The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Legal and Justice

Are you passionate about real estate and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced setting? Do you enjoy supporting clients in achieving their dreams while managing multiple competing priorities?

Our Real Property team seeks an experienced Property Paralegal to join our Halifax office for a full-time permanent position. As part of the Real Property team, you will support the real property lawyers in our Halifax office, ensuring the needs of our clients are exceeded with every interaction.

As a Property Paralegal, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting in all aspects of various types of real estate transactions including commercial, condominium, new construction and subdivision property files;
  • Assisting with share and purchase transactions, commercial financings, developer and condominium sales by reviewing and drafting closing documents including resolutions, officers' certificates, and security documents for financings;
  • Preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters and opinions; and,
  • Conducting all accounting-related processes for all property transactions, including liaising with financial institutions to obtain mortgage releases and deposit closing funds.

The successful candidate will possess the following skill set:

  • The ideal candidate will have a Legal Administration or Paralegal diploma or other related education with experience in a legal support role;
  • Three (3) years of experience assisting with commercial property and/or commercial financings;
  • Experience in drafting land registry office (LRO) forms for subdivisions and submitting Parcel Description Certification Applications (PDCAs) for new developments;
  • Exceptional technology skills, with proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office, legal billing systems and Conveyancer;
  • Excel in a demanding, fast-paced team environment, be highly detail-oriented, and flexible to changing priorities;
  • Excellent communication skills with a special focus on client service and the highest degree of professionalism; and,
  • A positive and collaborative team player with the highest level of personal integrity, always assisting others to ensure the overall team goals are achieved.

Our team members have access to:

  • Defined-benefit pension plan;
  • Firm-paid health and dental benefits;
  • Health spending account;
  • Personal spending account (wellness);
  • Time for you:
    • Including vacation, personal, and sick days.
  • Balancing life:
    • Work from home / Flex work options available for many team members.
  • Our Team - we can't say enough about our people! You will be part of a collaborative, collegial, respectful, and caring team; and,
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a variety of committees including Collective Social Responsibility, Wellness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Special Events and so many more!

McInnes Cooper is committed to building an environment that is diverse and inclusive, representative of the communities in which we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through our online application process.

As part of the recruitment process, MC will provide accommodation(s) to candidates with disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the recruitment process with us, please contact Alana Burgess at [email protected] or 902.455.8260.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment Team-oriented Process Improvement Organized self-starter Highly detail oriented Client Service Oriented Adaptable and Flexible Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Positive Can-do Attitude Thrive in deadline-driven Environments

A little bit about us

McInnes Cooper

About MC

McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest law firms in Canada and a member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to industry-leading clients from Canada and abroad, the firm continues to thrive through its relentless focus on client success, talent engagement and innovation. With an integrated team of 220 lawyers and over 250 professional resources across seven offices in Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, St. John's and Sydney, McInnes Cooper is positioned - both in size and experience - to offer clients a full range of legal services.

Our People

At McInnes Cooper you will find a team that values you. We recognize that our members are key in delivering outstanding client service and we provide a collaborative, professional environment with a member focused culture. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that values, respects and supports different perspectives, cultures and experiences.

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognize that our individual differences make us a stronger, more adaptable law firm. We embrace these differences and give all of our members the opportunity to develop their unique skills and talents.

Collective Social Responsibility

We are recognized as a leader and innovator amongst Canadian law firms in the field of Collective Social Responsibility. Our people are concerned citizens who enjoy giving back. Together, we focus on developing ongoing partnerships with community organizations that do amazing work, often despite limited resources and public awareness. As a firm, we have the ability to respond with contributions of time and monetary support, and our people give generously of their skills and effort.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Through our Pro Bono Program, we provide legal counsel to disadvantaged people and organizations that have difficulty gaining access to justice on matters of public interest.

Environmental Stewardship

Like any large organization, our operations leave a footprint on the environment. From paper use and waste production to transportation and energy consumption, we continually look for opportunities to minimize that impact.