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Law Clerks

OVERVIEW

Fogler, Rubinoff is a mid-sized business law firm with approximately 220 support staff and lawyers.  Our firm successfully balances high standards of professionalism with a congenial, flexible work environment for our staff and lawyers.  We are committed to delivering responsive, quality service, advice and technical expertise and seek support staff that strive for excellence, are committed to client service and enjoy working as part of a team.

We currently have several Law Clerk opportunities:

  • Senior Estates Law Clerk
  • Senior Corporate Law Clerk
  • Senior Tax Clerk
  • Intermediate Tax Clerk

To explore these opportunites, please use the arrow > to scroll to the left. 

 

Why You Should Apply:

Consider achieving your career goals with us. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw the job posting in your e-mail.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP offers a congenial work environment, competitive compensation commensurate with experience, and a full benefits program. Our benefits include health and dental coverage, competitive vacation packages, referral programs, and employee assistance programs. When starting at the Firm, new team members are provided a comprehensive training and orientation program. Our Firm strives to nurture the professional development of our support staff through offering training workshops regularly throughout the year and Lunch & Learn events on a variety of topics on a quarterly basis.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be viewed here.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Estates Law Clerk

Job Description:

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Senior Estates Law Clerk to join our busy Wills & Estates Department. This position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years relevant experience, including experience in dealing with estate administration matters with minimal supervision, and will demonstrate a strong client service approach.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and manage estate administration files, which includes the following:
  • Prepare court documents for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee applications and related estate administration documents;
  • Conduct and report on wills notices, creditor and other searches;
  • Maintain and supervise the ongoing administration of estates and trusts;
  • Assist executors and trustees in the administration of estates and trusts, including the payment of debts and taxes, as well as the distribution of estate assets;
  • Monitor estate administrations and flag potential issues for the solicitor in charge;
  • Maintain direct communication and correspondence with clients, government ministries and/or agencies, financial institutions, and other third parties; and
  • Draft correspondence and various estate documents;
  • Review estate accounts prepared by external providers;
  • Prepare court documents for applications to pass accounts of estate trustees, attorneys and guardians of property and of trustees;
  • Assist litigation counsel in reviewing statements of account in contested proceedings;
  • Participate in client meetings;
  • Assist in the maintenance of our wills vault and manage progress charts related to ongoing and/or pending files; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years' relevant experience in a law firm setting;
  • Experience in dealing with estate administration matters with minimal supervision;
  • Law Clerk Diploma from a recognized post-secondary program;
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certified (ILCO) considered an asset;
  • Certificate in Estate and Trust Administration (CETA) from STEP Canada considered an asset;
  • Current working knowledge of estate related legislation, Superior Court of Justice Rules, and court probate practices and procedures;
  • Demonstrated research and problem solving skills in determining solutions to resolve issues;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong client relationships;
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment;
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Calendar) and wills/estates software;
  • Strong mathematical skills; and
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP offers competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity to work part of your work week from home.  We look forward to meeting the right career-minded candidate and having a long term relationship. In that regard, we are supportive of continued professional development and, in particular, STEP programs and education sessions. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com

 

Senior Corporate Law Clerk

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Senior Corporate Law Clerk.

Job Description:

We are looking to hire a Senior Corporate Clerk to join our busy Corporate Services Department. The position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate must have strong client relationship skills, be well organized and detail oriented. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work independently and lead a team. The successful candidate will be highly experienced and be proficient in Microsoft Office and CorpLink.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the following documents: Articles of Incorporation/Organization (including share provisions), Amalgamations, Amendments, Revivals, Dissolutions, Continuances, Extra Provincial Registrations;
  • Review and update minute books to rectify deficiencies;
  • Draft agreements and provide supporting documents relating to corporate and tax reorganizations;
  • Participate in departmental projects that focus on corporate software upgrades.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years' relevant experience;
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certified;
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Calendar) and CorpLink.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong client relationships;
  • Ability to work independently and to lead a team;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work within time sensitive deadlines and manage multiple priorities;
  • Conscientious with strong attention to detail.

