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Legal Counsel, Real Estate

Who you are

You are a service-oriented lawyer who is excited to be a part of a fast-growing organization that enables the best to be even better. You have experience in commercial real estate law and are looking for the opportunity to provide your expertise to drive change within an exciting industry. You love working in a collaborative team environment, but also enjoy your autonomy to accomplish tasks and provide excellent service to our Partners and their teams. As an individual who is driven by excellence, you are eager to contribute the success of one of Canada’s Best Managed companies.

This is a hybrid position based out of our Toronto Support Centre or fully remote if based outside of the Greater General Toronto Area (GGTA).  The Legal Counsel, Real Estate will play an integral role in the review and negotiation of leases during the dental clinic acquisition process, as well as overseeing efficient extensions and renewals. The ideal candidate will add strategic value and find satisfaction in the management of day-to-day legal matters associated with dentalcorp’s lease portfolio. The successful candidate will work under the joint guidance of dentalcorp’s Vice President of Real Estate and Acquisitions Counsel.

In this role, you will

  • Provide legal support for day-to-day real estate matters associated with dentalcorp’s portfolio of 530+ leases
  • Review, interpret and draft commercial lease documents including leases, amendments, notice letters, assignments, subleases, licenses, estoppels and non-disturbance agreements
  • Prepare legal opinions based on facts and applicable legislation
  • Manage dispute resolutions and litigation relating to real estate matters
  • Provide assistance to our Support Centre employees, Partners and practice-level teams with lease-related inquiries (ie. Tenant/Landlord responsibilities)
  • Provide legal advice and draft correspondence related to leasing disputes
  • Act as a liaison with external counsel and landlord legal teams
  • Advise on title, off-title, zoning, construction and other due diligence matters related to commercial leasing

What we’re looking for

  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or Bar of Quebec
  • 3+ years of commercial real estate experience acquired at a full-service law firm and/or as an in-house counsel
  • Outstanding analytical, drafting and negotiation skills, with an ability to learn quickly and apply technical skills to a wide range of business initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time-management and administration skills with a high-level of attention to detail
  • Bilingualism (written, spoken, comprehension) will be considered an asset

About dentalcorp

dentalcorp is Canada's largest and fastest growing network of dental practices, committed to advancing the overall well-being of Canadians by delivering the best clinical outcomes and unforgettable experiences. dentalcorp acquires leading dental practices, uniting its network in a common goal: to be Canada's most trusted healthcare network. Leveraging its industry-leading technology, know-how and scale, dentalcorp offers professionals the unique opportunity to retain their clinical autonomy while unlocking their potential for future growth.

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. At dentalcorp, we recognize that inclusivity and diversity strengthen our culture and make us better. We are committed to ensuring that the talent we hire is reflective of the diverse communities and patients we serve. To ensure equal opportunity for all candidates, we strongly encourage applicants requiring an accommodation to let their recruiter know during the recruitment/selection process. We appreciate all applicants for taking the time to apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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We want you to thrive

At Dentalcorp, we want you to be successful from day one. We are focused on attracting, retaining and developing the very best talent from across many industries to ensure our people bring diverse experience, skills and thinking to continue to drive business performance.

About the Support Centre Team

We are bold, passionate, authentic and bring heart to our work. We work as one team and support each other to be successful. We lean in to make great things happen, celebrate our success and reward people for their contributions.


  • Join a collaborative team and values-based culture
  • Competitive compensation and benefits in an essential, high growth business
  • Professional development and career growth opportunities
  • Be part of a community that is passionate about giving back and encourages team members to participate in initiatives such as food drives, volunteering, and supporting our practices in our Give Back, Smile Back program

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