Commercial Litigation Associate

Commercial Litigation Associate - Commercial Litigation | 2-5 years | Vancouver, BC

Stikeman Elliott is a global leader among business law firms. With offices across Canada and international offices in New York, London and Sydney, Stikeman Elliott enjoys an outstanding reputation around the world.  The firm’s clients include large multinationals as well as exciting high-growth companies in emerging industries.  Stikeman Elliott’s broad expertise, and collaboration across its offices, positions the firm to comprehensively meet the most complex needs of its sophisticated client base.

The Vancouver office of Stikeman Elliott is seeking to add a commercial litigation associate with two to five years of experience gained at a leading full-service or boutique law firm. The successful candidate will work on complex commercial disputes from contract claims and business torts to class actions, product liability, insolvency and securities litigation.  Candidates who are currently more specialized in their commercial litigation practice will broaden their expertise under the supervision of accomplished senior lawyers.  Other resources at your disposal will include cutting-edge knowledge management technology and a team of knowledge management professionals.  Ongoing associate training and mentorship in technical and business skills is also a hallmark of Stikeman Elliott. 

If you strive for excellence, this is your chance to work alongside top-rated lawyers at the firm which was named Litigation Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Canada 2019 awards ceremony. 

This is an exclusive search with Hunter West Legal Recruitment.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Hacksel at 604-783-5073 or stephanie@hunterwest.ca

General Counsel - Vancity

General Counsel - Vancity | 10+ years | Vancouver, BC

We are working with Vancity, the largest community credit union in Canada and an internationally recognizedvalues-based banking pioneer, which sits at the nexus of environmental sustainability and cultural diversity. They are now looking for an experienced lawyer who has an alignment with their values to join the business as Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel. In this position you will be a key player in the management and expansion of the existing high-performing legal team. You will provide legal oversight to major transactions, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and oversee general legal matters to support the business. Experience in drafting, reviewing and the negotiation of various agreements and contracts (specifically technology procurement contracts) will be highly valued. Also important is your track record of proven success in executing legal risk mitigation strategies, implementing company initiatives, and managing external legal spend.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ legal experience, gained in a financial services institution or other highly regulated industry. You will be a dynamic leader and tactical thinker and be able to balance the needs of the business with the legal realities it may come up against. You will also be a relationship builder, able to deftly manage the demands of multiple stakeholders, and guide them concerning the legal and strategic aspects of whatever business challenges come up.

For more information or to apply (in MS Word format), please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at legalBC@zsa.ca quoting reference 29528. ZSA Legal Recruitment is exclusively retained on this search, and any applications received by Vancity will be redirected to ZSA.

Head of Legal

Head of Legal | 10+ years | Fraser Valley, BC

ValleyWe’re working with a group of diversified businesses, with over 2,000 employees between 4 companies in the Fraser Valley, now looking to hire their first in-house lawyer, to head up their legal operations and provide guidance to their various business units. Reporting directly to the President, this position requires a dynamic leader with broad experience in corporate/commercial law with particular emphasis on construction and real estate matters. There is a manufacturing and materials bent to some of the businesses, and apart from general commercial matters, you will be dealing with an array of contracts for existing and new construction projects, real estate transactions, litigation management, compliance and employment law.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience, ideally having managed a broad legal remit in-house. The businesses are all based around the Langley and South Surrey area, so it’s an ideal position for someone living in the Fraser Valley and tired of the commute downtown. For more information or to apply, please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at legalBC@zsa.ca quoting reference 29573.

Senior In-House Counsel (Part time potential)

Senior In-House Counsel (Part time potential) | 5+ years | Vancouver, BC

Our client is a major construction & infrastructure company currently looking to hire a senior in-house lawyer on either a full-time or part-time basis, located in their Vancouver office.

In the role of Senior Counsel, you will provide legal support on complex P3 or alternative financing pursuits, and advise throughout the process. You will be working on all legal aspects of the RFQ, RFP, and preferred proponent bid submission processes; negotiate commercial and financial term sheets, project agreements, pre-bid and joint-venture agreements; assist in the preparation of commercial and finance documents; work with the in-house lawyer to assess and mitigate risk. There is also the potential to lead and manage individuals, teams or projects in time. The successful candidate will have anywhere from 5-15 years of experience advising on large public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure projects and finance transactions. Having completed a P3 project from start to finish is essential. The successful candidate will have strong corporate/commercial legal skills, including excellent drafting, negotiation, and attention to detail.

For more information on this rare opportunity or to apply (in MS Word format), please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at legalBC@zsa.ca, quoting reference #29429.

Corporate Paralegal

Corporate Paralegal | 5+ years | Vancouver, BC

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a top national firm, while benefiting from a tight-knit local dynamic team, where you’ll enjoy significant exposure on sophisticated matters. If you have at least 5 years of corporate law experience, this firm will provide the resources, infrastructure, benefits and perks of a large national firm and the flavour and culture of a small boutique firm. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Eda Alper at ealper@zsa.ca.

Real Estate Paralegal

Real Estate Paralegal | 5+ years | Vancouver, BC

Our client, a top-tier firm, is looking for an experienced Real Estate Paralegal to join their highly regarded team. Duties of this role will include dealing with commercial real estate transactions which may include acquisitions, sales, financing, due diligence and title matters, and some residential transaction work from beginning to end; dealing with sales of condominium developments; financing and re-financing transactions; and land development matters.

The successful candidate will be a graduate of an accredited Paralegal diploma program with a minimum of 5+ years’ mixed Real Estate experience. Proficiency with Word, Adobe, Excel & E-file document preparation, as well as a strong understanding of BC land titles registration requirements are required. The ideal candidate will be capable of working independently or as part of team with little supervision; have high attention to detail and superior organizational skills; excellent communication skills both written & verbal; and the ability to manage multiple competing deadlines in a fast-paced and high volume environment. For more information or to apply, please submit your resume to Eda Alper at ealper@zsa.ca.

Litigation Legal Assistant

Litigation Legal Assistant | 0 - 5 years | Vancouver, BC

Our client, a boutique downtown law firm, is seeking a Litigation Legal Assistant to join their busy practice. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow in a well-regarded litigation firm with a great team! The successful candidate will be supporting the Managing Partner’s very busy practice with a Senior Legal Assistant. The ideal candidate should be a graduate of an accredited Legal Administrative Assistant program. It is essential to have excellent written and verbal skills, a “can-do” attitude, with the ability to handle competing priorities. To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to apply, please contact Eda Alper at ealper@zsa.ca.