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Legal Counsel Full-Time Toronto - AgeCare Corporate Office , Toronto

The Opportunity:

Reporting to Director, Corporate Services & Associate General Counsel the primary responsibility of Legal Counsel will be to Assist General Counsel & Associate General Counsel with various legal matters including corporate, litigation, health, privacy, compliance and any other related legal matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with autonomy in your practice and collaborate with colleagues including lawyers and internal operational teams
  • Support AgeCare colleagues from Support Services, Clinical, IT, Finance and HR teams with assistance on the following matters:
  • Support contract drafting, negotiation and review of commercial agreements
  • Provide regulatory advice on patient care laws
  • Advise HR on employee relations matters
  • Advise on legal questions that arise during site operations
  • Conduct research on regulatory matters and new developments in health laws
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements for all business divisions at all stages and escalate to Associate General Counsel, if required
  • Advise on various legal areas, including contracting, risk management, privacy and data requests and regulatory issues
  • Give accurate legal direction to the office staff on all matters that influence the organization
  • Deal with the compliance, risk management for in-house counsel and other legal administrators groups
  • Attend official level meetings identified with the future aspect of the organization
  • Ensure legal compliance for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities
  • Create vendor contracts and contractual work agreements
  • Manage complex issues with different stakeholders and powers

This is all done within the confines of a company’s goals & vision while reflecting the organization’s values of Trust, Quality, Respect & Teamwork.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A Juris Doctor degree or LLB and member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and licensed to practice law in Ontario.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ legal experience in general corporate and commercial law (at a leading law firm and/or in-house at a sophisticated organization) with particular strength in transactional work and regulatory matters
  • Strong prioritization skills, ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with a passion for collaboration and patient care
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience in health law or healthcare regulatory matters would be considered an asset
  • Licensed to practice law in British Columbia or Alberta would be an asset

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent legal research, analytical and drafting skills
  • A high degree of flexibility and can readily adapt to changes in organizational priorities and plans
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

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