Legal Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel


 

Our Transaction Services and Corporate Legal division provides professional support to all parts of the organization through the services it provides, including legal and transaction finance. Lawyers within the team specialize in services that support infrastructure and commercial projects, real estate and leasing, lending, privacy, government affairs, litigation, construction, and contract management.

The Transaction Legal team sits within Infrastructure Ontario's Transaction Services and Corporate Legal division. As part of the team, you will advise internal stakeholders on matters pertaining to major infrastructure projects and other government initiatives leveraging private sector partnerships

What You Will Do

  • Support project teams from a legal standpoint in the delivery of major provincial infrastructure projects (e.g. hospitals, courthouses, correctional facilities, highways and rail/transit).
  • Support Commercial Projects team to deliver value for the public sector in novel and unique initiatives to leverage private sector partnerships and investments to help generate revenue, reduce costs and create efficiencies in government services and investments.
  • Provide strategic verbal and written legal and commercial advice and support on issues during the planning, procurement, construction and operations phases of infrastructure projects and commercial projects.
  • Draft, review, analyze and/or negotiate project agreements, opinions, briefing notes, memoranda of understanding, procurement documents and commercial agreements to ensure that the government's requirements are adequately reflected.
  • Ensure corporate compliance through policies, procedures and strategy development.
  • Advise in the drafting and review of corporate policies and highlight possible implications or risks as they relate to the project portfolio.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with project partners, funding partners, industry players and other stakeholders.
  • Manage external counsel; interpret and disseminate legal advice and recommendations to senior lawyers and clients.
  • Represent Infrastructure Ontario in relations with representatives of the government, stakeholders, media and general public.
  • Educate legal team and internal clients on legal matters through discussions and presentations.
  • Assume other legal duties as assigned.

Who We're Looking For

  • We are seeking an individual with a minimum of two (2) years of experience practicing law, preferably in one or more of the following areas: real estate law, procurement law, construction law, infrastructure law, project finance law, and corporate law.
  • The individual must have a university degree in law (LLB or JD) and membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work on numerous files in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Have strong negotiation skills to ensure positive outcomes for the corporation
  • Be able to communicate complex legal issues clearly to non-legal staff.
  • Have well-developed research and analytical skills.
  • Dispute resolution experience is an asset.

Infrastructure Ontario is an inclusive employer, we encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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