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Senior Legal Counsel in Toronto at Circle K

Date Posted: 3/1/2021

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Job Description


Our mission is simple: we make journeys easier and more enjoyable for our customers. We want to lift their spirits by delivering little boosts along the way.  We care about our people and our communities, and we look for ways to uplift people first. Wherever your journey’s going, we can help you get there.  

Senior Legal Counsel

Department:   Canadian Legal Affairs

Location:         Toronto, On

Type:               Permanent, Full-time

Do you have exceptional communication skills? Are you well versed in commercial real estate and commercial laws? Are you passionate about negotiations? If so, look no further, we have the job for you!


Reporting to the Head of Legal Affairs, within our Canadian Legal Affairs department, the Senior Legal Counsel will provide daily legal support to different business units within the company.


Here are just a few ways that you’ll help make journeys better:  

  • Draft, negotiate and review various real estate agreements (sale and purchase agreements, transfer of properties, leases, offer to lease, etc.) and commercial agreements;

  • Conduct survey and title review;

  • Handle land entitlement, design and construction issues;

  • Ensure company compliance with contractual agreements, applicable laws and regulations;

  • Advise on the interpretation of legal documents, applicable laws and regulations in a manner that provides practical legal solutions while properly managing risk to the company;

  • Provide legal opinions and analysis of possible legal solutions and give recommendations to address and meet business and legal objectives;

  • Stay informed of changes in applicable laws and regulations, and bring required changes, if need be, to ensure the compliance of the company’s practices with applicable rules;

  • Interact occasionally with external counsel, advisors, external vendors and business partners, including brokers, buyers/sellers, developers and title companies.


We want you to join our team! Here’s what we’re looking for: 

  • 8 to 10 years of relevant legal experience in commercial real estate matters. This includes, but not limited to: the acquisition and/or leasing of both unimproved land and operating facilities and commercial agreements drafting and negotiation;

  • Member of the Ontario Bar;

  • Knowledge of commercial and corporate laws;

  • Rigour, analytical sense and business acumen;

  • Ability to work with internal and external contacts and provide professional service on a daily basis;

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;

  • Ability to work under pressure and to effectively manage priorities;

  • Bilingualism (English & French) is a strong asset.


Our office employment opportunities offer you quick career growth with an international company, plus a dynamic work environment that puts people first. Wherever you are in your journey, we have a place for you.  Here’s some of the exciting perks we offer: 

  • Complete benefits packages (medical and dental);

  • Possibility of enrolling in a pension plan with employer contributions;

  • Employee discounts in stores and with multiple of our partners;

  • Paid time off plan including vacation, sick days and personal days;

  • Work in a collaborative, dynamic and high performing team;

  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and to evolve professionally in a fast-growing company;         

  • Work from home – Temporarily due to COVID-19.

Interested? You’re only a few clicks away from joining an amazing company ! Resumes must be submitted through our company website: https://workwithus.circlek.com/

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position; only those selected will be contacted.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. attaches great importance to diversity in the workplace and supports the principle of employment equity by encouraging applications from designated groups, i.e., women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and people from visible minorities.

About Us 

Our mission is simple: we want to make journeys easier and more enjoyable for our customers. We make everyday moments brighter by delivering thoughtful lifts along the way. We make journeys easier by offering fast and friendly services. We get the on-the-go lifestyle – that’s why we take extra steps to brighten peoples’ days and make quick stops easier. We are part of communities across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, helping us grow into one of the world’s leading convenience and fuel retail businesses.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (« Couche-Tard »)

Couche-Tard is a Canadian company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:ATD.A) (TSX:ATD.B). Couche-Tard is a leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of the number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), as well as in Ireland, and has an important presence in Poland.

In addition, under licensing agreements, close to 2,350 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in 15 other countries and territories (Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macau, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand and Vietnam).

Circle K values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from the following designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.  We are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Accommodations are available on request in all aspects of the selection process.