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Legal Counsel

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Support Office - Ontario - 5015 Spectrum Way, Suite 600, Mississauga, ON L4W 0E4
Date Posted:
Jun 25, 2024
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Cogir Senior Living manages retirement residences across the country. We offer a range of senior living options including independent living, assisted living and memory care.

For over 25 years, we have dedicated every day to the happiness of retirees.

Human Focus – Creativity - Excellence

We’re seeking individuals with a purpose and passion for life and who are looking for meaningful work that will make a real difference. Join our team today!

Founded in 1995, Cogir Real Estate has more than 16,000 employees who are passionate about real estate. Motivated by our constant desire to give meaning to real estate, we seek to humanize, create and surpass ourselves in order to design pleasant, functional living environments that reflect the people who occupy them. Our team manages more than 420 properties located throughout Canada and the United States. We manage 6 million square feet of commercial real estate and 65,000 housing units including more than 220 private residences for seniors. The Cogir Foundation supports projects and causes grouped under four main axes, namely young people, seniors, cultural diversity and the environment.

About this role:

Cogir is seeking for a legal counsel with a minimum of 3 years of experience to complete its legal team, composed of 6 other professionals and support staff. Reporting to the Vice-President, Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel will be called upon to provide legal support and advice to the business units in their day to day operations, namely in the sectors of real estate law, commercial and transactional matters, supply contracts, regulatory matters, especially in relation residences for seniors, with or without care, commercial and residential leasing, construction law.

Specifically, your daily life with us will look like :

  • Provide timely legal advice and support to business units;

  • Review and negotiate agreements for acceptability and compliance with company standards, policies and procedures;

  • Handle all leasing matters for the retail components of the portfolio with oversight/assistance as required;

  • Provide transactional assistance/support on M&A transactions - due diligence, disclosure schedules, preparing LOIs, etc.

  • Manage and create precedents and standard form site-level agreements;

  • Conduct and oversee the handling of commercial dispute;

  • Uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality and integrity.

  • Assessing, evaluating and reporting on the risks associated with agreements and transactions.

  • Other duties that can be assigned as required

The ideal person has :

  • Demonstrated commitment to a strong work ethic, integrity, and discretion

  • Pragmatic and highly professional demeanor

  • Proficiency in working autonomously and collaboratively, showcasing excellent interpersonal skills

  • Effective communication abilities across various platforms

  • Superior organizational acumen, adept at meeting deadlines with precision

  • Capacity to thrive under pressure and adapt to shifting priorities seamlessly

  • Meticulous attention to detail, coupled with a proactive approach

Required qualifications :

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a law firm or in-house counsel position and be a member in good standing of the Ontario Bar (in combination to another provincial bar is an asset)

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Bilingual (English/French) is an asset

What will you be offered:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Annual Performance Bonus

  • Comprehensive Group Benefits Plan including dental and medical coverage

  • RRSP Matching for retirement savings

  • Personal days and flexible time off for family obligations

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Generous Vacation Allowance with 4 weeks to start

  • Access to Social Club activities and exclusive discounts

  • Hybrid Working Model for flexibility and work-life balance

  • Engaging Challenges tailored to your professional ambitions!

Cogir is committed to ensuring that all employment practices are inclusive. As an organization we are committed to providing and arranging accommodation for candidates upon request. 

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