Associate – Private Company Transactions


Our Private Company Transactions (PCT) practice group provides advice on mergers, acquisitions, and other significant corporate transactions to private companies of all sizes across various industries, with a particularly strong and successful transactions track record in the mid-market – M&A transactions in the $10 million to $100 million range. The group is seeking an experienced associate with 3-6 years of experience in private company M&A and general corporate commercial practice. The role will include: structuring acquisition and ownership arrangements; negotiating and drafting confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, and other transaction-related commercial agreements; and assisting with post-closing and transition matters including holdbacks, adjustments, and set-off arrangements.

The ideal candidate will have the following core competencies:

  • Comfortable discussing proposed transaction structures with clients
  • Experience in running transactions from start to finish, including negotiating NDAs and LOIs;
  • Drafting and negotiating Asset Purchase Agreements and Share Purchase Agreements;
  • Preparation of ancillary documentation;
  • A clear understanding of undertakings and dealing with cash and trust accounts; and
  • Experience in leasing, IP, bank financing, and a general understanding of employment law would be an asset.

Personal characteristics:

  • A client-centered approach, with excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • The ability to handle the volume of a busy practice;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail;
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, confidentiality, solve problems, and handle a high level of responsibility;
  • A consistent practice of keeping senior lawyers appraised at all times;
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ambition to build a long term practice and have an eye out for partnership; and
  • The ability to work both independently, and as part of a large collegial team.


Clark Wilson is a thriving regional law firm that provides an excellent platform for business-minded professionals. We are consistently recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers® Canada for professional excellence.  Clark Wilson is certified as a Great Place to Work by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada and recognized as one of Canada’s 2021 Best Workplaces, 2021 Best Workplaces for Women, 2021 Best Workplaces for Mental Health, and 2021 Best Workplaces for Professional Services.

Our firm is comprised of over 100 highly accomplished lawyers and 150 support staff. We are proud that our team includes a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, with a common dedication to responsive, thoughtful, and comprehensive client service. Our clients count on us to achieve results and provide value quickly and efficiently.   Our employees are instrumental in helping us to achieve these results.   If you would like to be part of our team and are hardworking and goal-driven – we want to hear from you!

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Please visit our website to find out more about Clark Wilson ( You can apply for this position here or by directing your resume to Sherri Fostvelt, Director of Human Resources.

Clark Wilson is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and a positive team working environment. We thank all applicants for their submissions, however, only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted