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13 Nov 2020

Full-Time Director, Legal

NAVACORD – Posted by Jones DesLauriers IMI Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


When you join Navacord, you become part of a team of 1000+ very capable and committed employees focused on building The Great Canadian Brokerage® and will have the opportunity to work in a very entrepreneurial and fast paced team oriented environment. As a member of Navacord’s growing Legal department you will play a key role in enabling Navacord’s growth and organizational evolution, and will be afforded significant professional growth opportunities. If you are looking to make a difference in a growth oriented business this opportunity is for you.


Navacord Inc. is seeking a Director, Legal to join our Canadian owned brokerage, which consists of several insurance broker partners spanning across Canada.

As a member of the Navacord Corporate Legal team, you will support the company on a variety of day-to-day and transactional corporate/commercial and regulatory matters (corporate HQ and local broker partner) as well as on a variety of strategic initiatives.



· Provide advice to relevant stakeholders on insurance brokerage industry-related issues and regulations across all Canadian jurisdictions and support local broker partners on licensing and related compliance matters

· Handle Navacord corporate matters leveraging a strong understanding of business law and associated statutes and support Navacord corporate secretarial function more generally, including, by providing guidance to local broker partners on local broker partner corporate entity maintenance related matters

· Draft, interpret and negotiate contracts of all varieties, including, procurement related contracts, and other legal documents

· Work with local leaders and other functional support staff (corporate and local broker partner) to solve legal issues related to operations, including, HR, privacy, IT and IP matters

· Handle matters relating to insurance marketing, privacy and other legal compliance areas, as required

· Oversee and provide guidance to outside counsel, as needed, in support of the above

M&A, Corporate Finance & Other Strategic Transactions

· Draft and negotiate transaction documents relating to, among other things, acquisitions, divestitures, financings and other strategic arrangements, including, acquisition agreements, letters of intent, NDAs, closing documents, etc.

· Conduct transaction legal due diligence, including, regulatory due diligence

· Work with local broker partner leadership and other functional support staff (corporate and local broker partner) on transactional activities

· Oversee and/or perform all other legal tasks necessary to close M&A and other strategic transactions independently and at the direction of functional leadership

· Support acquired broker partners on post-acquisition integration related matters, including, relating to licensing and corporate entity maintenance

· Oversee and provide guidance to outside counsel, as needed, in support of the above


· Working with Finance and HR resources (corporate and local broker partner) and internal broker support the annual errors and omissions insurance placement process.

· Support broker partners on litigation and other dispute resolution matters (insured and uninsured) and oversee external legal resources relating to same.


·7+ post-call years of experience handling a wide variety of legal matters required, with M&A and insurance industry experience, and experience working in the corporate HQ of a growth oriented entrepreneurial enterprise, preferred and beneficial.  Experience supporting clients in the United States also beneficial.

· Member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario

· Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

· Ability to work within tight deadlines, interface effectively with a broad array of internal client groups, functional support resources (corporate and local broker partner), external counsel, regulators and suppliers

· Strong organizational, and drafting skills, including a rapid, problem-solving mindset

· Ability to work independently, as well as in team situations, while multi-tasking in diverse legal areas


Navacord is a leading insurance and risk management brokerage created to keep the Canadian entrepreneurial spirit alive. Led by a passionate and engaged partnership group, Navacord Broker Partners are committed to the success of their clients by delivering expert advice in an increasingly complex world which allows them to face the future with confidence.

· Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Toronto, ON

· Canada’s 5th largest commercial insurance brokerage

· Trading under multiple Broker Partner brands across Canada

· Navacord Broker Partners offer a broad suite of capabilities across commercial and personal insurance, and employee benefits and retirement consulting

· +1000 employees

· 70% commercial lines

· +20,000 commercial clients

· +$1 billion in gross annual premium

We are ‘owners serving owners’ who are passionate about providing attentive service and help our clients manage the complexities of risk and rapidly changing times. Our expert advisors deliver trusted insurance and risk management advice anchored in a deep understanding of our client’s business. Our top experts and trusted advisors are committed to making a difference in the communities they serve.

We are committed to providing accommodation upon request for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.  

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Legal. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: legal.

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