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Assistant Vice President, Legal

About This Position

Assistant Vice President, Legal

Overview of Forum

Founded in 1996, Forum is a purpose-driven Alternative Asset Manager, Investor and Developer across North America, with a focus on real estate and private equity. Forum works with its partners to achieve aggressive growth through innovation and consistent performance as a top-tier alternative asset investor. Forum oversees approximately C$1.6 billion enterprise value in assets under management and has transacted over $3B of investments since inception.

We pursue value-added and opportunistic investments, often with an element of recurring or contracted revenue that facilitate optimal capital structuring. We see these opportunities in sectors including real estate, building services, alternative energy, infrastructure and specialty finance – and we’re constantly looking for new and interesting market niches in which to invest.

Forum is an entrepreneurial team working together towards a common goal of achieving Extraordinary OutcomesTM.  Our core strengths are our agility, creativity and social responsibility. We encourage our employees to grow by empowering them with challenging work and abundant opportunity. We have a culture that emphasizes collaboration, open communication, continuous learning, humility and integrity. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the values of our firm – impact, integrity, diversity, innovation and high performance.

How to Apply

Should your skills and experience match the requirements of this position, and you wish to engage in our recruiting process, please forward your resume and cover letter to 

We regret that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Vice President, Legal reports to the Vice President, Finance.


General Corporate Matters

  • Act as a trusted advisor and legal resource on all corporate initiatives, including reorganizations, amalgamations, and other corporate transactions
  • Ensure Forum, its subsidiaries’, and other internal vehicles’ corporate structures and records are appropriately maintained, filings are completed and filed in a timely manner
  • Oversee formation and dissolution of entities, minute book updates, and corporate resolutions
  • Update corporate information, director and officer listings, and transaction lists
  • Respond to internal inquiries regarding corporate legal matters
  • Provide legal support and strategic advice to assess and mitigate risk affecting the company’s operations including advice relating to corporate contracts
  • Provide advice on matters related to the general operation of the business and strategic initiatives as well as special corporate projects, as needed



  • Support the Real Estate Investments team in reviewing, commenting on, and drafting a wide range of agreements, including purchase and sale (asset and/or shares), LOIs, LPAs, JVs, shareholder agreements, etc.
  • Advise management on financing and re-financing transactions and instruct external counsel, if required
  • Lead the standardization of Forum’s agreements that reflect best practices
  • Manage and execute all corporate, legal and board matters related to the formation of a new real estate fund, the Forum Real Estate Income and Impact Fund
  • Respond to KYC requests, including completing AML-OFAC questionnaires and certifications
  • Liaise with external counsel, where necessary

Candidate Profile

  • Corporate lawyer, having experience in the real estate sector with 5-8 years of experience gained through working with a major law firm or well-regarded corporation
  • Lawyer in good standing with the Ontario Bar or other provincial equivalent
  • Strong corporate transactional and M&A experience with exposure to commercial real estate transactions.
  • Experience with real estate, construction/development, and/or facilities management agreements an asset
  • Strong negotiating, drafting, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • Possess a “roll-up the sleeves”, hands-on approach to legal services and solutions-driven mentality with the ability to effectively balance legal risks against business interests
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to provide practical business-oriented legal advice
  • A high degree of integrity and strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Well-organized and able to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Possess a proactive approach to creating efficiencies in-house including an interest in digital tools, strategies to drive legal innovation and create templates to streamline processes
  • Ability to work with and manage external legal counsel as needed

When to Start

Start: Immediately