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Associate – Commercial Leasing

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) recently announced a suite of innovative services named BLG Beyond. BLG Beyond is seeking an Associate – Commercial Leasing.

BLG Beyond is an alternative legal service platform that supports a suite of innovative services, which deliver value-added, cost-effective solutions for clients. BLG Beyond (Beyond) combines BLG’s proven expert advice with best practices and technology to deliver efficient, high-impact work to meet and exceed our clients’ needs in a constantly changing environment.

BLG Beyond offers flexible work arrangements. The successful candidate will work remotely and enthusiastically embrace new technologies and innovation. Learn more about us at BLG Beyond.

If you are a lawyer with drive, knowledge, a growth mindset, and a minimum 2 years experience in Commercial Leasing, come explore a new career and experience the momentum of BLG Beyond.

Through our distinctive innovation-driven and client-focused approach, you will grow your career working with leading professionals as part of an innovative team that uses the latest in legal technology to deliver exceptional client service. What sets us apart from other firms is the unique opportunity to be part of an alternative legal service platform where innovation is at the heart of what we do. This is an ideal position for a lawyer committed to exceeding clients’ goals and implementing new processes and technologies for servicing clients.

Together, we go beyond.

Right from the start, with the strength of our people, you will be part of a creative team where the impact of each team member’s attitude and productivity is exponential.

Applicants who have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and fast-paced practice.  The ideal candidate will have strong leasing experience from in-house practice or private law firm and solid drafting skills. This will be a client facing, role and the successful candidate must be ready to run routine leasing matters with minimal oversight and work with limited supervision on more complex matters, as appropriate for the level of experience of the candidate.

The candidate must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, and must appreciate the importance of providing excellent and responsive legal service to clients, including, where possible, using new approaches to deliver the greatest possible client value.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team.  This is an ideal position for someone who can hit the ground running, is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity where they are supported to further develop beyond their current skill level.

Key Responsibilities

Depending on your professional experience, you can expect to:

  • Work on all aspects of commercial leasing contracts, including offers to lease, leases, amending and extension agreements
  • Prepare and negotiate leases in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use commercial properties, developments and redevelopments
  • Advise clients on large portfolio transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financing
  • Assist with developing new service delivery models for leasing mandates

How to Apply

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

*Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and partners are not eligible for consideration.