We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw the job posting in your e-mail.

 

Senior Tax Clerk

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Senior Tax Clerk in our Tax Group.

Job Description:

We are looking to hire a Senior Tax Clerk to join our busy Tax Group. The position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate must have strong client relationship skills and be well organized, and detail oriented. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to lead a team, and provide support and guidance to other Clerks.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft complex share provisions for corporations under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and Canada Business Corporations Act;
  • Review planning letters with respect to tax related corporate reorganizations and prepare closing agenda;
  • Assist lawyers with corporate and tax reorganizations (share or asset purchase transactions, stock dividend freeze, capital gains strip, Sections 51, 85, 86 and 97(2) transactions) including drafting agreements, resolutions, officer's certificates and other supporting documents and prepare record books;
  • Complete and review tax election forms, including T2054, T2057, T2058 and T2059;
  • Apply to Canada Revenue Agency for comfort letters and tax clearance certificates;
  • Prepare and maintain corporate organization charts;
  • Review trust agreements, prepare trust documentation including amendment to trust agreement provisions, change of trustees, encroachment of capital, allocation of income, distribution of trust assets and winding up of trusts;
  • Conduct minute book reviews regarding deficiencies and propose rectification;
  • Assist with general corporate matters including incorporation, amendment, amalgamation, dissolution, revival and continuance, organization of corporations (including professional corporations and application for certificates of authorization), corporate changes, all types of dividends and share transactions;
  • Assist lawyers in convening meetings of directors and shareholders;
  • Attend to registrations under the Business Names Act, Limited Partnerships Act, Extra Provincial Corporations Act and Personal Property Security Act;
  • Assist with Business Number and program accounts registrations with Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Update precedents and maintain ticklers;
  • Mentor and train clerks in the tax group;
  • Work on projects and other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years’ relevant experience;
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certified;
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and Provincial corporate procedures and statutes;
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Calendar);
  • Experience using: Corplink, Fast Company, and Aderant;
  • Experience with various tax transactions and forms;
  • Experience leading a team, with the ability to provide support and guidance to other Clerks;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong client relationships;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, following instructions with minimal supervision;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work within time sensitive deadlines and manage multiple priorities;
  • Conscientious with strong attention to detail.

We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw this posting in your e-mail.

 

Intermediate Tax Clerk

Our firm has an immediate opening for an Intermediate Clerk in our Tax Group.

Job Description:

We are looking to hire an Intermediate Tax Clerk to join our busy Tax Group. The position will require a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. The successful candidate must have strong client relationship skill, be well organized and detail oriented. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior law clerks with corporate reorganizations including drafting simple index, resolutions, other supporting documents and prepare record books;
  • Assist with general corporate matters, including incorporation, dissolution and revival, organization of corporations (including professional corporations and application for certificates of authorization), corporate changes, annual compliance, all types of dividends and share transactions;
  • Attend to registrations under the Business Names Act, Limited Partnerships Act, Extra Provincial Corporations Act and Personal Property Security Act;
  • Conduct minute book reviews regarding deficiencies and proposed rectification;
  • Review trust agreements, setting up trust minute books, prepare trust documentation including trust profile reports, annual resolutions, amendment to trust agreement provisions, change of trustees, encroachment of capital, allocation of income, distribution of trust assets and winding up of trusts;
  • Update trusts spreadsheet and monitoring time of division.

Qualifications:

  • 8-10 years' relevant experience;
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certified;
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and Provincial corporate procedures and statutes;
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Calendar);
  • Experience using: Corplink, Fast Company, and Aderant;
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, following instructions with minimal supervision;
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work within time sensitive deadlines and manage multiple priorities;
  • Conscientious with strong attention to detail.

 We look forward to meeting the successful candidate and having a long-term professional relationship. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to hrdepartment@foglers.com. Please include where you saw this job posting in your e-mail.

 

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