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Commercial Real Estate Lawyer – Independent Contractor (Canada) – Remote



Posting Date

July 12, 2022

Position type


Commercial Real Estate Lawyer – Independent Contractor (Canada) – Remote


About MT>Align

Have control over your hours. Work for yourself, but with us!

MT>Align, a division of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, pairs high calibre independent contract lawyers with our clients who need legal support. Through MT>Align, successful applicants will join our roster and will have the opportunity to potentially work on engagements providing sophisticated legal support to a diverse client base.

By joining MT>Align you will have access to stimulating legal work with a slate of high quality clients, while enjoying autonomy, flexibility, and control over your career; you can be a part of McCarthy Tétrault’s leading-edge new service, while still being able to choose when you work, where you work, and how many hours you work.


Role Description

MT>Align is seeking English speaking, French speaking and fully bilingual highly-motivated junior and experienced commercial real estate lawyers to join our roster. The candidate must have experience in:

  • The ability to provide legal counsel and guidance on all aspects of real estate acquisition, management and disposition.
  • Experience with property financings, construction financings, leasing matters and real property acquisitions/dispositions as well as sale and leaseback transactions.
  • The ability to review and interpret leases in order to complete detailed and comprehensive lease review summaries.
  • For the purchase and sale of commercial properties: experience drafting of agreements of purchase and sale, negotiation of agreement of purchase and sale from both a purchaser and vendor perspective; review of title and off-title diligence matters in providing advice to clients; negotiation of closing documents, escrow agreements and generally managing of closing logistics.
  • Leasing: Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases from the landlord’s perspective for commercial space including vendor leaseback, commercial condominium units and retail space.
  • Real estate investment funds: Assistance in creation of real estate investment fund vehicles, including limited partnerships; drafting of corporate documents; limited partnership agreements, unanimous shareholders agreements, side letters and discussion of investor matters.


To learn more about MT>Align, please visit us at or contact us at [email protected].


About McCarthy Tétrault LLP

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests.  The firm has a substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.  McCarthy Tétrault LLP is an equal opportunity employer and fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment.