General Counsel - Corporate Secretary (3652) Full Time Contract

Job Description

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Opportunity:  General Counsel - Corporate Secretary 

Location: Mississauga

Term: Temp to Perm

Our Client, a quasi governmental body, is currently recruiting a General Counsel with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in Corporate law to join its team in Mississauga.

Preference will be given to candidates with significant corporate governance experience.

Job Description:

This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, development, and mentorship. The candidate should have an enthusiastic and responsive approach to client requirements and excellent people skills. 

Desired Skills & Experience:

Legal (40%)

* Implements the legal processes and practices required to protect the interests and obligations of the organization.

* Prepares and reviews various legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, purchases and real estate transactions.

* Advises, negotiates, writes and reviews vendor contracts with the organization protecting the organization’s interests and ensuring clarity in agreements.

* Advises and assists HR in dealing with employment and personnel issues ensuring a fair and legally sound solution protecting the organization and its employees.

* Reviews regulations and policies to ensure they are relevant and appropriate, while allowing for the efficient and effective operation of the industry on an ongoing basis.

* Applies for registration or copyrights of the products, devices, processes and trademarks of the organization.

* Reviews, advises a Appeal Tribunal and other legal matters, to protect the interests of the organization and builds rationale to support the suggested approach.

* Examines legal and other information to determine the advisability of prosecuting or defending any legal actions.

* Advises and provides input to provincial partnership planning and strategies as requested by the General Manager and Board.

* Engages and manages external legal counsel as appropriate with respect to deliverables, timelines, fees and expenses.

Corporate Secretary (20%)

* Manages all Board and certain Committee meeting logistics, including coordinating, preparing and distributing Board and Committee materials, meeting agendas, notifications and meeting minutes for the Board of Directors and Committees.

* Attends all Board and certain Committee meetings, recording minutes, highlighting Board and Committee decisions and/or information items, actions and directives.

* Prepares all correspondence for the Board and Committees, including responses to enquiries or complaints directed to the Board and Committees.

* Oversees the planning of Annual Meeting, Fall Regional Meetings and Spring Policy Conference including the assembly of papers, agenda, meeting logistics, communication and follow ups.

* Supports the Board Chair in performing their role, including the provision of appropriate briefing materials to represent the organization to producers, regulatory and government bodies, the media, general public, etc.

* Approves the Board member expenses to ensure compliance with the organization expense policies.

* Promotes and facilitates open and full communication links and ensures an effective flow of information between the Board, its Committees,  management and stakeholders.

* Supports and directs governance processes, including:

o supporting the Board in ensuring an effective Director nomination process;

o orientation of new Directors and ongoing Board training and education;

o developing and implementing guidelines, criteria and instruments to evaluate and enhance individual member and Board performance; and

o keeping Board members apprised of governance trends and developments.

* Makes appropriate arrangements and preparations for Board representation at appeal hearings before the Appeal Tribunal.

* Prepares the Annual Report on behalf of and for approval of the Board.

If you are interested, please send your CV in confidence to: ben @

Ben Higham, JD, LL.M.
Managing Partner - Legal Recruitment


Job Overview

  • Contact Ben Higham
  • Phone 416-359-1983
  • Email
  • Posted Jan 22nd, 2019
  • Location Mississauga
  • Salary $0.00 - $165,000.00
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