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Law Clerks

OVERVIEW

Fogler, Rubinoff is a mid-sized business law firm with approximately 220 support staff and lawyers.  Our firm successfully balances high standards of professionalism with a congenial, flexible work environment for our staff and lawyers.  We are committed to delivering responsive, quality service, advice and technical expertise and seek support staff that strive for excellence, are committed to client service and enjoy working as part of a team.

We currently have several Law Clerk opportunities:

  • Senior Manager Corporate Services and Tax
  • Senior Corporate Law Clerk
  • Senior Tax Clerk
  • Intermediate Tax Clerk
  • Intermediate Corporate Clerk

To explore these opportunites, please use the arrow > to scroll to the left. 

Why You Should Apply:

Consider achieving your career goals with us. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw the job posting in your e-mail.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP offers a congenial work environment, competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and a full benefits program. Our benefits include health and dental coverage, competitive vacation packages, referral programs, and employee assistance programs. When starting at the Firm, new team members are provided a comprehensive training and orientation program. Our Firm strives to nurture the professional development of our support staff through offering training workshops regularly throughout the year and Lunch & Learn events on a variety of topics on a quarterly basis.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be viewed here.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

Senior Manager Corporate Services and Tax

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Senior Manager in our Corporate Services Department (CSD) and Tax Department.

This position is ideal for a current Senior Manager looking for a new opportunity to work with a great team. This position would be ideal for a Corporate Lawyer looking into transitioning their people and process management abilities in a new role.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the Corporate & Tax Law Clerks, Assistants and all of their work-related tasks;
  • Provide ongoing feedback, coaching, and mentoring while motivating the teams, as well as ongoing training and skills assessment/development;
  • Responsible for staff scheduling, including: office rotations, approving employee vacations, monitoring overtime;
  • Performance management of work quality, personnel issues, workflow, and other concerns in an effective, timely manner;
  • Ensure service levels are being met, and coordinating all work flow; assessing staff availability, and monitoring of billable and non-billable hours on a regular basis;
  • Identify and implement opportunities to increase efficiency, and create strategies to boost productivity by assessing department practices, processes and precedents;
  • Maintain new and existing client relations, while providing exceptional customer service, including interacting with clients, answering client inquiries, and effectively handling client concerns in a timely manner;
  • Review and manage corporate/tax records and databases ensuring that these are maintained, up-to-date and used effectively;
  • May perform a variety of complex and more routine corporate legal duties as required;
  • Preparation of the following documents: Articles of Incorporation/Organization (including share provisions), Amalgamations, Amendments, Revivals, Dissolutions, Continuances, Extra Provincial Registrations;
  • Review and update minute books to rectify deficiencies;
  • Draft agreements and provide supporting documents relating to corporate and tax reorganizations;
  • Participate in departmental projects that focus on corporate software upgrades.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years' previous experience working in a mid- to large law firm or equivalent experience with a solid focus on Corporate law;
  • A minimum of 5 years' leadership experience in management or supervisory positions;
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or equivalent law degree is an asset from an accredited law school;
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Calendar) and CorpLink and FastCo;
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and leadership skills;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong client relationships;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work within time sensitive deadlines and manage multiple priorities.

We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw the job posting in your e-mail.

 

Senior Corporate Law Clerk

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Senior Corporate Law Clerk.

Job Description:

We are looking to hire a Senior Corporate Clerk to join our busy Corporate Services Department. The position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate must have strong client relationship skills, be well organized and detail oriented. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work independently and lead a team. The successful candidate will be highly experienced and be proficient in Microsoft Office and CorpLink.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the following documents: Articles of Incorporation/Organization (including share provisions), Amalgamations, Amendments, Revivals, Dissolutions, Continuances, Extra Provincial Registrations;
  • Review and update minute books to rectify deficiencies;
  • Draft agreements and provide supporting documents relating to corporate and tax reorganizations;
  • Participate in departmental projects that focus on corporate software upgrades.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years' relevant experience;
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certified;
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Calendar) and CorpLink.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong client relationships;
  • Ability to work independently and to lead a team;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work within time sensitive deadlines and manage multiple priorities;
  • Conscientious with strong attention to detail.

We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw the job posting in your e-mail.

 

Senior Tax Clerk

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Senior Tax Clerk in our Tax Group.

