Paralegal – Corporate Commercial (Vancouver)

  • Singleton Urquhart LLP
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 17, 2019
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

Title: Paralegal

Description: Corporate Commercial Paralegal

Practice Group: Corporate Commercial Practice Group

Location: 1200 - 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

Contact: Stephen Hinds, Director, Human Resources

Supervising Lawyers: Alana Dale-Johnson, Partner

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is recognized as a leader in construction and
infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate and business law. Founded in 1982,
with its roots in construction litigation, the firm has grown to add a full complement of business
law services including corporate commercial, commercial real estate, construction contracts,
and estates planning.

Operating on a national platform, Singleton Reynolds is positioned as a new best-in-class law
firm offering legal services and a long-standing reputation in dispute resolution.

The Firm has almost 60 lawyers in two offices (Toronto and Vancouver) and provides a wide
range of legal services including the following key practice areas:

  • Construction and Infrastructure Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • ADR
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Wills & Estates
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Entertainment Law
  • Corporate Commercial
  • Workplace Law


THE ROLE


  • Assists with incorporations and management/maintenance of corporate clients and any
changes
  • Prepares documentation related to incorporation, amalgamation, extra-provincial

registration, re-organizations, acquisitions, continuation, estate freezes, formation of
partnerships, dissolution, etc.

  • Assists the corporate department with maintenance of corporate records minute books,
and corporate database

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  • Ensures documents comply with the applicable legislation (e.g. BCBCA, CBCA) and
resolves any deficiencies
  • Ensures all key details from minute books are entered into the corporate database, in
accordance with corporate department procedures
  • Performs due diligence of minute books by identifying deficiencies and material
matters; prepares reports recommending manner of rectifying deficiencies and prepares
necessary documents required to comply with governing statutes and rectifying any
deficiencies
  • Prepares documents with and without firm precedents according to instructions and
information provided by the Supervising Lawyer and information gathered through own
research (examples include resolutions, minutes, and correspondence)
  • Reviews documents prepared by the Supervising Lawyer for general compliance with
the related legislation
  • Researches, prepares, and revises precedents and technical procedures checklists to
ensure compliance with current legislation and firm practice standards
  • Organizes small transactions and attends closings with the Supervising Lawyer to
oversee the execution of documents
  • Maintains confidentiality of the Firm, client, and employee information

KEY QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

  • Paralegal Diploma/Certificate plus a minimum of 3+ years’ experience as a Corporate
Services Paralegal or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

  • Working knowledge of laws/legislation relevant to the practice area, including British
Columbia Business Corporations Act (BCBCA), Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA),
Income Tax Act (Canada); and other relevant business organization statutes, legal
terminology, forms and documents related to the corporate practice area
  • Understanding of legal procedures and practices involved in drafting, processing and
filing a variety of legal documents
  • Solid understanding of applicable legal references and their content
  • Advanced vocabulary, spelling, and grammar; excellent verbal and written

communication skills with ability to communicate clearly using discretion, tact, and
courtesy

  • Proficiency with computer programs including advanced MS Word, Excel, Corporate
Records software and other relevant programs
  • Knowledge and proficiency in ALF
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, and manage multiple tasks ensuring deadlines
are met
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and exercise judgement
  • Willingness to learn and accept challenges with dedication to providing quality services
  • Flexibility to work extra hours when required

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KEY COMPENSATION


A competitive salary and benefits package together with opportunities for personal and
professional growth. We offer a fitness subsidy, an annual education/tuition allowance, and
ongoing continuing educational “Lunch & Learn” seminars.

KEY CONTACT


To pursue this employment opportunity, candidates are invited to submit their applications to:

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
Attention: Stephen Hinds
925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3L2

Email: jobs@singleton.com

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law