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.
Senior Real Estate Law Clerks support Infrastructure Ontario's Legal Services Team with the completion of real estate transaction activities (that include the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real property), by providing title search and conveyancing expertise as required to close transactions and as otherwise required to assist with and support the real estate related legal activities of Infrastructure Ontario.
What You Will Do
- Work independently to complete complex title searches in the Land Titles system including the ability to critically analyze title search results and prepare title confirmations, capturing all relevant title information.
- Review and analyze historical title information, including reviewing and interpreting abstracts, transfers, title instruments, reference plans and other land surveys, expropriation plans and ability to plot property boundaries, as necessary.
- Identify and resolve deficiencies and/or discrepancies with title. Prepare and manage registration of documentation to update or correct any title inaccuracies.
- Assist with and assume carriage of a commercial real estate transaction following the execution and delivery of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale to transaction close.
- With minimal supervision, independently manage all aspects of the closing of real property transactions, including, but not limited to, preparing closing documentation, updating ownership information, preparing statements of adjustment, and preparing and revising other legal documents as required and directed by Legal Counsel.
- Review, edit and organize all real estate documentation required for approval submissions relating to Orders-in-Council, Minister's Orders and Minister's Consents.
- Maintain comprehensive electronic and hard copy files of transactional documents for sales and acquisitions, and manage organization of files for easy access by Legal Services team members.
- Organize and manage all aspects of on-boarding and off-boarding of properties either acquired or disposed of from the general real estate portfolio, in order to ensure that portfolio records are accurate and up-to-date province-wide. Ensure notification of portfolio changes are communicated to all head office and regional Infrastructure Ontario staff who require this information for their business lines.
What We're Looking For
- A Law Clerk diploma/certificate/designation from recognized college or other institution is an asset.
- Over eight years of relevant experience as a title searcher/conveyancer in commercial real estate required with in-house legal group or law firm.
- Advanced knowledge of real estate terminology and practices, title search methods and procedures, Land Registry Office operations and systems, including all aspects of electronic registration and conveyancing procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of legal terminology, industry practices and formats for various legal documents and standard business processes of a law office.
- Comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation and regulations (e.g. Land Titles Act, Land Registration Reform Act, Registry Act, Business Corporations Act).
To be successful at IO, the ideal candidate will have excellent written communication skills, meticulous attention to detail to proofread and edit legal documents, able to work proactively and independently, with limited supervision and be able to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and interpersonal skills to liaise with Legal Counsel, senior management, staff, and external counsel on sensitive legal matters.
Infrastructure Ontario is an inclusive employer, weencourage applications from all qualified candidates. We will accommodate yourneeds under the Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all applicants in advancefor their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interviewwill be contacted.
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