Corporate Solicitor (Vancouver, BC)

at Bernard LLP
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted October 19, 2023
Category Lawyers (Solicitors)
Job Type Full-Time


Come and join our growing solicitor team! Bernard LLP is looking to add an intermediate associate to work in our thriving corporate transactions and commercial contracts practice.

You have excellent drafting and communications skills and a solid understanding of commercial contracts and transactions gained through 3 – 7 years of practice. You are intellectually curious, practical, and ambitious, and enjoy working closely with colleagues and clients alike.

You should already have good experience in one or more areas of business transactions, M&A, bank financing, infrastructure construction, commercial real estate leasing and financing, tax, import / export, complex contract drafting, regulatory compliance, and marine industry work. Just as importantly, however, you are willing to learn and embrace the opportunity to both broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills.

You are looking to apply and develop your professional skills on interesting, sophisticated and varied work, together with a talented and knowledgeable team of seniors, juniors and paralegals, and to learn and grow your practice, career, and client base.

About Bernard LLP:

You might know of Bernard LLP as Canada’s leading maritime law firm, and there’s no denying that we do great and varied contracts and transactional work for many terrific local, national and international companies across the spectrum of marine industries. But our solicitor team’s range extends well beyond the water. To give you a few examples, we act for contractors and subcontractors on pursuit and construction of major transportation and social infrastructure (think transit systems, roads, and hospitals), borrowers and lenders on real estate and resource company bank financings, and even a local professional sports team!

We offer significant hands-on solicitor work, client contact and file management, bright long-term prospects, and the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop your practice. We pride ourselves on providing an entrepreneurial, professional and collegial work environment, with excellent associate mentorship opportunities and a positive office culture. We work together as a team, enjoy what we do and who we do it for!

Bernard LLP is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading Canadian maritime law firm, with significant experience and expertise in both litigation and corporate commercial matters including ship-source pollution, ship arrest, collisions, charter party agreements, marine business sales and purchases, vessel construction, and infrastructure development and construction. Please visit for more information.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

Please submit your CV and cover letter, in confidence, to the attention of Delane Knight at Bernard LLP by email only ( Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

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