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Legal Counsel


Toronto, Ontario, CA

Position Title: Legal Counsel
Requisition ID: 31470
Career Group (ADSP): Administrative
Division: Nat - Affaires juridiques (80069744) 
Department: Legal Services  
Work Location: METRO ON - 5559 DUNDAS STREET W (#A-DUND) 
Province: Canada : Ontario 
Position Type: Temporary  






Summary :

The incumbent is responsible for providing legal advice and support to Metro Ontario Inc. (the Company) and its affiliates regarding all aspects of operations, including negotiating and drafting legal documentation and supervising outside counsel. Areas of concentration include real estate, corporate/commercial and franchise law. Provides support to the Senior Director, Legal Services and VP General Counsel and Corporate Secretary as required.                                                                       


Specific responsibilities :

-Draft, negotiate and finalize contracts of all kinds, including offers to lease, commercial leases, in-store licenses, agreements of purchase and sale, easements, amending agreements, closing documents, e-registration.                                                 

-Register notices of leases/amendments, discharges, conduct electronic registry office searches and

-PPSA filings/research. Ensure that proper notices/filings are prepared/submitted in a timely manner.

-Advise executives and employees of the Company, its affiliates and its parent on legal issues arising from the Company’s real estate holdings and operations, including leasing, real estate administration, franchising, marketing and compliance.                                                    

-Provide information, support and direction to outside counsel in litigation and other legal matters.          

-Provide support for various corporate initiatives, including policies and emergency response.        

-Update the Company/department on legal developments.                                                    

-Occasional handling/coordination of expropriation and municipal legal matters.

-Some involvement in corporate records and periodic corporate reports.

-Supervise Law Clerk in respect of real estate, including e-registration, and other matters.                       

-Assist in keeping the department’s budget on target.                                                

-Other duties as assigned.                                                     


Qualifications :

-Law degree (LL.B./JD); member of Law Society of Upper Canada      

-Minimum 5 years legal experience in commercial real estate (including leasing) and corporate/ commercial matters.          

-Proven experience in commercial real estate conveyancing and anchor retail tenant leasing; municipal law; multi-use property legal experience an asset  

-Excellent negotiation, written & verbal communication and presentation skills           

-Computer skills: MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint   

-Demonstrated ability to prioritize & work under pressure       

-Valid driver’s license/travel requirements      

-Excellent and flexible team player      


Relationships :


-Office; Company Executives; VP General Counsel & Corp Sec; Montreal Legal team; Stores;

-Distribution Centres; Outside counsel; Government representatives; Municipal representatives/inspectors; Landlord representatives; Representatives of suppliers


Metro values, respects and leverages the differences and competences of all employees from a variety of different backgrounds. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment.
Metro is committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities.  Should you require an accommodation or wish to receive this application in an accessible format, please advise.
Only applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted.
We respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from agencies.

METRO INC. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the Corporation operates or services a network of 953 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Première Moisson, as well as 648 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment directly or indirectly to almost 90,000 people.

Our five customer promises are simply that... promises to provide our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Under each promise are actions that support it.

Our five customer promises:

  • Great quality fresh products
  • The people are great
  • It's easy to shop
  • Customers get what they want
  • Prices are good

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