Corporate Securities Law Clerk


Type: OS - Admin & Corporate Services Job Number: 15575

Job Description

Law Clerk-Corporate Securities / a prestigious Canadian law firm / Downtown / Salary Up to 100K!

  • Prepare all public company filings on SEDAR, SEDI, NRD / Registrations (applications and renewals), including advising on filing fee requirements
  • Draft applicable documentation with respect to initial public offerings and short form prospectus offerings
  • Conduct searches of public company information on SEDAR and EDGAR
  • Draft continuous disclosure documents (i.e., news releases, material change reports)
  • Update and maintain minute book information and filings for the reporting companies and the private subsidiaries
  • Provide assistance in support of all aspects of clients’ securities registrations and NRD filings, including preparing/reviewing and filing new individual and firm applications(and monitor/manage the regulatory review of same), notes of change and terminations of individual registrations and managing annual filings
  • Prepare and yearly maintain all filings required to support our clients who rely on an international or other exemption from the dealer, adviser or investment fund manage registration requirements
  • Maintain the Firm’ s reminder system regarding annual meetings for public company clients
  • Assist in the drafting of applications to regulators for exemptive relief
  • Drafting annual and special meeting materials including proxy materials, scripts, minutes, etc.
  • Liaise with clients, accountants, lawyers and regulators to take instruction and obtain information and reporting on status of matters
  • Prepare and file articles and corporate documentation relating to simple/complex incorporations, organizations, amendments, continuances to/from other jurisdictions, short and long form amalgamations, dissolutions governed by the  Business Corporations Act(Ontario),  Canada Business Corporations Act, Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act  and the  Corporations Act (Ontario)
  • Prepare routine minute book documentation (i.e. annual meeting materials, changes in directors/officers/registered office, dividends, share provisions, etc.) and make necessary filings
  • Prepare and file business name, partnership and limited partnership registrations as required by provincial legislation
  • Prepare and file extra-provincial and territorial registrations, amendments and annual returns on behalf of corporations, partnerships and limited partnerships as required by the various provinces and territories
  • Prepare and file annual returns, Forms 1 and 2 as required by the  Corporations Information Act (Ontario)
  • Provide assistance during and/or subsequent to completion of a transaction, as may be required
  • Review, analyze and summarize basic/complex minute books and corporate records and recommend a course of action to rectify any deficiencies and draft necessary documentation
  • Conduct preliminary searches for name availability, obtain NUANS, document list, corporate profile report and determine currency of information
  • Obtain Certificates of Status/Compliance
  • Filing, dockets and relevant accounting procedures
  • Perform a variety of legal and administrative duties while assisting lawyers with assigned matters

Qualifications  Required:
  • 5+ years of experience as a Law Clerk, preferably in Securities
  • Law Clerk Diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate, with a membership in good standing
  • Previous experience preparing and completing NRD, SEDAR and SEDI filings
  • Service oriented, self-motivated and willing to take initiative
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge, understanding and ability to apply working knowledge of the relevant corporate statutes and securities legislation
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented, hard-working and self-motivated
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact and effectively communication with individuals at all levels
  • Flexibility to work outside regular business hours when required and/or necessary
  • Ability to work remotely after hours as required

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