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Intermediate to Senior level Paralegal - Corporate

Job ID: 7169

Level: Senior


Our client is a leading national law firm that is recognized as a leader in construction and infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate and business law.

They are currently looking to hire an Intermediate to Senior level Paralegal to join their busy Corporate Services team working out of their Vancouver offices.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assists with incorporations and management/maintenance of corporate clients and any changes
  • Prepares documentation related to incorporation, amalgamation, extra-provincial registration, re-organizations, acquisitions, continuation, estate freezes, formation of partnerships, dissolution, etc.
  • Assists the corporate department with maintenance ofcorporate records minute books, and corporate database
  • Ensures documents comply with the applicable legislation (e.g. BCBCA, CBCA) and resolves any deficiencies
  • Ensures all key details from minute books are entered into the corporate database, in accordance with corporate department procedures
  • Performs due diligence of minute books by identifying deficiencies and material matters; prepares reports recommending manner of rectifying deficiencies and prepares necessary documents required to comply with governing statutes and rectifying any deficiencies
  • Prepares documents with and without firm precedents according to instructions and information provided by the Supervising Lawyer and information gathered through own research (examples include resolutions, minutes, and correspondence)
  • Reviews documents prepared by the Supervising Lawyer for general compliance with the related legislation
  • Researches, prepares,and revises precedents and technical procedures checklistst o ensure compliance with current legislation and firm practice standards
  • Organizes small transactions and attends closings with the Supervising Lawyer to oversee the execution of documents
  • Maintains confidentiality of the Firm, client, and employee information

Skills and Qualifications

  • Paralegal Diploma/Certificate plus a minimum of 5+ years experience as a Corporate Services Paralegal or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
  • Working knowledge of laws/legislation relevant to the practice area, including British Columbia Business Corporations Act (BCBCA), Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), Income Tax Act (Canada); and other relevant business organization statutes, legal terminology, forms and documents related to the corporate practice area
  • Understanding of legal procedures and practices involved in drafting, processing and filing a variety of legal documents
  • Solid understanding of applicable legal references and their content
  • Advanced vocabulary, spelling, and grammar; excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate clearly using discretion, tact, and courtesy
  • Proficiency with computer programs including advanced MS Word, Excel, Corporate Records software and other relevant programs
  • Knowledge and proficiency in ALF
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, and manage multiple tasks ensuring deadlines are met
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and exercise judgement
  • Willingness to learn and accept challenges with dedication to providing quality services
  • Flexibility to work extra hours when required

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