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Corporate Law Clerk

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 6, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1503870
At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

As a Corporate Law Clerk with EY Law LLP, you will provide our clients with quality service. Our team provides commercial, corporate and partnership law advisory services, including corporate due-diligences, corporate re-organizations, mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, transfer pricing, drafting commercial contracts and drafting employment policies and procedures.


Skills and attributes

  • Utilize your technical legal and procedural understanding of corporate and employment law and effectively apply this knowledge to client situations.
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing and analyzing corporate commercial contracts, including but not limited to service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations.
  • Ensure that applications, agreements and contracts are filed in a timely manner.
  • Meet with Corporate Lawyers to discuss questions raised by clients and then relate information back to leadership.
  • Preferred working knowledge and familiarity with regards to Canadian corporate and contract law and experience in:
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Distribution, licensing and shareholder agreements
    • Corporate governance:
    • Incorporations and organizations (Ontario, Quebec and federal);
    • Amendments, dissolutions, continuances and amalgamation (Ontario, Quebec and federal).
    • Commercial agreements


  • Draft emails in response to queries by clients and build trust through effective and accurate communication.
  • Assist in the elaboration of scopes of work and client step-memos.
  • Follow up with internal teams to ensure all processes and procedures are in alignment to execute client request.
  • Ensure that lawyers are always advised of client related issues.
  • Attend seminars and professional development courses relevant to the area of specialty as required.


  • Undergraduate University Degree, College Diploma, or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years in a legal support role preferably in the corporate and employment law space.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Additional skills

  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic and team-oriented environment.
  • Able to multi-task and manage a variety of concurrent projects.
  • A high level of professionalism and the ability to appropriately manage sensitive and confidential information.

What we look for


We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. We’re looking for people with a genuine passion for tax, and the future of tax, and are inspired to help the world’s leading multinational organizations meet complex tax obligations around the world. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.


What we offer


At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry.
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.

Diversity and Inclusion at EY


Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the 2SLGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world. 

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Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.
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