Legal Counsel

  • Moneris
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 08, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

As Legal Counsel, you help mitigate legal risks for Moneris. You'll evaluate, analyze, assess, and advise on legal risks associated with the operation of the company, all while balancing Moneris' operational and economic goals. You'll collaborate with your team to address legal matters raised by Moneris departments, and any other legal issues that may arise. This is a chance to affect the success of a dynamic and growing company, all while sharpening your legal expertise.



Location: You will be based in our Toronto office and will work in a Hybrid model.


Reporting Relationship: You will report to the Senior Legal Counsel.



Your Moneris Career - What you'll do


  • Give valuable and accurate counsel to executives and other clients on a variety of legal topics including privacy, intellectual property, technology, commercial and corporate law
  • Negotiation, drafting and interpretation of commercial agreements with Moneris clients, partners and vendors
  • Manage actual or threatened litigation and guiding dispute resolution
  • Handle issues and escalations related to customers and partners
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to legislative developments affecting Moneris
  • Assist on corporate M&A and legal due diligence
  • Create and maintain precedent agreements and participate in/lead knowledge management initiatives to improve overall efficiency of the Legal team and evolve best in class legal services to clients
  • Manage external counsel to ensure effective performance and control costs



Your Moneris Career - What you bring


  • University Law Degree and current membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • 3+ years of corporate law experience, ideally a blend of full service law firm and in-house (payment industry or FinTech experience considered an asset)
  • Expert at drafting contracts and negotiation of terms
  • Bilingual in English and French (reading, writing, and verbal)
  • Probe, constructively manage difficult conversations and effectively address and resolve issues
  • Prioritize and work on multiple deals/files



Your Moneris Career - What you get


  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits plans starting from Day 1
  • RRSP matching & defined contribution pension plan
  • Learning & development programs and resources including unlimited free access to LinkedIn Learning, Coursera and an Educational Assistance Program
  • Holistic approach to your well-being, with an Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, monthly wellness events and a supportive workplace culture
  • Company-wide paid year-end closure & personal time off (including religious, personal, and volunteer days)


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Note: We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people of all genders, sexual orientation and intersectional identities.

We acknowledge that people from equity-deserving groups (including racialized individuals, women, gender diverse individuals, individuals with disabilities, neurodivergent individuals, members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and those born outside of Canada) are less likely to apply for jobs unless they feel they meet all the requirements posted. At Moneris, we believe candidates bring experience to their work in many ways. We encourage you to apply and share, in the application form, the transferrable experience you bring, and how this will support your success in this role.