Avmax Careers - Canada
  • Legal
  • Calgary, AB, CAN
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Avmax Group offers a competitive compensation package including an optimal benefits plan and pension plan.


The Senior Legal Counsel reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and responsible for managing, directing and leading all activities in the legal team, providing expert guidance to stakeholders on all legal matters on existing files externally and internally.

Core Competencies

  • Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Research and Analysis
  • Decision Making and Judgement
  • Providing Consultation
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Negotiating
  • Effective Communication
  • Team Work

Key Performance Indicators / Duties & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the CEO or as redirected, the Senior Legal Counsel will be responsible for strategic leadership on all business development and commercial matters, while working closely with the leasing department, sales department and other members of senior management.
  • Create standards and processes for drafting agreements, mitigate and address contractual risks, and work with the appropriate leaders to align business processes with contractual obligations.
  • Represent the company's interest on all legal proceedings including litigations, arbitrations and hearings as required.
  • Provide guidance and support to legal staff on all legal inquiries and requests.
  • Provide guidance in the advising of regulatory and contractual issues and review applicable statutes and regulations
  • Source external legal support and manage contractual relationships as required
  • Advise on appropriate action in the event of a complaint
  • Provide guidance to other legal staff on the negotiation of settlements
  • Lead, mentor, coach and supervise the legal team and provide guidance on all legal matters as required.


  • A Bachelor of Law (LLB) from an accredited Canadian university and current membership with the Law Society of Alberta.
  • A Master of Business Administration (MBA) would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a leadership role with at least 10 years' experience in commercial law
  • A proven record with the ability to lead, motivate and manage a team of legal professionals.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of commercial agreements.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Ability to work overtime in the evening and weekends as needed
  • Must have a valid Canadian passport; occasional travel may be required.


  • 10+ years experience in Corporate and/or Contract Law (Leasing and Financing backgrounds are preferred)
  • Experience in the Aviation sector will be considered an asset as will Litigation experience.
  • Excellent understanding of finance and banking is an asset.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Avmax Group offers a competitive compensation package including an optimal benefits plan and pension plan.

Avmax Group Inc. is dedicated to, and prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all of our employees. Avmax Group Inc. has specific policies in place to prevent discrimination in our hiring practices on the basis of the protected grounds dictated by Canadian legislation. We therefore encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

In order to be in compliance with the law, employees must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Avmax Careers - Canada
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