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Legal Counsel

Location:Whitby, ON (Canada)
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:The 407 East Construction General Partnership have been awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain Highway 407 East Phase 1. The project includes 11 interchanges, including 2 freeway to freeway, realignment of Lakeridge Road; 20.3 KM of new built 407 East main line; 5 KM re-aligned 401; 10 KM of new built West Durham Link; 100 structures (23 culverts or arches/boxes, 77 bridge structures.); 175 ha of ecological restoration, including habitat creation for 5 identified, endangered species; 8.8 KM of stream, realignment/restoration; a large archeological program, habitation of a number of contaminated sites; and a large landscaping program.

The position of Legal Counsel will provide counsel to the project.
Duties: Provide analysis and counsel on numerous legal, policy and environmental issues.
Negotiate and draft various types of vendor, client and employment contracts and other legal documents.
Assist in investigating and managing of third-party claims.
Management and supervision of outside counsel.
Advise the company and affiliates on all legal matters, including labor matters.
Represent the company in various legal proceedings, including collection matters.
Develop and recommend policies on numerous legal issues.
Draft pleadings, motions, discovery, corporate resolutions and agreements, etc.
Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles and other documents.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws
Call to the Bar of the Province of Ontario
Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience
Transactional experience in a corporate legal department or law firm environment.
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
Experience reviewing, negotiating, and drafting numerous types of construction-related contracts, including P3 agreements.

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