, and Information Technology teams;
- Assisting with litigation management, employment matters, M&A and similar transactions, corporate legal requirements, and other compliance matters, as needed;
- Developing processes, precedents, and new ways of delivering legal advice to most efficiently serve our business partners;
- Participating and developing legal training for colleagues and stakeholder groups;
- Developing, drafting, revising, administering, implementing and interpreting the company’s compliance policies, procedures and programs;
- Liaising with regulatory bodies and government authorities as required;
- Providing ad hoc analysis and supporting complex, cross-functional and/or multi-jurisdictional projects and special requests from the executive team.
What you’ll be bringing to the team
- 5-10 years of experience in a law firm and/or as in-house counsel;
- Extensive experience advising on legal issues affecting businesses;
- Experience working under US law and related topics;
- Experience in contracts for both enterprise-level as well as small to medium-size customers, including large-scale B2B RFPs;
- Broad commercial and corporate transactional law experience gained in a fast-paced, preferably international, environment;
- Exceptional interpersonal skills including professional-level proficiency English and legal writing;
- Strong experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts,terms and conditions;
- Knowledge of and experience with GDPR, CCPA and other data privacy and cybersecurity matters;
- Strong knowledge of Commercial law, Contract law, Employment Law, and Data Protection/Privacy law; and
- Comfortable communicating with colleagues and stakeholders on different levels and with different professional backgrounds.
Who you are
- You are an analytical thinker and a pragmatic problem solver
- You are detail-oriented, autonomous, and able to take initiative
- You can handle a high volume of assignments
- You are motivated by new experiences and delivering a high level of service to your stakeholders
- You demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and integrity
- You have strong interpersonal skills and you can bridge cultural differences
- You want to exchange ideas effectively and be a good teammate - we work as a team!
- You are curious and willing to improve
- You are eager to tackle all problems
Even better if you have, but not necessary
- Experience working in a fast-paced international environment, across different jurisdictions and languages;
- Experience working with cloud-based software and payments providers;
- Language in addition to English;
- Knowledge of and experience with IP, Fiscal (e.g., MEV), and Corporate law.
What’s in it for you
- This is your chance to play a key role in continuing to build out the legal function for a company that is still writing one of technology’s best success stories.
- Amazing benefits & perks, including equity for all Lightspeeders and a dynamic environment
- Opportunity to learn, expand your skill set, forge wonderful relationships and make your mark within the diverse and inclusive Lightspeed family.
- Supportive colleagues, strong culture of collaboration cross-functionally, cool tech law problems to solve on a daily basis.
NuORDER by Lightspeed is a wholesale B2B digital commerce platform serving clients that sell apparel, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, jewelry, sports equipment, outdoor goods, home goods, and kids and baby products. NuORDER is a multi-tenant SaaS platform that helps buyers and merchandisers in large and mid-sized organizations collaborate in their efforts to build a complete collection and conduct transactions. NuORDER offers an embedded payments engine, a digital catalog and native virtual showrooming functionality within the platform. In June 2021, commerce platform Lightspeed bought NuORDER to provide a unified commerce platform for retailers and suppliers.
We're passionate about enabling people to do their best work. Come work with us and find out what you can do!
Who we are
Lightspeed (TSX/NYSE: LSPD) powers the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy.
Our one-stop commerce platform transforms and unifies digital and physical operations by enabling multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions and connection to supplier networks. With the Lightspeed commerce platform, merchants in retail and hospitality can build thriving businesses for the future.
Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Lightspeed is trusted by favourite local businesses, where the community goes to shop and dine in over 100 countries. Lightspeed has offices in Canada, the USA, Europe, Russia and APAC.
We’re passionate about enabling people to do their best work. We dream big and we’re looking for people who do the same. With us, career milestones happen often and we celebrate every one. Come work with us and find out where your career will take you at Lightspeed!
