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Corporate Commercial Lawyer

Status: Completed


Mogan Daniels Slager LLP is a leading boutique business law firm with top entrepreneurial mid-market clients and a rapidly growing M&A, private equity and venture capital practice. We work hard to deliver great value with exceptional client service and value-based pricing. Our goal is to blend “big firm” expertise with a “small firm” focus on warm and caring relationships with clients and our internal team. Our smaller size allows us to be innovative in how we deliver legal services. We recognize our clients’ needs to manage legal expenses and tailor our approach to what best suits their underlying objectives, on a project by project basis. The core of who we are deeply held convictions: treat everyone with dignity and genuine caring and concern; live with transparency and humility; practice to empower our clients in the way we serve them.


Primarily focuses on providing business clients with day-to-day legal counsel and guidance.
Builds strong relationships of trust and connection with the business leaders within client organizations.
Delivers exceptional value to the client and works quickly and efficiently while juggling 5-8 matters in a day.
Engages in a diverse practice including drafting and reviewing a wide variety of contracts and other documents.
Manages legal processes, problem solving, advising and negotiation.
A trusted advisor to clients, most of whom are entrepreneurial and owner operated.
Determines and focuses on what is important – does not get stuck in the less important details.
Manages effective channels of communication with clients and the team, is responsive and keeps clients              informed of significant developments.
Collaborates with internal team, other lawyers and stakeholders to execute paperwork and complete                    transactions.

The Ideal Candidate:

8+ years as an experienced business lawyer with a broad range of corporate­ commercial experience.

A book of business and new business development is not required.

A “values driven” individual who genuinely develops relationships with clients and works respectfully with the entire team.

Collaborates well with others on the team with the ability to be comfortable and able to work well independently.

Respectful to clients and team members when under stress.

Prefers to find the answer rather than ask for it.

Very personable  and able to connect  quickly and comfortably with a variety of personality types.

Drawn to the passion and creativity of the entrepreneur.

Resourceful and creative with an ability to do something new, trusting you can “fake it ’til you make it” through rapid learning.

Desires to listen and understand the client’s objectives so as to effectively tailor advice to meet those objectives.

Project management skills with the ability to consider bigger picture as well as focus on the issue at hand.

Dedication to stay up to date and a willingness to strive for continuous improvement.

Proven background in corporate law and experience/knowledge of the areas around and informing it such as: contract law, tax law, accounting, insolvency, intellectual property rights, licensing, employment, leasing and finance.

With a pragmatic, “street smart” approach the successful candidate is able to get to the point and find solutions that make business sense.

An ability to work in an extremely fast-paced and demanding environment is essential.

Strong  judgment, excellent communication, and sound conflict management skills are essential.

Proven ability to think on your feet.

Sound drafting and negotiation skills, and the ability to anticipate, articulate clearly and protect against legal risks.

Strong IT skills and the ability to manage document and correspondence production independently.

Has a strong sense of humour: takes their work seriously, but themselves not too seriously.

Demonstrates a service-oriented humility, enjoying the success and fulfillment of others, knowing inside you have done the job well.


People First Solutions is one of Vancouver’s leading Executive Recruitment Firms, dedicated to recruiting top performers.

Our goal at People First Solutions is to hire “A” Players for our clients. To this end, our selection process is thorough, enabling us to collect very detailed information. We have based our selection process on Topgrading™, a proven method that allows our clients to effectively match top performing candidates to key leadership roles.

If you possess the fundamental skills, experience and education required to be successful in this role we invite you to provide a cover letter and résumé in word or pdf format in confidence to either Bob Murray or Adrienne Giffen.

Bob Murray – bob@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.803.4377

Adrienne Giffen – adrienne@peoplefirstsolutions.com – 604.209.8023

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role and wish to advise that we will be in direct contact only with those that we wish to interview.