Transaction Counsel

5700 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5M9, Canada Req #1886
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Questrade Financial Group (QFG) of Companies is committed to helping our customers become much more financially successful and secure.

We are everything a traditional financial institution is not. At QFG, you will be constantly moving forward, bringing the future of fintech into existence. You will be a part of a collaborative team that cares deeply about our mission and each other. Your team members will help you conquer challenges, push boundaries and discover what you are truly capable of.

This is a place where you can explore, discover and learn with continuous growth. As a diverse and inclusive place to work, there are flexible working arrangements so you can unleash your creativity and curiosity with no limits. If you share the same sense of infinite possibility, come shape your future at Questrade.

What’s in it for you as an employee of QFG?

  • Health & wellbeing resources and programs 

  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick days for work-life balance

  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages

  • Hybrid and flexible work arrangements

  • Career growth and development opportunities

  • Opportunities to contribute to community causes

  • Work with diverse team members in an inclusive and collaborative environment

We’re looking for our next Transaction Counsel. Could It Be You?

The Transaction Counsel will be directly involved in complex business transactions with responsibility for negotiating, writing, reviewing, summarizing, researching and executing a wide variety of agreements for Questrade. The Transaction Counsel will provide senior management with effective legal advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage legal risks, and oversee the work of supporting internal and outside counsel.. 

What’s it like working as a Transaction Counsel at Questrade? 

As a member of our talented and high performing legal team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing legal advice, guidance and support on IT and strategic initiatives, data governance, data quality management and other legal matters;

  • Drafting, review and negotiation of a broad range of commercial agreements, including merger agreements, software-as-a-service (SaaS), software licensing, content licensing, marketing, sponsorship, confidentiality, professional services, and other agreements as required;

  • Conducting due diligence on potential targets, reviewing and analyzing contracts, financial statements, and other relevant documents to identify any potential risks or liabilities associated with a proposed transaction.

  • Review Privacy Impact Assessments for major initiatives and organizational changes

Need more details? Keep reading…

In this role, responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

As the Transaction Counsel you will:

  • Provide continuing counsel and guidance on all transactional matters.

  • Provide support on all major business transactions including drafting, reviewing and modifying documents and contracts.

  • Assisting with post-merger integration activities, including reviewing and negotiating contracts with suppliers and customers, and resolving any legal disputes that arise during the integration process.

  • Coordinate with General Counsel to ensure compliance of all transactions with company policy, laws and regulations.

  • Work alongside strategic business units, marketing, branding, sales, and human resources.

  • Research unique legal issues impacting the company’s transactions by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes.

  • Keep abreast of relevant legislative changes that may affect transactions involving the company and its affiliates. 

  • Identification of transaction issues requiring outside counsel support, and management of such support for cost-effective results.  

  • Provide day-to-day legal support to the General Counsel on all legal issues affecting the company.

So are YOU our next Transaction Counsel? You are if you…

  • 5-7 years of relevant post-call experience;
  • Hold a J.D and/or L.L.B, and are licensed to practice law;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple competing tasks in a high-pressure environment;
  • Sound legal and business judgment to provide practical solutions to complex privacy and data access issues;
  • Highly developed negotiation skills and the ability to quickly get to the key issues and present persuasive legal positions;
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders;
  • A demonstrated leadership style and work behaviours that align with our core cultural values;
  • A sense of humor 

Sounds like you? Click below to apply!

At Questrade Financial Group of Companies, with multiple office locations around the world, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and accessible work environment. This is an environment where individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Here, the unique skills and experience you bring will be valued. You will be supported and motivated, so that you can harness your unlimited potential. Our team reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and operate in. Having a collaborative and diverse team helps us push boundaries to bring the future of fintech into existence—not only for the benefit of our customers, but for those who build their career with us. 

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment/selection process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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