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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

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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 Real Estate Lawyer to join our Barrie 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 5+ years of experience in real estate law, either in private practice or as in-house legal counsel. Experience in commercial real estate and condominium 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.

Job description

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service law firm with over 72 lawyers. The firm has a broad-based practice which includes corporate/commercial law, bankruptcy/insolvency, business law, commercial lending, commercial litigation, commercial and residential real estate, condominium law, employment and labor law, family law, immigration law, planning and development law, personal injury, wills and estates, and tax law.

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our legal team in our Barrie location. As the ideal candidate, you will have at least 5+ years of related experience in private practice and will also have good business instincts, excellent drafting and interpersonal skills, a*nd a proven ability to handle files independently and as part of a team. Experience real estate is an asset.*

This is an exceptional opportunely to be involved in corporate organizations, and re-organizations, structured financings and private placements, business acquisitions and dispositions, and in drafting and negotiating all manner of general corporate and commercial agreements.

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 Barrie location. Please forward your resume to the attention of Mimi Stellino mimi.stellino@devrylaw.ca

 

Job Type: Full-time

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.

 

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.

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.

Applicants must submit, a cover letter, resume, reference letters and transcripts.

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 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.

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service law firm with over 72 lawyers. The firm has a broad-based practice which includes corporate/commercial law, bankruptcy/insolvency, business law, commercial lending, commercial litigation, commercial and residential real estate, condominium law, employment and labor law, family law, immigration law, planning and development law, personal injury, wills and estates, and tax law.

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our fast-paced corporate practice and to be involved in corporate organizations and re-organizations, structured financings and private placements, business acquisitions and dispositions, and in drafting and negotiating all manner of general corporate and commercial agreements.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2+ years of related experience in private practice and will bring to the table good business instincts, excellent drafting and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to handle files independently and as part of a team. We offer an excellent life-work balance.

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.

Applicants must submit, a cover letter, resume, reference letters and transcripts.

Devry Smith & Frank LLP, a mid-sized law firm located in Don Mills is seeking a full-time family legal assistant. This position requires 4+ years of related experience. Must have a solid understanding of family law procedures and processes, including the Family Law Rules, and will be someone who takes initiative, has excellent organizational skills, a positive attitude, and is able to work well in a team environment. We appreciate all resumes, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Devry Smith Frank LLP is an established, full-service, law firm with over 64 lawyers. The firm 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing 1st level technical support
  • Experience in administering complex LAN/WAN environments, including cabling, video conferencing, VoIP and VPN.
  • Strong understanding TCP/IP in LAN/WAN technologies.
  • Record, track and escalate incidents via our ticketing system
  • Configure and image workstations, laptops and other computing equipment as required
  • Set up new user accounts and configure required hardware
  • Configure/support printers, copiers, IP Phones and various other peripheral devices
  • Support mobile devices
  • Assist in special projects as required
  • Provide exceptional service to all departments using available resources while meeting set SLA’s
  • Document technical procedures for new technologies as well as update/maintain existing technical documentation
  • Working with other members of the IT organization to ensure timely resolution of employee issues
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware problems on behalf of employees
  • Develop training materials and procedures, and/or train users in the proper use of hardware and software.
  • Provide on-call, off-hours and weekend support as assigned to support the staff

Preferred Skills:

  • A post-secondary education required or equivalent (IT preferred)
  • Microsoft A+, Network+ considered an asset
  • Work in a law firm environment considered an asset
  • Hardware (desktop/laptop) troubleshooting; Microsoft Windows and Office troubleshooting
  • Desktop imaging and deployment technologies
  • Backup/restore end-user systems
  • Mobile device management platform (MDM)
  • Creating and managing User Accounts
  • VPN and remote user connectivity
  • Experience with virtual desktop and thin client in an enterprise multi-site environment
  • Demonstrated experience enforcing standards policies and procedures
  • Attention to detail and committed to a high degree of accuracy
  • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks based on severity
  • Ability to support end users using different methodologies (phone, in person, web)
  • Understands the importance of good customer service skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills, and the ability to work courteously and effectively with all end users
  • Creativity and demonstrated ability working in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of change and ambiguity is critical
  • Can easily make the needed connections between systems, processes, and individuals to facilitate change
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure
  • A team player who builds strong relationships based on trust and integrity with strong work ethic
  • Embrace continuous improvement by proposing new and/or better ways of doing things
  • Egoless nature, continuous learner, passionate and determined
  • Follows through consistently on work commitments
  • Customer service oriented including strong communication skills
  • Troubleshooting experience on Macs and Windows platforms greatly desired
  • Experience supporting mobile devices

Nice to have skills:

  • User Training Experience

Working Conditions:

  • Usually work regular business hours, but may require evenings and weekends to complete projects or maintenance on systems
  • Work in offices, manufacturing facilities, environmentally controlled server rooms
  • May require travel to local or international sites, conferences and/or seminars
  • Lifting items up to 40 pounds may be routinely required
  • On Call Support

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Redesigned and updated workspace
  • Great team environment
  • Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Paid Vacation Policy
  • Consistent management and team support
  • Work life balance

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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