Regional Municipality of Peel

Legal Counsel, Business Law

Posted Date 7 days ago(2/12/2018 8:00 AM)
System ID
# Positions
Position Type and Status
Contract Full-time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Legal
Career Level
Post End Date
2/28/2018 11:59 PM

About Us

The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


Job Description

Legal Counsel, Business Law

Corporate Services – Legal Services

Contract Duration: Approximately eighteen (18) months

(With Possibility of Extension or Regular Full Time)


Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel of Business Law, The Regional Municipality of Peel is seeking a Lawyer to join its Business Law practice group.

Do you have a passion for providing creative, innovative and forward thinking legal solutions?


Are you customer focused and thrive in a team where collaboration, partnership and passion to excel are celebrated? 


This may be the opportunity for you!


The Role:

  • The review, drafting and negotiation of contracts and documents of all types, related to the business operations and other municipal services of the Region including complex agreements, corporate/commercial documents, infrastructure project agreements, and construction  contracts
  • Providing high quality, concise, timely and effective legal advice on general corporate/commercial,  infrastructure projects, public procurement,  contracting and construction contracting matters
  • The review and drafting of complex procurement documents
  • Providing strategic direction and advice to Regional staff on all business related matters
  • Performing other related duties as assigned



  • LL.B. or equivalent and be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience as a practicing lawyer in corporate/commercial law work primarily in the context of reviewing, negotiating and drafting a broad range of complex business agreements and other legal documentation, including those related to the procurement of goods and services, construction and infrastructure projects
  • Experience in the area of corporate/commercial law, public procurement and construction agreements
  • Possess excellent communication, drafting, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, tact, patience, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial team environment with both colleagues and support staff and to maintain composure under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities and manage and develop relationships with members of the public, other legal counsel and senior management
  • Must have sound judgment in providing practical legal advice in support of the Region’s business needs and negotiating complex agreements, often under tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills are also required
  • Experience in the area of municipal law would be considered an asset



Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

Hours of work: 8:30am-4:30pm; Monday to Friday


If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.

Additional Information

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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