Lawyer - Securities

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Cox & Palmer is a full-service, top-ranked Atlantic Canadian law firm with knowledge and experience clients rely on for solid legal solutions. The firm prides itself on a collegial work atmosphere and supportive team environment. We hire self-motivated, team-minded individuals with a strong work ethic, integrity and a commitment to client service. Our Halifax office is currently seeking a lawyer for our Corporate & Commercial practice group with significant experience in securities transactions. Interest in start-ups is also valuable. The successful candidate will have 3 to 5 years experience in:

  • mergers and acquisitions       
  • corporate finance (public and private)
  • public issuer continuous disclosure obligations
  • corporate law                         
  • corporate governance
  • venture capital and private equity


  • Provide advice and representation to acquirers, targets, shareholder groups and financial advisors in a range of M&A transactions;
  • Engage in strategic business development to enhance existing client relationships and attract new clients;
  • Act as a mentor to junior associates and clerks;
  • Possess the ability to teach and present in a variety of contexts including in-house and external seminars, etc.


  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in securities law;
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation covering all areas of securities law;
  • A highly motivated self-starter who has the ability to work well both autonomously and in a team environment;
  • Attention to detail, proven organizational skills and an effective communicator;
  • A member of the Nova Scotia Bar (or the potential to become a member).

Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada, Cox & Palmer, Halifax office provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Health, dental, life and disability insurance;
  • Group RRSP;
  • Employer paid parking & professional membership fees;
  • Smartphone allowance;
  • Employee assistance program;
  • Annual health and fitness allowance.

Qualified candidates who are interested in this position should send a covering letter and resume by Thursday, March 24 2016 to: 

Claude Baldachino
Director of Professional Development
Cox & Palmer
Suite 1100 1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3N2
Direct: (902) 491 4453

Expiry Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016