Paralegal – Corporate Commercial*

Reference # PCC_-_09-14-18
Open Date September 14, 2018
Close Date
Location Montréal

Position Description

The Paralegal performs various legal and administrative duties for the Corporate Commercial Group.

Key Responsibilities

Everyone working at BLG is expected to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles set forth in the firm’s Respectful Workplace Policy and treating their colleagues with respect, regardless of position.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Drafting the documentation required in the context of various common business corporation transactions such as incorporations, organizations, amendment of articles of association, dividend declarations, mergers, continuances, liquidations and dissolutions;
  • Drafting corporate documentation required for the adoption and amendment of general by-laws or other types of by-law, capital descriptions and the purchase and sale of businesses;
  • Preparation of closing agendas and documentation needed for corporate and tax-related transactions;
  • Corporate audits required for business transactions and tax reorganizations;
  • Assisting lawyers in the closing of transactions;
  • Updating data in our corporate database.

Key Competencies Required

  • CEGEP diploma (D.E.C.) in Legal Technology or equivalent experience;
  • At least ten (10) years of experience as a paralegal in corporate and tax law;
  • Knowledge of the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Québec Business Corporations Act and the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises;
  • Mastery of French and English (oral and written);
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word;
  • Excellent judgment, thoroughness and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
  • A sense of responsibility and proper organization; and
  • Ability to manage priorities.

Application

If you are interested by this position or if you know someone who may be suitable, please send a current resume to Stéphanie Boucher at SBoucher@blg.com.

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

BLG will not consider unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies. Recruitment agencies should not submit candidates unless specifically authorized by BLG to do so.

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. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

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.

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

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