Associate Lawyer, Corporate/Business

Associate Lawyer, Corporate/Business

Cunningham Swan LLP is Southeastern Ontario’s premier full-service law firm located in beautiful Kingston, Ontario, on the shore of Lake Ontario, in one of the most active economic development and growth areas in Canada, including clean technology/clean chemistry, health sciences, agricultural/food sciences, and modern advanced manufacturing growth clusters.

We are currently searching for an Associate Lawyer to join our Corporate/Commercial Business Law Group. We are the advisors of choice for many of the most reputable and successful businesses in Southeastern Ontario, based in the city and in the rural communities along the 401 corridor. We are the go-to business law team for long-standing private companies and innovative new companies leading significant economic development in our region. Our business law team of experienced lawyers and highly competent staff provide a full suite of business law services, including corporate restructuring, contracting, financing, M&A transactions, governance, and strategic advice to businesses and owners. We have clean energy / clean tech expertise and are counsel to clean energy industry companies across Ontario and Canada. We offer transactional, financing, and corporate life cycle advice and services to private companies at all stages and have a specialized IT/IP lawyer and trademark agent on our team We work closely with leading tax/accounting firms between Ottawa and Toronto to set companies and families up for long term success.

If you have corporate and commercial law experience and are interested in helping to support successful and growing private companies in a dynamic and high growth region of Ontario, we want to talk to you. This job involves a lot of direct interactions with business owners in real time and judgement, integrity, and character are valued attributes. The ability to work collaboratively on a friendly team, with strong practice management abilities and excellent interpersonal skills are key for this role. You would be joining an experienced and reputable team of specialized business lawyers in a busy, collegial environment, supported by a strong staff team. Successful applicants will be experienced in, or willing to learn, M&A transaction work around the purchase and sale of private corporations, due diligence, contract drafting and negotiating, corporate structuring, shareholder agreements, corporate governance, advising shareholders, and working on multi-generational succession planning and business transition teams. The successful candidate will be a business-minded individual who looks forward to working with private owners and is interested in business across a range of industries.

Cunningham Swan is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Inquiries should be directed, in confidence, to [email protected].

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