Legal Counsel

Please note that this position is filled

Our client, Interfor, is one of the largest wood products companies in the world. It operates in North America and has customers around the world. With an annual capacity of approximately five billion board feet from world-class facilities, Interfor strengthens local economies, creates value for their employees and customers, and participates in sustainable forest management through materials from sustainable construction.

In order to consolidate its legal department for the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, Interfor is currently seeking to hire the services of a Legal Counsel based in downtown Montreal.

Full time, Permanent
Montreal, Downtown


  • Golden opportunity to take part in the national expansion of a well-known company;
  • High level of autonomy while offering the support of a national team;
  • Corporate culture based on commitment, solidarity and strategic growth;
  • Competitive salary including a bonus structure;
  • “Give-and-take” type of work environment with schedule flexibility;
  • Four (4) weeks of vacation, and more!


  • Effectively balance business needs and priorities against legal risks, to provide timely, practical legal advice and services;
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to write in clear, concise and plain language;
  • Effective problem-solving skills, with a pragmatic mindset and ability to innovate;
  • Comfortable assessing legal frameworks applicable to new and existing businesses across Eastern Canadian jurisdictions;
  • Able to work independently with remote supervision and support, as well as collaboratively as a key member of the legal team;
  • Able to work effectively with people who have a wide range of seniority, experience and backgrounds;
  • Committed to working with the highest ethics and integrity;
  • Bilingualism required—English & French, both oral and written in order to be able to take on all the files for the Quebec and Ontario provinces;
  • Qualified Solicitor who is a member in good standing of the Bar of Quebec, or the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Approximately four (4) years of experience in corporate/commercial, transactions and contracts.


  • Draft, negotiate, and review a wide variety of commercial contracts;
  • Update the Company’s contract templates by staying up-to-date with changes in law and judicial decisions, using clear, plain-language drafting skills;
  • Support the transactions and operations teams in M&A activity, including due diligence and post-transaction integration;
  • Research and draft company-wide policies that meet legal requirements and Company standards in multiple jurisdictions;
  • Provide support in the management and resolution of disputes and litigation matters, including working with outside litigation counsel;
  • Provide general legal advice and support to operations and corporate teams, including woodlands, log procurement, manufacturing facilities, capital projects, environment, health & safety, sales & marketing, information technology, human resources, sales & marketing and procurement/purchasing;
  • Interpret contracts, legal documents, laws and regulations for leaders in the business and advise on best practices for compliance;
  • Provide legal support for special projects and other related duties as required.

Does your ability to popularize legal information and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of a company make your reputation? Do you want to be a key player in a national legal department? Here is an opportunity not to be missed!

Want to send us your resume or get in touch with our team?