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Air Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jul 20, 2017
Full time
Paralegal Specialist - Montreal   -   18070   Description     Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the Best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.   We are looking for an intermediate to senior level paralegal to supplement our Aircraft Transactions Group in Montreal. Candidates should have between six (6) and ten (10) years’ experience in a diverse commercial practice and must have experience in supporting financing transactions and banking. Some aircraft financing experience would be a definitive asset. The successful candidate will be supporting and joining a team of experienced aircraft finance lawyers. The successful candidate will be responsible for various tasks related to aircraft transactions, including: Drafting and reviewing ancillary documents and legal documentation and coordinating comments from various internal branches at Air Canada; Assisting responsible lawyers in the preparation of closing documents, transaction checklists and obtaining required signatures; Liaising with transaction parties to coordinate and/or supply the flow of required documents in advance of a closing, coordinating closing logistics and attending closing calls as required; Coordinate Transport Canada filings with Air Canada Airworthiness Department and manage security interest filings related to aircraft and other Air Canada transactions, including the monitoring and renewal of all filings;  Preparing closing books and summaries of transactions, where required; Preparing aircraft working binders and monitoring and updating such binders following completion of any transaction or amendment to keep them current, and maintaining and updating the e-library for aircraft transactions shared with the Aircraft Programs Department at Air Canada; Maintaining a record of all Transport Canada and relevant security filings and renewing and updating same when required; Making registrations at the Cape Town International Registry.   Qualifications   Formal paralegal training and a paralegal certificate or Bachelor of Law with formal paralegal training and experience or extensive experience in this area. A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience as a paralegal in commercial and banking/financing transactions at a major law firm or major publicly traded corporation. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and French. An excellent knowledge of English is key. A writing sample may be requested. An evidenced facility with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and a high level of comfort in using computers and web-based applications. Experience with preparing and reviewing security interest filings, such as those made in the Quebec Register of Real and Personal Moveable Rights, is a prerequisite. Experience with navigating the International Registry would be a definite advantage. Desire and ability to pursue continuous learning. Willingness to ask questions and to seek information as needed to complete projects and tasks. Strong attention to detail and rigorous. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Strong time management skills, including the ability to work independently and to work on several projects simultaneously. Project management skills, including the ability to adhere to strict project deadlines while being flexible as necessary in response to changes and delays. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others, ability to work as a team member and to interact successfully with people at all levels of the organization, including attorneys, clients and outside counsel. Demonstrated professionalism, discretion and the ability to handle confidential information. Drive for results and urgency and motivation towards achievement. Fast and efficient work habits. Capacity to work under pressure, displaying composure in stressful situations. Tenacity and resilience to persevere towards goals, despite challenges and obstacles, maintaining enthusiasm through to the attainment of the goals. Integrity, including a strong work ethic is assumed. A successful candidate will be one who takes pride in his or her role as a representative of Canada’s international airline.   LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.  At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability. Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.   Job :   Paralegal Primary Location :   CA-QC-DORVAL-YUL Schedule :   Full-time