• Posted: August 27, 2021
  • Location: Winnipeg

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (TDS) believes that collaboration is essential to providing outstanding professional service. Their collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness, and communication, providing better results for clients. With Manitoba roots that run more than 130 years deep, TDS is Manitoba’s largest independent law firm and has long been recognized as a leading full-service law firm dedicated to serving clients and delivering high quality work.


TDS is currently seeking a Legal Assistant with Commercial Real Estate experience. This position will primarily support the efforts of Commercial Real Estate lawyers at the firm, assisting with day-to-day tasks such as file and matter management, organizing work, and other duties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Opening, updating (including data entry and scanning of documentation), organizing, maintaining, and closing legal files (paper and electronic)
  • Maintaining a full calendar, email management and managing lawyers’ practice and client interactions
  • Preparing commercial real estate transactional and conveyance documents, including transfers, caveats, purchase and sale agreements, mortgages, PPSNs, refinancing-related documents, liens, leases and all related documentation
  • Performing and reviewing due diligence searches (Property Registry/Land Titles Offices, Tax, Personal Property Registry (PPR), Bankruptcy, Bank Act, Companies Office, and other)
  • Performing online tax and title searches for corporate-commercial and residential real estate
  • Managing all incoming and outgoing funds, including calculation of requisition of funds for closing, mortgage financing and other requirements
  • Dealing with contracts, title reviews, and mortgage payouts

To be successful in this role, you must be extremely flexible, highly motivated with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team, with a mature, positive attitude and strong work ethic in a fast-paced, professional environment, are a must. To succeed as a legal assistant in this role, you must also possess the ability to prioritize, have superior organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are asked to email a current resume, together with a covering letter stating salary expectations to:

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
1700 – 242 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V1

Attention: Celeste Schiak, Human Resources
Email: cschiak@tdslaw.com

We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that all members of TDS LLP must adhere to our Vaccination and Testing Policy.