Business Development Lawyer

Come work with us!

We are not your average law firm.

At Stewart McKelvey, we think: forward in a typically traditional field to outperform the expectations of our clients – and our employees. Our team members are the force that drives our business toward a modern, diverse and innovative future.

Our goal is to invest in talent who contribute their diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences. At Stewart McKelvey, you are welcome to bring your whole unique self to work.

In return, we offer a culture that supports flexible work arrangements, mental & physical wellness, opportunities to continue to develop professionally and collaborate with others, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.
A few things in particular that we offer to our team include:

• Flexible work arrangements for many positions, including work from home options
• A generous paid time-off package including vacation time, sick time and “flex days”
• Group Retirement Plan with employer contribution matching
• A top rate flexible health and dental plan
• An annual wellness allowance, for a broad range of eligible expenses, such as fitness memberships and fees, fitness equipment, general health & wellness support, personal development courses, and home office expenses
• A “Dress for your Day” policy
• Assistance for continuing education
• Social events and staff retreats
• A positive and fun work environment where we value inclusion and mutual respect

If this sounds like a work environment you’d thrive in, we may have just the right opportunity for you!

We are currently seeking a Business Development Lawyer to join our Practice Innovation team based in the Firm’s Halifax, NS office.

Type of Position: Full-Time, Permanent

Close Date: April 15, 2024

The Opportunity:

An integral member of the Firm’s Business Development team, the Business Development Lawyer will be tasked with a number of responsibilities to support Stewart McKelvey’s Firm-wide BD strategy.

In particular, the successful candidate will lead the process for responding to and writing Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and Requests for Quotations, as well as review, prepare, amend and report on RFP contracts & terms of engagement. The Business Development Lawyer will also lead the assembly of proposal teams, review proposal specifics / gather relevant materials, and prepare applicable schedules and analysis.

Our new team member will further be tasked with preparing for and participating in proposal interviews (including post-mortem proposal interviews), coordinating questions in advance of proposal submissions, tracking proposal activity data and expiry dates, and writing quarterly / annual reports for board meetings.

Additional responsibilities of the Business Development Lawyer will include leading the development of alternative fee arrangements, novel/customized pricing solutions and rate renegotiation proposals (in consultation with the lead lawyer), coordinating the promotion of proposal activity at monthly practice-specific meetings, conducting pricing and client-specific data analyses to support strategic decision-making, supporting client service teams / practice groups with ad-hoc business development projects, and various other duties as assigned.

If you are a motivated, resourceful and organized legal professional with a degree in law, accompanied by excellent written communication skills, and a passion for strategic thinking, we want to hear from you!

Our successful candidate will also require strong research skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (including Excel and PowerPoint), the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects with competing demands and deadlines, and have a superior level of attention to detail.

Our Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

We believe that diversity, equity & inclusion not only enhances the delivery of legal services to our clients, but also contributes to a better workplace for our team through the respected and valued input of diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences.

It is our mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Firm, to support the diversity initiatives of our clients, and to encourage greater inclusion in our communities through sponsorship and support.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an interview and who require an accommodation are encouraged to speak with a member of the recruitment team and discuss what we can do to better support them during this process.

Interested Candidates:

For security purposes, applicants are asked to submit their resume, cover letter and any other accompanying application documents in PDF format.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted and any offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory background check.

Link to Job Posting:

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 04/15/2024