Transaction Legal Director

  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 25, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator Solicitor

Job Description

Our Transaction Services and Corporate Legal division provides professional support to all parts of the organization through the services it provides, including legal and transaction finance. Lawyers within the team specialize in services that support infrastructure and commercial projects, real estate and leasing, lending, privacy, government affairs, litigation, construction, and contract management.

The expertise of the Legal Services division weaves throughout the agency to provide project support and corporate services to the entire organization including lawyers specializing in public private partnership (P3) transactions, commercial transactions, real estate and leasing, lending, privacy, government affairs, litigation, construction, contract management, and internal policies. Infrastructure Ontario is currently looking to add to its collaborative, collegial and high-caliber legal department.

In this Transaction Legal Director role, the successful candidate will provide high-quality and commercially-based legal advice and service to clients and senior management on matters pertaining to large, complex P3 infrastructure projects and on other government initiatives to leverage private sector partnerships. The incumbent will support the Vice President, Transaction Legal on corporate-wide initiatives and other general matters as well as being accountable for a team of lawyers in their carriage of files and issue management, and responsible for managing their performance.

The minimum requirements are a degree in law (LLB/JD), membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and a minimum of 7 years of experience as a transactional lawyer in the area of corporate/commercial, commercial real estate, construction, and/or project finance law. Experience and knowledge of P3s is preferred.

To be successful at IO, you will have the ability to understand business issues quickly, exercise good judgment in providing timely and practical legal advice, work effectively at all levels of the organization, and clearly communicate complex legal issues in a way that can be understood by non-legal clients. Furthermore you will possess strategic thinking, management and leadership abilities as well as excellent communications, negotiation and relationship-building skills.



Infrastructure Ontario is an inclusive employer, we encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Practice Area(s)

Transaction Law