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We are an established full-service firm with three offices within Toronto, Barrie and Whitby, offering legal practice in more than 20 specialities and an array of sub-specialties handling cross-border transactions.

We enjoy all of the advantages and amenities of a downtown firm with a completely automated office and full technical and administrative support.  Our locations are an advantage to our staff who seek to avoid the hassles of working downtown.

We pride ourselves on having a relaxed and informal atmosphere where people will enjoy their work.  Most of us have been working here for a long, long time.  To see pictures of some of our firm events, visit our Facebook Page

We are able to offer our employees all the challenge, opportunity, diversity and growth that they are looking for.  We continue to grow so, there’s no better time to build your career at DSF. We are now among the largest employers in the Don Mills area of Toronto.

We offer an attractive remuneration package and an automated office with full technical, administrative and peer support. Enjoy all the advantages and amenities of a downtown firm, in a relaxed, informal atmosphere from a convenient and accessible location in North York.

 

CURRENT JOB POSTINGS

 Please select the individual tab below for the job posting in which may be of interest to you. Please follow the instructions listed within the description.

 

We are currently looking for a tax lawyer to complement our wills/estates and corporate teams.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in tax law, with a focus on estate planning, trust arrangements and corporate restructurings, and will have a partial or fully portable practice. Experience with cross-border taxation issues is a plus, but is not required.

We are currently looking to add an experienced planning and development lawyer to join our collegial team in North York.

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of municipal and planning law, including land use litigation, expropriation, environmental and constitutional matters including appearances before various courts and administrative tribunals, in particular the OMB. Applicants must have excellent advocacy, interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years of related legal experience, preferably gained at a municipality or with a firm representing municipalities. A portable or growing practice is preferred, but is not essential.

We are currently looking for an experienced corporate lawyer to join our office in North York.

The successful candidate will have a growing practice and a business-oriented approach to law. By joining DSF, he or she will enjoy the benefits of established technical, administrative and peer resources critical to growing a practice. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial-minded and have 7 to 12 years of business/corporate law experience from a reputable firm or as a sole practitioner. Candidates with a knowledge of tax law as it applies to corporate transactions will be preferred.

Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) is an established, full-service law firm with over 70 lawyers.  The firm has a broad-based practice which includes bankruptcy/insolvency, business law, commercial lending, commercial litigation, commercial and residential real estate, condominium law, employment and labour law, family law, immigration law, planning and development law, personal injury, wills and estates, and tax law.

We are seeking a commercial litigation lawyer with 2-4 years of litigation experience. The position will involve exposure to general civil litigation, with an opportunity to focus on and to develop expertise in one or more specific practice areas. The successful candidate will have carriage of his/her own files and will also work with senior counsel on more complex litigation.

We are conveniently located in North York and provide all the advantages and amenities of a downtown firm in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. We offer an attractive remuneration package and an automated office with the full technical, administrative and peer support necessary to work on complex and challenging files.

Please forward your resume to the attention of Mimi Stellino at e-mail: mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service law firm with over 70 lawyers. The firm offers work-life balance and has a broad-based practice which includes: corporate/commercial, commercial and bank lending, commercial litigation, bankruptcy/insolvency, condominium law, family law, wills/estates, personal injury, commercial and residential real estate, tax, immigration, and planning and development.

We are currently seeking a Junior/Intermediate Real Estate Lawyer to join our Whitby office. The successful candidate will be work with a dedicated team of lawyers and clerks and be involved in all aspects of a real estate-focused practice. Candidates should have 3+ years of experience in real estate law, either in private practice or as in-house legal counsel. Experience in commercial real estate or planning/development law would be an asset but is not required. This position will enable the successful candidate to play a key role in the growth of the practice.

We offer an attractive remuneration package and an automated office with full technical, administrative, and peer support. Please forward your resume to the attention of Mimi Stellino.

We appreciate all resumes, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Our busy and growing Barrie office is looking for a corporate clerk. Working with senior counsel, the ideal candidate will have: 4+ years of experience in corporate/commercial law, excellent technical skills and great organizational abilities. Experience in lending, real estate and/or wills/estates is an asset. If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity with our team, please forward your c.v. by fax to (416) 449-7071 or by e-mail to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca. We appreciate all resumes, however only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service law firm with over 70 lawyers.  The firm has a broad-based practice which includes bankruptcy/insolvency, business law, commercial lending, commercial litigation, commercial and residential real estate, condominium law, employment and labour law, family law, immigration law, planning and development law, personal injury, wills and estates, and tax law.

We are seeking to add an experienced family lawyer to our legal team in our Whitby office. As the ideal candidate, you will have strong professional and academic credentials and 5+ years of experience in a family law gained with a reputable firm. You also possess excellent communication and networking skills.

This is an exception opportunely to work within a growing family law group at an entrepreneurial firm with a collegial environment.  We offer an attractive remuneration package and an automated office with the full technical, administrative and peer support. Enjoy all the advantages and amenities in a relaxed, informal atmosphere from our convenient downtown Whitby location.

