Associate – Family Wealth Counsel

Reference # AFWC_-_05-17-18
Open Date May 17, 2018
Close Date June 1, 2018
Location Toronto

BLG’s Tax Group is currently recruiting for an associate with 1+ years of post-call experience to join its Family Wealth Counsel Focus Group in the Toronto office.

Applicants who have strong client management and teamwork skills are sought to assume significant responsibility in an active and diverse estate planning and estate administration practice. The ideal candidate will possess relevant experience in the area of estate planning and estate administration, strong knowledge of Ontario estates and trust law, an understanding of family law issues in estate planning and experience in drafting Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and related documents. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to developing an independent estate and business succession practice, including profile building and marketing. Prior experience in estate litigation or in supporting estate litigators on active files would be an asset. The candidate must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, and must appreciate the importance of providing excellent and responsive legal service to client.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team through traditional and alternative career paths. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to build their own practice and expertise. This is an ideal position for someone who can hit the ground running, is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond their current skill level.

If you know someone who would be interested in joining our team, please invite them to send their cover letter, résumé and transcripts, before June 1, 2018, in confidence to:

Angela Sordi
Director, Professional Recruitment, Toronto
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street W
Suite 3400
Toronto (ON) M5H 3Y4

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.

BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. For BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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