Legal Counsel

  • Hootsuite
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sep 02, 2018
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Who You Are…

You are a highly competent business-minded lawyer with excellent corporate experience, an exceptional ability to draft and negotiate commercial contracts and a love for working on varied matters and getting things done. You genuinely enjoy working with a team, have integrity in everything you do and are motivated to always make things #MoreBetter. As this role requires providing direct legal support to the business and building company-wide processes, you are a unique person who is practical, can work effectively in a team environment, triage a heavy and varied workflow, set and deliver on appropriate priorities and appropriately manage various legal projects.

You are Called to the Bar of a Canadian Province and have 3-6 years of experience, with at least 2-3 years of strong Corporate Law experience in a private practice setting (preferably from a national firm), as well as strong exposure to complex and varied commercial contracts. This position will ideally be located in Vancouver, Canada (for the right candidate, Toronto, Canada may be considered).


In your role, you will be responsible for a variety of Corporate and Commercial matters. On the Corporate side, you will lead or assist with:

  • Implementing the company’s corporate governance strategy
  • Global subsidiary management, including maintenance of minute books, organizational documents of our subsidiaries, management of corporate entities, etc.
  • Credit facility matters
  • Overseeing the work of the company’s transfer agent, including support of stock issuances, transfers, stockholder inquiries, etc.
  • Administration of Hootsuite’s equity compensation program
  • M&A/financing transactions

On the Commercial side, you will work within a team of lawyers supporting the business to draft, review and negotiate a broad range of contracts, including those relating to partnerships/alliances, procurement, and global real property leases.

In both capacities, you will be instrumental in building legal processes to help manage the scalability of our legal services as we continue to grow and will have the opportunity to take on a wide-ranging portfolio of legal work.

You’re Great At…

  • Providing business-oriented and practical legal advice
  • Communicating with others, with a knack for translating legal advice into actionable guidance to business teams in plain English
  • Being a team player with a strong orientation toward a collaborative, results-oriented environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working effectively with a large number of individuals across various departments
  • Going the extra mile to get the job done right (and having fun while doing so!)
  • Being highly organized
  • Getting things done and meeting deadlines
  • Paying close attention to detail, while also moving toward the bigger picture
  • Triaging a heavy workflow, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results efficiently
  • Taking initiative and working independently with minimal direction
  • Handling challenging situations in a time sensitive environment, and enjoying the challenges of a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • Being comfortable with change, and pivoting quickly as needs and priorities change
  • Working effectively with outside counsel

Bonus Points…

  • Previous In-House experience
  • Exposure to legal matters relating to software/technology
  • Other languages


Hootsuite is an inclusive employer. Every effort will be made to provide accommodations requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law


3-5 years