While other top firms are clustered in the downtown core, we at Davies Howe call King Street West and the Entertainment District our home. It suits our style – sharp, urban and contemporary.
Our values are simple and we live them every day – Integrity, Creativity, Excellence and Teamwork.
We call it ICE-T.
Articling Student Position for 2021 – 2022 term
Davies Howe LLP is looking for an exceptional student to join our Land Use Development and Litigation teams for the 2021-2022 articling term.
Our Land Use Development team focuses on advising clients on land use and real estate development approvals. We regularly act for developers and land owners on a host of matters ranging from large-scale development applications for residential, commercial, industrial and mixed use projects, to applications facilitating small-scale infill projects and home renovations. Our lawyers appear regularly before the Local Planning appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and the Toronto Local Appeal Body.
Davies Howe LLP represents clients throughout Toronto and southern Ontario and is listed annually as one of the top-three development law firms by the development industry publication Nova Res Urbis.
Our litigation group represents clients at various levels of the Courts with a focus on insurance defence, employment and general commercial litigation. Our litigation group also represents clients in complex litigation related to land development matters including judicial reviews and appeals of decisions issued by administrative tribunals.
Learning opportunities include:
- Working directly alongside partners and associates at tribunal hearings and at court including the preparation of originating processes and hearing documents;
- Participating at examinations for discovery, witnesses preparation meetings, and assisting at hearings and mediations;
- Revising and updating agreements of various types; and
- Conducting legal research on matters of evolving law and land use policies.
Our articling students will have direct contact with clients on a regular basis.
Given Davies Howe’s strong focus on land development matters, candidates must be prepared to demonstrate both interest and knowledge relating to land development matters. Preference will also be given to candidates with backgrounds or experience –academic or practical – in real estate development and/or urban planning.
Required skills and attributes:
- Excellent writing and research skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Entrepreneurial ambition;
- Creativity; and
- A strong academic background.
Interest applicants should apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- A covering letter;
- The candidates current curriculum vitae;
- Letters of reference, if available; and
- A writing sample.
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for interview will be contacted.