Legal Counsel

  • Cirrus Consulting Group
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 26, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Other)

Job Description

Do you have a natural ability to effortlessly carry on a genuine conversation with just about anyone, finding common ground in a matter of minutes? Do you love meeting and working with new people in a challenging environment while delivering unique value and helping people? If so, our Associate Lawyer (AL) job opportunity may be the perfect career move for you!

Cirrus Consulting Group is hiring an Associate Lawyer to add our Healthcare Leasing team.

Cirrus Consulting Group is one of North America’s pre-eminent healthcare consulting firms. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cirrus provides a wide and extensive array of service offerings to help maximize operational efficiency for healthcare practices, increase revenue, negotiate medical and dental office leases, implement cost control initiatives, design practice workflows and customer retention/engagement strategies. As a result of the uniqueness of our expertise and the niche aspect of our offering, Cirrus works with customers all across Canada and the US on a daily basis.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal person for this role is intuitive and engaging, with a genuine interest in building real relationships with our dental and medical clients, and delivering a unique and wonderful experience to them.

The Associate Lawyer is a natural leader with a passion for people and the drive to go above and beyond our client’s needs, making them feel comfortable and appreciated throughout the lease negotiation process. They are committed to doing their best in everything they do, are generous with their knowledge and skills, and operate with integrity, executing tasks with the highest quality of standards and a smile.

Position Responsibilities

The technical role of the Associate Lawyer is to successfully lead and manage our clients through the negotiation process with their landlord, with a focus on dental/medical commercial/office leases. The AL will be assigned files by the Senior Director and are expected to work collaboratively with others on the Healthcare Leasing Team. Reports To: Vice President, Healthcare Leasing Group

The Associate Lawyer will negotiate new and renewing dental and medical commercial/office leases in a timely manner through the following process:

  • Review and analyze client commercial leasing requirements as they relate to the successful operation and long term stability of the client’s healthcare practice.
  • Prepare and negotiate Letters of Intent, Offers to Lease and Lease documents as required, focusing on critical dates, breakdown provisions and key clauses.
  • Negotiate with all stakeholders with the goal of delivering a win-win for both the client/tenant and landlord.
  • Proactively communicate with the client and develop and maintain a trusted relationship throughout the process.
  • Diligently log and update all related activities and file status changes in the CRM system throughout the lifespan of the file.
  • Overcome risks and obstacles encountered in the process by demonstrating the ability to proactively manage these challenges.
  • Demonstrate a consistent record of managing the process in order to meet target file completion metrics.
  • Assist other team members and strategic partners to ensure the delivery of results of the highest standard.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 2+ years working experience in the legal industry.
  • Customer-service oriented with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • A sense of urgency to get things done with strong persuasion skills.
  • Ability to be professional with all stakeholders in the process in order to deliver win-win solutions.
  • Powerful communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and complete multiple projects simultaneously, and under pressure with attention to detail, and a proactive project management approach.

The Successful Candidate Will Have

  • Excellent academic credentials with an LLB or JD.
  • Membership of the Law Society of Upper Canada in good standing.
  • Experience in corporate commercial law, real estate.
  • Strong legal research, drafting, oral advocacy, and client services skills.
  • Ability to handle competing deadlines on tight timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in direct client services and in-firm supported marketing initiatives.

We Offer:

  • Comprehensive onboarding experience.
  • Continuous training and coaching.
  • Highly collaborative working environment.
  • Industry competitive salary.
  • Generous bonus plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits underwritten by a brand name insurer.

Cirrus Consulting Group is an all-inclusive, equal opportunity employer. For any accommodations during the hiring process please contact Human Resources.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $70,000.00 per year