Law Clerk, Commercial Leasing

Posted In: ICI

About The Job

The primary purpose of the role is to draft, negotiate and administer assigned commercial lease documentation, ensuring the Company’s objectives are clearly communicated and carried out.


  • Draft and negotiate offers to lease, leases, renewals, amendments, notices of offer, deal summaries, partner approval forms and related documents, working closely with the Leasing Department.
  • Negotiate consents, estoppels, sub-ordination, non-disturbance, relocation, reciprocal operating and restrictive covenant agreements.
  • Review leases and leasing agreements and conduct analyses of documents.
  • Due diligence.
  • Preparation and coordination of tracking and reporting systems for large leasing portfolios.
  • Coordination to obtain budget pricing for work to be completed, in collaboration with Construction group and tracking progress to ensure schedules have been met.
  • Communicate and correspond with tenants, brokers, agents, clients, lenders, limited partners and service providers.
  • Conduct searches, including construction lien and title searches.
  • Maintain accurate records of square footage of properties and arrange for measurements as required.
  • Follow-up and research leasing and landlord/tenant issues arising from lease agreements and draft appropriate correspondence.


  • 7+ years of progressive experience as a real estate law clerk and/or paralegal with experience in analyzing, draft and negotiating lease related documentation
  • In-depth understanding of Commercial Leasing and Real Estate Law
  • Completion of the Institute of Law Clerk of Ontario Law Clerk Program and/or Paralegal Certification
  • Highly adept at building strong, professional relationships at all levels
  • Superior communication skills – both written and oral
  • Highly capable of taking initiative and making recommendations
  • Superior ability to handle multiple demands
  • High level of accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook; working knowledge of JDE EnterpriseOne would be an asset.


We offer a competitive compensation package and the opportunity to work with an industry leader!

To apply, please forward your resume to and in the subject line please include the name of the position and quote Ref #2019-152.

We thank all applicants for considering Menkes Developments Ltd. as an Employer of Choice, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.