Director, Legal & Business Affairs
⏱Posted: September 9, 2021
Job Description / Apply
What you’ll be doing:
- Drafting and negotiating all manner of business agreements across the Studio, including but not limited to:
- Option / purchase agreements for film, television and animation projects
- Publishing agreements, both for direct publishing through Studios imprints and licenses to third-party publishers
- First look and slate partnership agreements with Studios partners in entertainment and publishing, across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific
- Advising Studios business leads in strategy and execution across a diverse portfolio of entertainment and publishing deal structures, opportunities and chains-of-title
- Managing outside counsel efforts across development and production agreements, including talent and co-production agreements in North America and globally
- Providing analysis and advice as needed regarding legal rights and obligations, intellectual property and creator matters, actual or potential claims, and other legal matters across the Studio
- Managing agreement status reporting and other legal operations, in coordination with internal and external legal, business and administrative teams, to support overall Studios acceleration
What we’re looking for:
- 3+ years’ experience in an entertainment law firm, film/television production or distribution environment in Canada or the United States
- A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
- Knowledge of television and/or film development and production precedents and industry common practice (familiarity with publishing industry a plus)
- Exceptional drafting, negotiation and communication skills
- Superb interpersonal skills, including interacting internally and externally with a wide variety of creative and business executives
- Highly motivated, detail-oriented, organized in thought and action, and capable of multitasking in a fast-paced environment
- A strong eye for identifying hidden or potential opportunities and issues
- Highly adept at assessing, communicating and navigating through risks and finding flexible/creative solutions to achieve business goals
- Strong ability to work autonomously and as a collaborative team member, including across organizational or functional lines and with all levels of management
What we offer:
- Competitive salary
- Career development; we believe in mentorship and supporting you to achieve your goals
- $200/month Transit and Home Office Allowance, choice of hardware, flexible hours, hybrid office and remote work options
- RRSP matching
- Corporate discount for gym membership for you and your family
- Summer Fridays with afternoons off!
- And a whole lot more!
⏱Posted: September 5, 2021
Job Description / Apply
Noetic is the preeminent investment group in the emerging psychedelic pharmaceutical industry. We are seeking a talented in-house legal counsel to support our growing firm, which operates across the Noetic Fund I & II.
The ideal candidate must possess a keen entrepreneurial spirit, as the team at Noetic is operating in a fast-evolving space and has an ambitious growth plan. In addition to supporting the venture funds, the legal counsel will have the opportunity to work on additional projects relating to Noetic’s nascent opportunities.
The in-house counsel will play a multi-faceted role, including term sheet negotiation and drafting, fund document preparation, structuring work, strategic partnership agreements, , technology and software negotiations/agreements and maintenance activities such as ongoing portfolio management and minute book administration. The bulk of the activity will be related to the portfolio investments, diligence, investment committee governance, investment assessment, research, and negotiations.
We require a minimum of 4 years of prior legal experience in structuring, corporate finance and M&A. Exposure to emerging growth companies and venture capital and private equity is a huge plus. Our partnership group is based in Toronto, Canada.
The General Partners of Noetic Psychedelic Fund came together with the strong belief that psychoactive plants and their related compounds offer medical science a truly ‘disruptive technology’ for treating many of society’s greatest unmet medical and mental health needs. We believe the psychedelic pharmaceutical industry is only just emerging and that it will experience exponential growth over the coming decade as new psychedelic-based medicines and therapies are approved by national regulators and adopted by mainstream medicine.
Psychedelic medicine offers higher efficacy rates, minimal toxicity, lower treatment costs and customized solutions to those suffering from medical and mental health disorders. These breakthroughs will help transform the mental healthcare industry to move from treating a patient’s symptoms to providing long-term holistic solutions to patient problems. With disruption, changes occur quickly, and the magnitude of change can be staggering. This nascent industry will offer first-movers, entrepreneurs and investors alike, a myriad of opportunities. We believe this opportunity set will manifest across intellectual property, medicine research and development, therapeutic modalities and networks, education, diagnostic technologies, integrated and holistic wellness centres and beyond.
Psychedelic-based medicines and their related therapies are generally unknown, under-researched and hard-to-value by the investment industry. This creates rare and fertile ground for first-mover investors. With opportunities abound to invest in and partner with medical and academic researchers, entrepreneurs, nascent pharmaceutical companies and other thought leaders, GHP is building a multi-faceted investment and merchant banking platform to help early-stage companies bring their novel medicines and technologies to market.
*Roles and responsibilities *
- Negotiate, structure, review, and execute term sheets, agreements and contracts and financial documents on behalf of the company
- Conduct legal due diligence on potential investments and prepare reports
- Lead fund documentation and drafting and maintenance of legal documents, including support for the launch of future funds and the creation of Capital Pool Corporations to enable public listings of portfolio companies
- Provide updates on contract status, present, and identify legal risks and liabilities associated with transactions
- Play an active role in portfolio maintenance, day-to-day decision making, compliance and risk management
- Support fund administration
- Work with Limited Partners and assist in fundraising activities
- Manage co-investment SPVs and other required structures.
Qualifications and skills required
- LLB/JD required, with a licence to practice law in the Province of Ontario
- 4+ years of work experience with a leading law firm, including a background in structuring, corporate finance, M&A
- Strong experience in drafting and negotiating documentation related to both legal and financial/commercial matters
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills and an ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external teams
- Strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial mindset is a must!
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