Director Legal Affairs, Real Estate needed at Circle K Toronto, Ontario, Canada- Click to apply now

Apr 24
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Maybe you’ve stopped by for a coffee, fueled up your car or grabbed something to eat on the go. Then you know what Couche-Tard is all about. Our mission is simple: to make our customers' lives a little easier every day. We’ve grown into a successful global company with over 15,000 stores in 26 countries, serving more than 6 million customers each day. In all, we have more than 120,000 people working at our stores and support offices.

Director Legal Affairs, Real Estate

Department: Canadian Legal Affairs

Location: Toronto, On (305 Milner Avenue)

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Hybrid: 3 days at the office and 2 days remotely

Do you have exceptional communication skills? Are you well versed in commercial real estate and commercial laws? Are you passionate about negotiations? If so, look no further, we have the job for you! Reporting to the Head of Legal Affairs, within our Canadian Legal Affairs department, the Director Legal Affairs, Real Estate will provide daily legal support to different business units within the company.

What You Will Do

  • Draft, negotiate and review various real estate agreements (sale and purchase agreements, transfer of properties, leases, offer to lease, etc.) and commercial agreements;
  • Conduct survey and title review;
  • Handle land entitlement, design and construction issues;
  • Ensure company compliance with contractual agreements, applicable laws and regulations;
  • Advise on the interpretation of legal documents, applicable laws and regulations in a manner that provides practical legal solutions while properly managing risk to the company;
  • Provide legal opinions and analysis of possible legal solutions and give recommendations to address and meet business and legal objectives;
  • Stay informed of changes in applicable laws and regulations, and bring required changes, if need be, to ensure the compliance of the company’s practices with applicable rules;
  • Interact occasionally with external counsel, advisors, external vendors and business partners, including brokers, buyers/sellers and developers.
  • Manage Legal Clerk that reports into the role.
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What You'll Need

  • 10 years or more of relevant legal experience in commercial real estate matters. This includes, but not limited to: the acquisition and/or leasing of both unimproved land and operating facilities and commercial agreements drafting and negotiation;
  • Member of the Ontario Bar;
  • Knowledge of commercial and corporate laws;
  • Rigour, analytical sense and business acumen;
  • Ability to work with internal and external contacts and provide professional service on a daily basis;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to effectively manage priorities;
  • Bilingualism (English & French) is a strong asset.


  • Alimentation Couche-Tard has been named one of the “Best Employers in Montreal” for 2023;
  • Complete benefits packages (medical and dental);
  • Possibility of enrolling in a pension plan with employer contributions or a stock purchase plan;
  • Employee discounts in stores and with multiple of our partners;
  • Paid time off plan including vacation, sick days and personal days;
  • Work in a collaborative, dynamic and high performing team;
  • Scholarship program available to the employee and the employee's children.
  • Mode hybrid.

INTERESTED ? You are only a few clicks away from joining an exceptional company! Those interested in this position should apply on our career site:

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position; Only selected individuals will be contacted.

Couche-Tard attaches great importance to diversity in the workplace and subscribes to the principle of employment equity by encouraging applications from designated groups, namely: women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (« Couche-Tard »)

Couche-Tard is a Canadian company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:ATD.A) (TSX:ATD.B). Couche-Tard is a leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of the number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), as well as in Ireland, and has an important presence in Poland.

In addition, under licensing agreements, close to 2,350 stores are operated under the Circle K banner in 15 other countries and territories (Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macau, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand and Vietnam).

Circle K values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from the following designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request in all aspects of the selection process.


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