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General Accountability

The Securities Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the securities group in all aspects of its practice, including drafting, reviewing, and analyzing securities-related transactions, preparing, completing and managing securities filings, and all other matters related to corporate and securities transactions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist lawyers with securities-related transactions, including private placements, public offerings and takeover/issuer bids.
  • Prepare, complete and manage securities filings and related matters, including electronic filings made through the following systems:
    • SEDAR/SEDI
    • BCSC eServices
    • OSC’s Electronic Filing Portal
    • TSX Securefile
    • Canadian Securities Exchange
    • CDS – CUSIP Applications
  • Prepare, complete and manage other securities filing with respect to:
    • Exempt distributions (e.g. Form 45-106F1)
    • Exemptive relief applications
    • TSXV filings
  • Assist lawyers and clients with respect to securities filing issues, including filing fees, filing timelines, form completion, etc.
  • Assist lawyers and clients with managing transfer agency matters.
  • Research securities-related issues (e.g. exemption orders, continuous disclosure filings, precedent materials).
  • Develop securities precedent documents (e.g. filing transmittal letters, fee checklists, summaries of continuous disclosure filing requirements).
  • Draft routine securities filings and continuous disclosure documents, including:
    • Material Change Reports
    • Early Warning Reports
    • Initial drafts of AIFs, Management Information Circulars, etc.
  • Prepare documentation to incorporate, amalgamate, continue and dissolve corporations and other documentation (resolutions, etc.) in the context of corporate transactions and continuous disclosure obligations.
  • Undertake securities projects as may be required (e.g. closing book library, electronic closing books, precedent systems).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ securities paralegal experience.
  • Ability to effectively manage a high volume of work and multi-task.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Confident and hardworking with a willingness to be an active part of the deal team.
  • A team player who can work independently and take the initiative.
  • Ability to function well under pressure; handle large transactions, fast pace and multiple assignments without sacrificing quality of work product.
  • Detail-oriented – excellent spelling, grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Ability to anticipate and exercise sound judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Strong document production skills, advanced level of proficiency in MS Office, including document management and comparison systems.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited Paralegal program is desirable.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email Elizabeth Jackson at ejackson@farris.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

General Accountability

The Residential Development and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the real estate development team including drafting, reviewing, and analyzing residential and commercial real estate documents, conducting title/due diligence searches, and closings.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Administer files from start to finish.
  • Residential and commercial conveyancing and other administrative support to the real estate group, as required.
  • Prepare all loan and security documentation relating to residential and commercial conveyancing transactions.
  • Conduct title and off-title due diligence searches including pre and post registration searches.
  • Draft applications to deposit plans, statutory right of ways, covenants, and easements.
  • Prepare and file EFS applications for registration of documents and plans.
  • Prepare and file Disclosure Statements.
  • Review and process purchase and sales contracts, deposits and payouts.
  • Prepare all internal documents relating to trust transactions.
  • Prepare discharge of mortgages and reporting discharge particulars to purchaser’s legal representative.
  • Prepare and finalize reporting letters.
  • Communicate with vendors, purchasers, financial institutions, clients, lawyers, realtors and others.
  • Participate in client interviews, engage in direct phone and e-mail communications with clients and others and attend to execution of documents by clients.

Qualifications

  • Three to five years’ related paralegal experience covering all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions (contracts, surveys, title and loan documents and closings.)
  • Strong document production skills and a solid proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity and experience with e-filing.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate in a professional, mature and courteous manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments without sacrificing quality or attention to detail.
  • A team player who can work independently and take the initiative.
  • A certificate/diploma from an accredited Paralegal program would be an asset.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email Elizabeth Jackson at ejackson@farris.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Primary Responsibilities

Hospitality

  • Adhering to our COVID-19 workplace safety and hygiene protocols,
    • Stock and maintain cleanliness of each coffee station, hospitality station, and lawyer/staff lounges; load/unload dishwashers.
    • Maintain organization and cleanliness of boardrooms, including morning clean-up.
    • Prepare boardrooms with food, beverages and necessary supplies.
    • Set up and configure room space and furniture for event and meeting needs.
    • After meeting, clear room of remaining food, beverages and debris, clean room and restock service supplies for future meetings.
  • Coordinate catering services for meetings, lunches and other events.
  • Reconcile all catering orders; order supplies as necessary.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Office Services

  • Electronic (printing/scanning) document production.
  • Send outgoing faxes and ensure transmission is complete, making appropriate follow-up.
  • Ensure incoming faxes are recorded and delivered to recipient in timely manner.
  • Operate photocopiers and other binding equipment; determine client needs and time frames; advise client of job completion; and arrange for delivery or pick-up.
  • May be required to provide back-up reception and/or data entry support.

 

Qualifications

  • High School graduation and at least one year of hospitality experience preferred.
  • Ability to perform duties accurately and in a timely manner with attention to detail and a strong customer service focus.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Flexible, dependable, diplomatic and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • A team player who can work independently and take the initiative.
  • Upbeat and positive outlook with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Professional deportment and presence.
  • Basic proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures considered an asset.
  • Ability to lift and move supplies (maximum 30 lbs).
  • The work shift is subject to occasional change (i.e. start time may vary between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and end time between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.). Flexibility is required.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources or email Elizabeth Jackson at ejackson@farris.com.

We thank all candidates for their interest in Farris; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.