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Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Senior Director, Legal works as part of a privately-owned company cross-functional team to provide practical, business-oriented legal advice on a variety of matters and to support the execution of the Company’s strategic direction and special projects.
The candidate will be primarily responsible for providing in-house counsel as it pertains to commercial leasing and franchise law. Additional experience in various other matters such as privacy, and regulatory compliance would be advantageous.
What will you do?
Specializing in real estate and, specifically, leasing:
Provide legal expertise to the corporation on matters relating to real estate and leasing
Provide legal expertise on other non-real estate related legal matters
As a member of the Legal group reporting to the Chief Legal Officer:
Administration of leases and subleases
Supervise one Senior Law Clerk, one Law Clerk, and one Senior Administrative Assistant
Advising senior management on a broad range of provincial and federal regulatory and compliance matters, including identifying areas of risk and making suggestions for improvement
Managing outside counsel and developing strategy for litigation and regulatory proceedings
Developing an in-house organization of legal professionals to provide legal assistance to the company
Researching and analyzing the law on complex issues
Analyzing and summarizing complicated legal documents, including contracts; making suggestions for alterations of those documents
Negotiating with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement conferences
Negotiating and drafting contracts
Anticipating and mitigating potential legal problems within the organization and developing strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
What will you need to succeed?
Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
5 years of experience practicing commercial leasing in either private practice or in-house
Experience in franchise law is strongly preferred
Experience with privacy legislation, marketing, purchasing, litigation management and other areas related to the retail industry would be an asset
Ability to exercise independent judgment and ethical decision-making with a minimal amount of supervision
Flexible and open to constant change and ability to work under pressure with strong attention to detail, effectively multi-talk and adherence to competing deadlines
Effective verbal and written English communication skills essential
We thank all candidates however only those selected will be contacted.
We're Canada's largest pet retailer and growing with over 500 locations. At Pet Valu, we're Pet Experts, and we're pet lovers, too.
Pet Valu offers a comprehensive rewards program to our employees including an employee discount program, an RRSP program for all employees, special offers on events and services, and a social committee to promote some fun at work. Full-time employees receive emp...loyer-paid group health benefits, a tuition reimbursement program, flexible work hours and time-off programs that help balance personal life with work.
Pet Valu is a specialty retailer of pet food, treats, toys and accessories with stores located throughout Canada and the U.S. Our stores operate under the names Pet Valu®, Paulmac’s Pet Food® and Bosley’s, and together comprise the largest retail operation in Canada dedicated to providing families with food and supplies for dogs, cats, companion birds, wild birds, fish, reptiles and small animals.
Pet Valu offers over 7,000 products, including holistic, national and premium brands of pet foods and treats as well as a wide selection of essential and innovative pet supplies for all budgets, purchased from over 200 suppliers in 11 countries. We pride ourselves on being pet experts and we want to use our knowledge and experience to help you find the right nutrition and other solutions for your pets.
Most of our stores are involved in their community, teaming up with animal rescues and adoption programs, and fundraising for animal shelters. In the past five years we have fundraised $7.12 million for North American animal rescue charities and helped 9,310 deserving pets to find their forever homes! We work with animal rescues and shelters to host adoption special events at most of our stores, in addition to the 80+ locations with on-site adoption programs.