Careers at Ross & McBride LLP


We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

Corporate Law Clerk


The ideal candidate will be a positive professional who can assist our lawyers with the utmost attention to detail. She/he will be proactive, creative and always exploring ways to improve efficiencies and meet the needs of clients, while maintaining professionalism at all times.
 
This individual will deal with various corporate matters including drafting legal documents, conducting research, due diligence and managing client relationships. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: incorporations, organizations, amalgamations, changes in corporate charter, dividends, dissolutions, maintaining and reviewing corporate records, ledgers and registers, assisting with corporate reorganizations and share and asset purchase transactions.
 
The preferred candidate has a minimum of 1 - 3 years of experience as a Corporate Law Clerk. Excellent knowledge of federal and provincial corporate statutes and corporate procedures. Exceptional communication, technical, interpersonal and client service skills. Experience with not-for-profit corporations and estates would be considered assets.
 
Please submit the following in confidence to Mr. Tim Parker, General Manager, by email only at tparker@rossmcbride.com.
 
1.         Cover letter (1 page)
2.         C.V. (no more than 2 pages)
 
If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Mr. Parker by contacting him at tparker@rossmcbride.com or by telephone at 905-526-9800. Where an accommodation is requested, Ross & McBride LLP will consult with the applicant and provide or arrange for suitable accommodation.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Business Lawyer

The Business Law Practice Group at Ross & McBride LLP provides a wide range of services, advises business leaders, and represents enterprises, large and small in both the private and public sectors, including financial institutions, government agencies and not for profit charitable organizations.
The Group takes great pride in giving our clients concise, effective and timely advice to protect and/or advance their business interests. Our legal professionals are well-respected leaders in the legal community. Our skills can help you minimize your risk and maximize your reward and help you build and protect your business.
 
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
We are seeking a lawyer with 3 – 5 years of experience to join our Business Law group WITH exposure to:

  • International Legal services
  • Incorporation and Corporate Reorganization
  • Partnerships Joint Ventures and other Business Organizations
  • Purchase and Sale of Businesses
  • Business Succession, Tax Planning and Asset Protection
  • Banking and Financing
  • Private Financing and Venture Capital
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Environmental Law
  • Municipal Law and Land-Use Planning
  • Leasing and Licensing
  • Construction Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Trade-marks and Copyright
  • Information Technology and E-Commerce
  • Shareholder Disputes and Remedies
  • Commercial Litigation and Negotiation
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Charitable and Non-Profit Law
  • Foreign Investment and Trade
  • Corporate Governance
  • Government Relations, Regulatory and Public Policy

Skills & Qualifications Required:
  • 3-5 years of experience.
  • License in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Highly organized, keen attention for detail and interest in working in an energetic environment.
  • Solid drafting, research and writing skills.
 
We are offering:
  • Remuneration commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • A collegial and dynamic work environment which values work/life balance
 
Please submit the following in confidence to Mr. Tim Parker via email to tpaker@rossmcbride.com:
  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • C.V. (no more than 2 pages)

If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Mr. Parker by contacting him by telephone at 905-526-9800


Charity and Not-for-Profit Lawyer

We are seeking a lawyer with 1 – 5 years of experience to join our Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Group WITH exposure to advising and representing not-for-profit and charitable organizations in such matters as:

  • Charitable registration under the Income Tax Act
  • Legal advocacy
  • Maintaining charitable status and dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Transition under the new federal and provincial corporate legislation
  • Updating by-laws and review of governance and operational matters
  • Assistance with organizing and holding meetings for members and other stakeholders
  • Advising on political activities within CRA rules
  • Facilitating foreign operations by Canadian not-for-profits and charities
  • Employment matters
  • Major agreements with donors and funders
  • Legal and ethical issues with fundraising, fundraising contracts, gifts, and planned giving
  • Partnerships, affiliations, and mergers
  • Protection of intellectual property – copyright and trade-marks
  • Educational programs for boards, staff, and volunteers on legal and ethical issues
 
Skills & Qualifications Required:
  • 1-5 years of experience
  • License in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Highly organized, keen attention for detail and interest in working in an energetic environment.
  • Solid drafting, research and writing skills.


Estate  Lawyer

We are seeking a lawyer with 1 – 5 years of experience to join our Estates Law group WITH exposure to:

Estate Planning:
  • Preparation of estate plans, including wills of varying complexity
  • Business succession planning including corporate reorganizations, estate freezes, asset and share sales as well as shareholder agreements.
  • Development of probate free and tax avoidance strategies
  • Creation of charitable trusts and foundations, family trust, insurance trusts and gifting programs
  • Creation of special needs to protect the elderly and disabled
  • Development of special trusts like spousal and cottage trusts
  • Creation of Powers of Attorney
  • Preparation of international estate plans, and
 
Estate Administration:
  • Conduct probate proceedings
  • Prepare estate accounts
  • Advise executors, trustees and beneficiaries
 
Skills & Qualifications Required:
  • 1-5 years of experience in the areas of Wills and Estates law
  • License in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Highly organized, keen attention for detail and interest in working in an energetic environment.
  • Solid drafting, research and writing skills.

 
We are offering:
  • Remuneration commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • A collegial and dynamic work environment which values work/life balance

 
Please submit the following in confidence to Mr. Tim Parker via email only at tparker@rossmcbide.com
1.            Cover letter (1 page)
2.            C.V. (no more than 2 pages)
If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Mr. Parker.


Articling at Ross & McBride

Ross & McBride and its predecessors have been part of the Hamilton legal landscape for over a century.

Our 41 lawyers practice in a variety of fields including Corporate and Commercial Law; Civil and Commercial Litigation; Matrimonial Law; Criminal Law; Charities & Non-profit Law; Personal Injury Law; Labour, Employment & Human Rights Law; Estates and Trusts; and Real Estate Law.

Ross & McBride’s diverse client base includes public and private corporations and institutions. We are proud of the many longstanding relationships developed as a result of our commitment to serving all of our clients’ legal needs.

Articling is an essential foundation-building opportunity. We recognize this and ensure that our students are fully involved in all aspects of professional life. Our Articling program is flexible and encourages students to pursue their interests, while gaining experience in a broad range of legal endeavours. Our students take responsibility for a number of ongoing files, make court appearances, assist counsel in all aspects of legal work and accompany counsel on trial.

There is a fast-paced yet friendly atmosphere at Ross & McBride. Our firm is interested in attracting students who relate well with the firm and its clientele. Our students combine excellent academic records with a variety of outside interests and achievements.

We would be pleased to receive applications from students interested in an articling position at Ross & McBride. Applications should be submitted to Andrew Spurgeon either by email to aspurgeon@rossmcbride.com or by mail to the attention of Andrew Spurgeon at Ross & McBride LLP,  1 King St. West, P.O. Box 907, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3P6.

Please note that, for the 2019-2020 Articling Recruitment Process, the deadline for applications is Friday May 4, 2018 at 5:00pm. 

Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae and law school transcripts if/when available.  For students from international schools with grading scales which differ from Ontario law schools, we ask that you provide information and/or documentation as to your law school’s grading scale, if available.  References are not required but appreciated.