Senior Lawyer Editor - PL Canada - Commercial Real Estate

Date Posted: August 22, 2017

Department: Customer Segments, Legal Canada

Location: 333 Bay Street - Toronto

Senior Lawyer Editor – PL Canada – Transactional – Commercial Real Estate

Practical Law provides "know how" content to law firms and law departments across a range of subject areas. One of the keys to Practical Law is an in-house team of experienced lawyers who write content and help shape the service. We are looking for a talented individual to join the Practical Law team as a Senior Lawyer Editor.


To create and maintain valuable content for Practical Law Canada, in order to satisfy customer needs and

ensure corporate revenue targets are met.

This position is responsible for:

  • monitoring legal, practice and/or major market developments;
  • drafting, writing, editing and maintaining content, including standard form documents, practice guidance notes and checklists in accordance with Practical Law Canada writing standards;
  • leveraging existing databases for content and revising where necessary;
  • developing ideas for content to be published on Practical Law Canada;
  • developing and sustaining relationships with law firm contributors providing content;
  • developing and sustaining relationships with law firms, lawyers, in-house counsel and industry groups to ensure content is topical and meets their needs;
  • assisting the sales team on sales calls and service demonstrations for potential subscribers; and
  • assisting the marketing team on webinars and the creation of educational programs.

You will be a strong team player and will possess:

  • an LL.B (a Canadian Law Degree);
  • membership in the bar of Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia;
  • a minimum of 10 years' experience working as a commercial real estate lawyer in a large or mid-sized Canadian law firm or company;
  • excellent drafting and writing skills, including: very close attention to detail; impressive command of grammar, punctuation and plain English; and the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply;
  • enthusiasm, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services;
  • a good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firms and in-house counsel and the Canadian legal market;
  • expertise in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, optimally including:
  • experience representing and advising purchasers and/or sellers in a variety of commercial real property purchase and sale transactions, including drafting, negotiating and reviewing purchase and sale agreements and other related documentation and advising on legal issues, search requirements, deal structures and market practice;
  • experience representing landlords and tenants in a broad range of commercial real estate lease transactions, including drafting and negotiating commercial leases and advising on legal issues and market practice;
  • experience representing and advising lenders and/or borrowers in commercial real estate loan transactions, including drafting, negotiating and reviewing documents and advising on legal issues, deal structures and market practice related to commercial real estate loan transactions;
  • comprehensive understanding of and current legal and market issues; and
  • the ability to analyze and draft summaries of legal and market developments quickly;
  • significant practice experience in one or more of the following areas is an advantage: Project Financing; REIT's; Project Development; and Construction Infrastructure;
  • strong analytical, problem-solving and issue resolution skills;
  • strong planning and organizational skills;
  • entrepreneurial and leadership abilities;
  • the ability to react with urgency and devote high levels of time and energy where deadlines require;
  • familiarity with electronic research techniques; and
  • PC skills (MS Office).

Thomson Reuters offers an environment that is both challenging and supportive, and we are proud to have been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers from 2009 – 2017, a Best Workplace from 2006 – 2017, and a Great Place to Work for Women in 2015 and 2017. Thomson Reuters is committed to building a diverse workforce. We rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals, and to do that, we seek talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification. We consider work from home arrangements for people with a disability or specific accessibility needs. If requested, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment and assessment process.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Bring your ambition to make a difference. We'll bring a world of opportunities. More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on:

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