• Walmart
  • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 06, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Position Summary...Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of more than 410 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store,, is visited by 750,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has donated and raised more than $300 million to Canadian charities.

We are currently seeking an experienced real estate lawyer to join our legal department as Corporate Counsel reporting to the Assistant General Counsel. This is an exciting opportunity to work as a strategic partner, responsible for advising the business on a broad range of real estate matters, in addition to other legal areas.

What You'll Do...

The successful candidate will join a best-in-class legal team that has steadily grown over the last ten years and has built a reputation of being trusted advisors. The environment is supportive and friendly, and based on a corporate culture that gives high priority to personal and team development. This is a great opportunity for someone who is curious, adaptable and confident, and would like to build expertise advising on a wide variety of matters and leading complex transactions, including:

  • Partner with the Real Estate Business team in the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases (stores, distribution centres, warehouses, etc.), store licensee agreements, and purchase and sale transactions across Canada
  • Advise on various title, zoning and due diligence matters
  • Support planning and development matters, including municipal and expropriation law
  • Resolve commercial disputes, regulatory compliance issues and realty tax appeals
  • Identify risks and manage potential legal and regulatory issues and partner cross-functionally with the necessary business units to identify and implement appropriate solutions
  • Support for cross-functional initiatives such as facility automation and environmental sustainability related initiatives
  • Educate and train on legal requirements within the business, in partnership with business stakeholders
  • Effectively manage external counsel across Canada where engaged
  • Identify and implement efficient ways of working both within and outside the legal department


  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of commercial real estate experience at a leading law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Prior experience advising on construction and other general commercial contract related matters would be an asset.
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to lead complex transactions and communicate practical legal advice to all levels of the company including senior management, are essential.

Strong business acumen and interpersonal skills are important as you will have extensive interaction with various business groups. Ability to communicate in French is an asset.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Age - 16 or older

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.