Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions
TD
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5d ago

Job Description

Legal counsel at TD contribute significantly to the overall reputation of TD. They promote adherence to TD’s vision and purpose to be the better bank, and enrich the lives of customers, communities and colleagues.

As part of the general management of their function, all in-house lawyers are accountable to deliver against TD's five shared commitments :

  • Think like a customer; provide legendary experiences and trusted advice
  • Act like an owner; lead with integrity to drive business results and contribute to communities
  • Execute with speed and impact; only take risks we can understand and manage
  • Innovate with purpose; simplify the way we work
  • Develop our colleagues; embrace diversity and respect one another
  • The Counsel, M&A will join a dynamic and collegial team of professionals and be involved in a wide range of activities working to advance TD's shared commitments.

    The general accountabilities of this role include but are not limited to the following :

  • Provide oversight, legal advice and support to TD senior management in M&A
  • Identify key legal risks and appropriate ways to mitigate them, ensuring awareness among relevant stakeholders and other members of the TD Legal Department
  • Oversight of outside counsel performing work in areas of responsibility
  • Manage external legal costs prudently through optimal use of internal and external resources
  • Proactive identification, management and escalation of legal risk for the Bank's M&A programs in Canada, the United States and globally
  • Oversight of outside counsel performing work in areas of responsibility
  • Manage external legal costs prudently through optimal use of internal and external resources
  • Proactive identification, management and escalation of legal risk for the Bank's M&A programs in Canada, the United States and globallyProactive legal guidance in all matters related to public company requirements, corporate governance and disclosure
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction and advice to TD executives as well as within the Legal Department
  • Anticipate emerging issues and translate business and organizational challenges into sustainable deployment strategies
  • Negotiate and influence, internally and externally, with latitude on outcomes
  • Job Requirements

  • Law degree from an accredited law school and qualified to practice law in Ontario
  • 5+ years as a corporate transactional / M&A lawyer with a major law firm
  • Highly effective communicator who engages colleagues, business partners, external stakeholders, and employees
  • Skillful communication (written and verbal), negotiation and partnership skills to balance stakeholder input but remain objective to reach the right outcome - ability to stay resilient under pressure
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills, with a superior ability to make things happen through positive influence
  • Robust organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Excellent analytical skills in assessing risk, issues and challenging the status quo
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