Legal Counsel

  • Hitachi Capital Canada
  • Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 11, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel Lawyer (Other)

Job Description

Hitachi Capital Canada (HCCC), in partnership with its subsidiary CLE Capital, offers a wide variety of value-added financial solutions to our clients. These solutions are flexible and adapted to the financial needs of our customers and partners. HCCC maintains offices in Trois-Rivières (Head Office), Quebec, Laval and Burlington (Ontario) and has Account Managers across the country.   

With more than 40 years in business, and a highly experienced work force, HCCC is a fast-growing company specialized in business financing in Canada. Did you know that the number of employees has nearly tripled over the last 3 years? This growth requires us to constantly seek out talented individuals to join our team.  Be a part of this growth and join a team where collaboration, respect, open-mindedness and accuracy are at the very heart of our day-to-day activities.  

Job objectives  

Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, the Legal Counsel is available for our Burlington office or home based. The role assists the team on various facets of sophisticated transaction processing, from documentation preparation up to the point of funding. This involves communicating and working with the external / internal teams (All sales segments, Credit and Operations teams) to gain a thorough understanding of the transaction and to provide superior customer service to all parties, while ensuring compliance to company policies and procedures.   

Main Responsibilities   

· Provide legal advice and prepare structured deals transaction related documentation (Refinancing, Floorplans financing, ABL, Factoring, Custom Programs, etc)   

· Gather information from sales and credit for the preparation of structured deals transaction related documentation  

· Pull/Order and review lien searches as required and prepare any cession or rank, subordination’s or releases as needed  

· Negotiate and draft financing and guarantee agreements;  

· Work with Credit / Sr. Legal Counsel to ensure all conditions have been met prior to funding submission  

· Provide advice on regulatory requirements for compliance and legal and operational risk management;  

· Assist in preparation and updates to documentation Policies & Procedures  

· Make sure the Policies & Procedures are communicated and well understood by the sales segments and functions leaders  

· Provide post-funding asset managing support to customer service with regards to waivers, non interest letter, cession of rank received by Hitachi and related to Structured deals;  

· Provide input on optimizing efficiencies  


  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario   
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with securities (legal and/or financial industry)   
  • 2 years leasing experience (an asset)   
  • Knowledge of registration systems required (PPSA provinces and Quebec-RDPRM an asset)   
  • Drafting skills required   
  • Finance and Credit understanding aptitude required   
  • Able to Multi-task and prioritize jobs   
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills   
  • Attention to detail and accuracy    

 Work Conditions   

  • Full time position  
  • Competitive benefits package  
  • Recognition program  
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program  
  • Wellness initiatives  
  • A selection of development opportunities  
  • Ability to join company committees including social committees, Green committee and Community Action Committee supporting local community charities   

Why Join the Team   

  • You will be part of a global organization that gives back to your community through its Community Action Committee.  
  • You will work with dynamic and experienced teams.  
  • A healthy, positive and friendly environment where skill development is encouraged  
  • You will have the opportunity to evolve in an environment where collaboration, respect, open-mindedness and  accuracy are at the heart of the company’s values.   

We would like to thank all applicants in advance.  Should you be selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly.  Hitachi Capital Canada values diversity and is committed to accessibility.  Should you require you accommodation due to disability, please notify the Human Resources Recruiter.  

The use of the masculin is a default reference and includes all potential applicants.  

Only candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.

Practice Area(s)

Credit law