This position will involve working with our commercial real estate and lending group, working for a variety of clients including: major banks, private lenders and commercial investors. The successful candidate will have four (4) or more years of related experience. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please fax resume to (416) 449-7071 or e-mail to mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca

We are seeking an experienced Real Estate Law Clerk with at least 4+ years’ relevant experience to work in our office in Barrie. Proficiency with Conveyancer, Teraview, title searches, and real estate transactions. Candidate must be organized and detail oriented. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Reply with cover letter.

 

We are seeking an experienced Real Estate Law Clerk with at least 5+ years relevant experience to work from our office located in Whitby. Proficiency with Unity, Teraview, title searches, and real estate transactions is a must. Candidate must be organized and detail oriented. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Reply with cover letter.

Who are we?
We are mid size law firm with three locations: Toronto, Barrie and Whitby.  Our busy IT team is delivering a complete IT support to all three locations and we are looking for the right person to join our dynamic team.

Who are we looking for?
To help us care for our ever growing number of users, we are looking for experienced, passionate, highly motivated and customer-focused Level 2 IT support technician.  The successful candidate will meet the following criteria and is expected to perform the folloing duties:

  • To be able to provide both remote and onsite technical support to our users;
  • Comfortable working with Firewall, Switches, Hyper-V, Veeam Backup, NAS Storage, Windows Server, VoIP, SQL and others;
  • Assist level /help desk technicians with anything requiring escalation;
  • To proactively monitor internal support queue to ensure timely resolution of user’s issues;
  • Provide after hours support when needed;
  • To manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • To conduct research on how to improve efficiencies with current software programs;
  • To work directly with our vendors

Technical skills needed for this position:

  • Microsoft Windows Server Administration (Active Directory, DNS, FSMO)
  • Experience with Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Familiar with Backup software such as Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo or Acronis
  • Microsoft Office Suite and Office 365
  • Install and configure software and hardware
  • Manage network servers and technology tools
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
  • Experience with remote access tools such as RDP, LogMeIn, Bomgar, Teamviewer;
  • Proactive approach to support. Ability to identify problems in advance in order to improve service;
  • Proven problem solver and great team player
  • Familiar Microsoft Exchange and SQL server;
  • Proficient with basic hardware repairs: printers, routers, switches, routers and RAM & Hard Drive installation
  • Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
  • Build technical documentation, manuals and IT Polices
  • Experience with ticketing system
  • Experience with networks (WAN, LAN) and patch management
  • Familiar with various operating systems and mobile platform (such as Android or iOS)
  • Excellent communication skills

Work Experience:
Suitable candidate will preferably have prior experience working with law firm, some experience with Amicus or Aderant Expert is also a plus.

 

ARTICLING & STUDENTS

As a mid-sized full service law firm, our articling students have the opportunity to be exposed to all areas of practice in the firm. Although we may utilize a rotation to give students access to a broad and comprehensive articling experience, DSF maintains an informal component to the articling program. By allowing an informal component to the program, students are able to gain greater access to areas and practices of particular interest.

Many of the lawyers at DSF have also articled here. Our firm invests a tremendous amount of resources into the articling program as we look to our students as a key component of the firm’s continued growth. We endeavour to give our articling students the independence and the ability to make decisions that impact the matters in which they are involved. Lawyers are decision makers and we want to ensure that the necessary skills are learned from the beginning.

Our articling students gain court experience, as well as meet and communicate with clients, lawyers and representatives from outside the firm on the matter in which they are involved. Some of our articling student’s responsibilities include: Weekly attendance at examinations and motions, carriage of small claims court files, and writing articles for our quarterly newsletter. They also assist on motions, pre-trials, mediations, arbitrations, trials (preparing materials, negotiating with opposing parties, and attending), and conduct research.

DSF offers a salary competitive with other mid-sized Toronto firms, and pays the tuition of the bar admission course regardless of hire-back. Salary is not paid during the bar admission course.

DSF is hiring up to four summer law students for 2021. We
accept applications from second year law students. Please forward a complete
application package to us by February 5, 2021.  Consistent with our
commitment to developing and retaining talent, we will look to our summer
students to fill future articling positions.

DSF hires university and college students each summer to assist with administrative tasks. Please forward your application to us for consideration by the end of February. 

DSF complies with the guidelines of the Law Society of Ontario in the recruitment of articling students. The guidelines can be found at www.lsuc.on.ca.  Applications are due by July 6th and interviews will be conducted during the week of August 13th.

The deadline for submitting summer student applications is November 14th. We typically conduct interviews in December and January and try our best to accommodate out of town students.

Applications should include the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts, as well as graduate transcripts if applicable
  • a list of courses you are planning to take in your third year of law school

Reference letters are welcomed, but not required.

For all job postings and inquiries, please contact:

MIMI STELLINO

H.R. Manager
Devry Smith Frank LLP
95 Barber Greene Road
Suite 100
Toronto, ON, M3C 3E9
Phone: 416-446-5814
E-mail: mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca

You are welcome to submit your applications either through regular mail or e-mail