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Robins Appleby LLP is a mid-sized business law firm with 27 lawyers which provides a range of business legal services including:  Business Law; Estate & Succession Planning; Litigation; Real Estate; and Tax. For over 70 years Robins Appleby LLP has provided practical legal advice to entrepreneurs, businesses, financial institutions and foreign companies conducting business in Canada. Our personalized approach guarantees responsive service and—most importantly—builds the committed relationship expected from a trusted advisor.

We offer an environment that nurtures mentoring, inspires enthusiasm and motivates employees to put forth their best efforts in achieving firm goals.  If you are talented in providing unprecedented service, are enthusiastic and a team player, we are looking for you.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Corporate Law Clerk with strong tax experience to join our Corporate Services department.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct minute book reviews and provide detailed comments and instructions regarding deficiencies and proposed rectification;
  • Prepare and organize corporate documents, including issuing shares; changes to corporate records such as registered office and changes of directors, officers and shareholders and supporting and ancillary documents;
  • Attend internal meetings relating to the tax and corporate transactions;
  • Review transaction memos and draft documents from lawyers and accountants and based upon such review, assist in preparing, drafting and/or revising of a checklist of closing documents using precedents;
  • Arrange for corporate filings such as corporate articles (incorporation, amendment and continuance) and registrations under the Business Names Act such as corporate styles, partnerships and limited partnerships and under the Corporations Information Act including registration of extra-provincial corporations;
  • Assist lawyers with corporate and tax motivated reorganizations including maintaining the closing checklist and drafting share or asset purchase transactions;
  • Draft complex share capital (including "rollover" type shares and "thin voting" type shares) and prepare and file Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Amendment, Articles of Amalgamation, etc. for companies incorporated and to be incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario), Canada Business Corporations Act, Corporations Act (Ontario) and Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act;
  • Experience in implementing tax motivated reorganizations, including the drafting of  section 85 rollover agreements, section 86 share exchange/conversion, capital dividends, capital dividend redemptions, purchase of shares for cancellation and increases/decreases in stated capital;
  • Helpful to have experience reading certain tax forms, including T2057 and T2054 and if necessary draft and/or update documents to reflect the contents of such forms;
  • Assist with the day-to-day responsibilities of the Corporate Services team including a variety of routine legal and administrative duties;

 Knowledge, Qualities & Experience Required:

  • Graduate of a Law Clerk Program with a minimum of 5 years' corporate and transactional experience;
  • Advanced PC Skills with Word, Excel and CorpLink;
  • Instinctively aware of the tax implications of corporate work;
  • Extensive knowledge of legal procedures and have the ability to understand fundamental instructions and take the next steps;
  • Takes initiative and has the ability to use good judgment;
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to meet competing deadlines and ensure appropriate response times;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Dedicated to providing awesome service with ability to manage multiple internal and external clients and be adaptable to the needs of each; and
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills.

 

Robins Appleby LLP is committed to an inclusive and welcoming workplace for all individuals. Should you require any accommodation during the application, interview or onboarding processes, please contact Human Resources at jburtnik@robapp.com.



We are currently recruiting for a full-time Marketing Assistant in our Marketing department.

Job Description

Education & Work Experience:

  • Successful completion of Marketing program at a College or University level;
  • Minimum 1 - 2 years of experience in a marketing department;
  • Solid understanding of social media (ideally has own platform), rules of platform, sponsored ads and best practices;
  • Demonstrated experience with direct marketing, marketing research, coordination, project management and reporting research results for Google Analytics, LinkedIn and YouTube;
  • Experience with Sitefinity ( or Wordpress ) , Canva and Adobe Pro preferred, but not required;
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills (Excel/Word/Outlook);

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the implementation of marketing and advertising campaigns; prepares marketing and collateral; plans and organizes promotional presentations; updates calendars;
  • Prepares marketing reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing sales data;
  • Keeps promotional materials ready by coordinating requirements with graphics department; inventorying stock; placing orders and verifying receipt;
  • Supports Partners by providing sales data, market trends, forecasts, account analyses, new product information;
  • Researches competitive products by identifying and evaluating product characteristics; maintains research database;
  • Plans meetings; develops schedules and assignments; coordinates mailing lists;
  • Assembles consumer rating reports by compiling, consolidating, formatting, and summarizing information, graphs and presentations, distributing reports;
  • Regularly updates firm's website and Intranet;
  • Produces progress reports on a weekly/quarterly basis;

Personal Characteristics:

  • Desire to work and grow in the Marketing field;
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently and proactively;
  • Positive, can-do attitude with the passion to bring forward fresh new marketing ideas;
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to consistently provide awesome client service, sometimes under pressure and with tight timelines;
  • Exceptional multi-tasker with ability to maintain strict attention to detail while managing competing priorities; 
  • Ability to work independently, following instructions with minimal supervision.

 

Robins Appleby LLP is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace for all individuals. Should you require any accommodation during the application, interview or onboarding processes, please contact Human Resources at jburtnik@robapp.com.

We are currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant in our Tax/Estates department.

Job Description

Education & Work Experience:

  • Successful completion of Legal Assistant Diploma program;
  • Minimum of 5+ years supporting corporate, tax and/or estates lawyers, preferably in a share;
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills (Excel/Word/Outlook);
  • Experience working with a document management system;
  • Demonstrated skills in managing multiple priorities with ease; 
  • Experience processing bills and accounts on a monthly basis;
  • Ability to work independently, following instructions with minimal supervision;

 Responsibilities:

  •  Prepare, draft and transcribe correspondence and legal documents;
  • Schedule meetings and co-ordinate appointments as required;
  • Organize, open and maintain client files;
  • Responsible for daily correspondence, document preparation, drafting and filing court documents;
  • File preparation and management;
  • General administrative duties including entering dockets and processing accounts.

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong desire and ability to work independently and proactively;
  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude towards others;
  • Ability to consistently provide awesome client service, sometimes under pressure and short deadlines;
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and recordkeeping skills;
  • Ability to recognize and resolve discrepancies in recordkeeping.

 

Robins Appleby LLP is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace for all individuals. Should you require any accommodation during the application, interview or onboarding processes, please contact Human Resources at jburtnik@robapp.com.

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Robins Appleby LLP Suite 2600, 120 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1
E. info@robapp.com T. 416.868.1080 F. 416.868.0306

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