Job Description:

We are looking to hire a Senior Tax Clerk to join our busy Tax Group. The position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate must have strong client relationship skills and be well organized, and detail oriented. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to lead a team, and provide support and guidance to other Clerks.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft complex share provisions for corporations under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and Canada Business Corporations Act;
  • Review planning letters with respect to tax related corporate reorganizations and prepare closing agenda;
  • Assist lawyers with corporate and tax reorganizations (share or asset purchase transactions, stock dividend freeze, capital gains strip, Sections 51, 85, 86 and 97(2) transactions) including drafting agreements, resolutions, officer's certificates and other supporting documents and prepare record books;
  • Complete and review tax election forms, including T2054, T2057, T2058 and T2059;
  • Apply to Canada Revenue Agency for comfort letters and tax clearance certificates;
  • Prepare and maintain corporate organization charts;
  • Review trust agreements, prepare trust documentation including amendment to trust agreement provisions, change of trustees, encroachment of capital, allocation of income, distribution of trust assets and winding up of trusts;
  • Conduct minute book reviews regarding deficiencies and propose rectification;
  • Assist with general corporate matters including incorporation, amendment, amalgamation, dissolution, revival and continuance, organization of corporations (including professional corporations and application for certificates of authorization), corporate changes, all types of dividends and share transactions;
  • Assist lawyers in convening meetings of directors and shareholders;
  • Attend to registrations under the Business Names Act, Limited Partnerships Act, Extra Provincial Corporations Act and Personal Property Security Act;
  • Assist with Business Number and program accounts registrations with Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Update precedents and maintain ticklers;
  • Mentor and train clerks in the tax group;
  • Work on projects and other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years’ relevant experience;
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certified;
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and Provincial corporate procedures and statutes;
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Calendar);
  • Experience using: Corplink, Fast Company, and Aderant;
  • Experience with various tax transactions and forms;
  • Experience leading a team, with the ability to provide support and guidance to other Clerks;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong client relationships;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, following instructions with minimal supervision;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work within time sensitive deadlines and manage multiple priorities;
  • Conscientious with strong attention to detail.

We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw this posting in your e-mail.

 

Intermediate Tax Clerk

Our firm has an immediate opening for an Intermediate Clerk in our Tax Group.

Job Description:

We are looking to hire an Intermediate Tax Clerk to join our busy Tax Group. The position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate must have strong client relationship skill, be well organized and detail oriented. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior law clerks with corporate reorganizations including drafting simple index, resolutions, other supporting documents and prepare record books;
  • Assist with general corporate matters, including incorporation, dissolution and revival, organization of corporations (including professional corporations and application for certificates of authorization), corporate changes, annual compliance, all types of dividends and share transactions;
  • Attend to registrations under the Business Names Act, Limited Partnerships Act, Extra Provincial Corporations Act and Personal Property Security Act;
  • Conduct minute book reviews regarding deficiencies and proposed rectification;
  • Review trust agreements, setting up trust minute books, prepare trust documentation including trust profile reports, annual resolutions, amendment to trust agreement provisions, change of trustees, encroachment of capital, allocation of income, distribution of trust assets and winding up of trusts;
  • Update trusts spreadsheet and monitoring time of division.

Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years' relevant experience;
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certified;
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and Provincial corporate procedures and statutes;
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Calendar);
  • Experience using: Corplink, Fast Company, and Aderant;
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, following instructions with minimal supervision;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work within time sensitive deadlines and manage multiple priorities;
  • Conscientious with strong attention to detail.

 We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw this job posting in your e-mail.

 

Intermediate Corporate Clerk

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Corporate Law Clerk.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

  • · Preparation of the following documents: Articles of Incorporation/Organization (including share provisions), Amalgamations, Amendments, Revivals, Dissolutions, Continuances, Extra Provincial Registrations
  • · Review and update minute books to rectify deficiencies
  • · Draft agreements and provide supporting documents relating to corporate and tax reorganizations
  • · Participate in departmental projects that focus on corporate software upgrades

Qualifications

  • · Law Clerk Diploma from a recognized post-secondary program or Certificate from ILCO
  • · Minimum of 5+ years' relevant experience
  • · Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • · Ability to work within a team environment and independently
  • · Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines
  • · Proficiency in Microsoft Office, CorpLink and Fast CompanySoftware

We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com.

 

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