Are You An Experienced Business/Franchise Paralegal?

We’re looking for a Superstar Business or Franchise Paralegal with at least 2 – 4+ years of experience that Can Hit The Ground Running!

Does this sound like you?

You enjoy working an employee-centric, team oriented and supportive environment. You enjoy helping ambitious entrepreneurs work towards their personal and professional dreams, and know exactly how you can support them. You have a penchant for developing friendly relationships everywhere you go. You're a team player and you understand that even superstars like Michael Jordan can only get so far by themselves. You have a sickening attention to detail when it comes to preparing and finalizing contracts and other documents, and you probably take great pride in your finished products! Oh, and wouldn't it be great if we topped all of the above off with a great work/life balance?

Business / Franchise Paralegal Position (2 – 4+ yrs of experience)

Do you want to be treated like a professional while you help ambitious and entrepreneurial business owners discover how to create predictable, reliable and profitable businesses?

We are an entrepreneurial business and franchise law firm that is on track for aggressive growth and we need an experienced business or franchise paralegal to join our team and work directly with the owner and lawyers to support the team and help our entrepreneurial clients.

We want to be known for helping our clients get the legal assistance and business guidance they need to successfully launch, manage and grow their business or franchise, while learning how to become a better business owner, in a better position, and knowing that they had a team behind them that really cares about their personal and professional goals and priorities. We’re not just lawyers… we’re our client’s trusted business advisors and we go the extra mile to help them reach their goals. We are growing fast, and we need a business / franchise paralegal who can hit the ground running with minimal supervision!

This position will be responsible for important work, including:

  • Holding client meetings and providing strategic legal and business advice… and sometimes even life advice!
  • Drafting legal contracts, agreements, correspondences, letters and other documents while taking each client’s personal and professional goals and priorities into consideration (yes, we make an individualized Action Plan for each and every client).
  • Organizing and coordinating corporate filings and entity registrations, including annual reports, good standings, general filings and other corporate records management to ensure compliance with corporate laws.
  • Prepare documentation for M&A and franchise transactions, including drafting of key transactional documents and ancillary agreements, tracking the status of negotiations, preparing summaries of key terms, and assisting with closing and post-closing matters.
  • Assisting with negotiating the best possible outcome in business/franchise transactions and contentious contracts.
  • Following up with clients on a regular basis to proactively check in on their business, their contract, their new hire, their transaction, etc..
  • Managing and updating our precedent database with new types of contracts and new types of custom-drafted clauses.

If the statements below appeal to you, then you may be our next business / franchise paralegal!

  • You have a penchant for developing friendly relationships everywhere you go.
  • You are an entrepreneur at heart and love “talking shop” with business owners.
  • You enjoy going the extra-mile for your clients – always looking for ways to make this client think that you’re an absolute superstar.
  • You are an amazing drafter with a sickening degree of attention to detail.
  • You nerd out about making a bulletproof contract that not only protects your client on several levels, but also helps move their business forward in a proactive way.
  • You are an awesome juggler of tasks and can change gears quickly – You do not think scanning and copying are “beneath you”.
  • You are very good with calendars, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing, legal technology and the internet.

We love to help people learn and grow. But we don’t have the time for that right now. We need a business / franchise paralegal with at least 2 – 4+ years of experience working with traditional businesses, franchisees and franchisors, in asset and share purchase transactions, and a wide range of other general business services (such as commercial contracts, leasing arrangements, and shareholders agreements). The ideal candidate will be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done and complete tasks with minimal hand holding.

You will initially be brought in at approximately 20 – 30 hours per week and then gradually ramped up to full-time where you will be expected to manage a caseload. The position is virtual, with the possibility of hybrid in-person at some point in the future. Salary is expected to be $40,000 – $80,000, commensurate with experience and workload. There is an opportunity for bonus compensation for those who can demonstrate their profitability as well.

Intangible Benefits of Position

  • Team-first employee environment
  • Being an integral part of helping the firm grow
  • Opportunity for growth and elevation in the firm
  • Higher quality of life
  • Working on important cases that make a direct difference to businesses and their owners

Tangible Benefits Of Position

  • Competitive base salary depending on both the level of relevant experience and billable hours requirement
  • Reasonable billable hour requirements depending on the salary
  • Flexible position regarding remote work

The Ideal Candidate Will

  • Be admitted as a licensed paralegal in Ontario
  • Be an experienced corporate, franchise or transactional paralegal with 2 – 4+ years of business, franchise or commercial transactional experience in Ontario (Exceptional candidates with extensive experience, but less years of experience may be considered)
  • Be a self-starter and independent thinker
  • Be a complex problems solver
  • Be able to handle and manage their own case load
  • Be able to execute and implement business, legal and negotiation strategy
  • Be able to manage and maintain friendly client communications
  • Be an excellent and efficient biller
  • Be a person that is responsible and holds themselves accountable
  • Possess good communication and problem-solving skills
  • Have a desire and ability to help businesses and owners resolve disputes
  • Be dedicated to achieving excellent results
  • Have a positive, dealmaker (not deal-killer) attitude
  • Possess a high proficiency in Word and knowledge of Excel, computerized calendaring, and task management
  • Be able to effectively manage multiple clients and matters
  • Possess strong writing skills
  • Possess strong oral advocacy skills
  • Have familiarity with, or willingness to learn how to use Microsoft computers
  • Have a clean record with respect to malpractice judgments or bar grievance determinations. Please note that a background check may be conducted, and references may be contacted

About Our Law Firm

We’re one of the fastest growing business and franchise law firms in Ontario. In fact, we’ve been doubling our growth every year and are on track to double again this year! That’s not just because we’re excellent lawyers trusted by clients across the country, it’s also because we focus on creating the right team who lives by our shared core values: Value-Driven; Results Oriented; Continuous Improvement, Kick Ass Service, Empowerment and Trust! Our reputation speaks for itself, with happy clients and top-notch results. Our team-oriented environment is employee-focused, we maintain reasonable billable hours, offer mental health days, contribute to ongoing education and focus on finding the right work-life balance for every individual in the Firm.

Our firm regularly represents businesses, franchisors and franchisees in a variety of matters—from acting as outside General Counsel to representation in high-level business transactions to drafting and negotiating a variety of franchise arrangements, and much more.

Hansra Law exists to protect, and advise, innovators and job creators, because we believe that when the business community thrives, so does our economy. And when the economy thrives, it benefits all of us. Come be a part of the team that’s changing the way business gets done in Ontario.

We are, by definition, a small law firm. We are not the type of law firm that expects you to spend nights and weekends and holidays committed to reaching some unreasonable billable hour goal. We are, however, a law firm that takes clients’ needs very seriously and we do have standards that we expect you to meet.

If you meet those standards, and you help our ambitious clients achieve their goals, then you will be rewarded both financially and professionally. And guess what? You’ll still have time on the weekends to hang out with your family and kids.  Even if you don’t have kids, that’s cool too. Perhaps you’ll want that time to spend with your friends or having some fun, because we understand that everyone needs time for that as well.

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