Financial Services Paralegal

Reference # FSP_-_03-01-19
Open Date March 1, 2019
Close Date March 29, 2019
Location Vancouver

The Paralegal will be an important member of the legal team working with the Financial Services Lawyers and Legal Support Staff to provide the highest level of client service while having the opportunity to develop their skills as part of a dynamic and successful national team. The ideal candidate must be a team player, have a strong work ethic, a mind-set of continuous improvement, and be a self-starter in a fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the desire and ability to identify problems and gaps, develop and design creative solutions and will have experience working in a Financial Services environment as a Paralegal at an intermediate to senior level.

The key responsibilities of these roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct and review due diligence searches (corporate, PPR, LTO, bankruptcy, etc).
  • Review credit agreements and other related documents to lending transactions.
  • Attend to registrations with LTO, PPR, Bank Act and other registries as required.
  • Coordinate with agents for searches and registrations.
  • Prepare security relating to financing (mortgages, security agreements, etc) and supporting documents.
  • Communicate with outside counsel, lenders, borrowers and others as required.
  • Attend to internal accounting and other funding matters.
  • Prepare opinions and reporting packages to lenders
  • Attend to all closing matters, prepare final reports, opinion letters and closing books

The key competencies required are:

  • A graduate of a recognized paralegal certificate or degree program or equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience as a Financial Services Paralegal.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Windows-based computer systems including DocuSign, Closing Folders, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe.
  • Be well organized with strong analytical skills and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates. Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes.

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé, and list of references by March 29, 2019, in confidence to:

Sindy Peixoto
National Director, Professional Recruiting
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 

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

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 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 Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position.

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

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