In House Counsel

CABOT - Legal Counsel (Real Estate Development)

April 29, 2024

About Cabot:
Cabot is the developer and operator of a diverse collection of residential, resort, golf, and master-planned communities. The portfolio includes renowned Cabot Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, with two acclaimed World Top 100 courses (Cabot Cliffs #10 and Cabot Links #39) and 72 rooms of award-winning accommodation. It also includes the much-anticipated Cabot Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, Cabot Revelstoke in British Columbia, Cabot Citrus Farms in Florida, and Cabot Highlands in Scotland (Castle Stuart Golf Links ranks #72 in the World Top 100 courses).

Cabot continues to build upon a legacy of excellence in golf, luxury residential offerings and boutique resort lifestyle across each unique property where owners and guests have exclusive access to destination specific experiences and an unparalleled quality of service.

Position Overview:
Cabot Management is seeking a Legal Counsel to join its dynamic team in Toronto.  Reporting to the General Counsel, the Legal Counsel will be involved in all aspects of Cabot Management’s business which include supporting the golf resorts in development and operations.  There are also a number of initiatives at the Cabot Management level which include new acquisitions.  Legal Counsel will work with external counsel in various jurisdictions as well as with internal business partners to achieve Cabot’s objectives in a manner that is true to Cabot’s mission, vision and values.  While there will be many challenging legal matters to advise on there will also be simple projects that the legal team will manage in a cost effective way.

The ideal candidate will have experience in commercial real estate development and financing and have a solid foundation in corporate and commercial law.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support the General Counsel and the real estate development team
  • Provide proactive, pragmatic legal advice and support to business units on a wide range of day-to-day commercial matters, marketing campaigns, intellectual property, non-disclosure matters, employment matters
  • Review, draft, interpret and negotiate a range of contracts for the business
  • Identify business and legal risk and make recommendations on how issues should be addressed to mitigate corporate liability

Education & Experience:

  • Qualified to practice law in a Canadian province or a US state
  • JD, LL.B. or equivalent
  • 4-5 years of corporate legal experience with a real estate focus
  • Experience in finance and lending


  • Technical competence in a variety of legal areas
  • Ability to simplify and effectively communicate legal concepts for non- legal audience
  • Ability and willingness to make pragmatic decisions with a creative and innovative approach to problem solving and influence decision-making at the operational level
  • Sophisticated interpersonal and relationship management skills, including ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and with teams
  • Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet conflicting demands

This is an excellent opportunity to get exposure to the legal and business sides of a growing company, doing a wide variety of interesting work with an exceptional team. This role offers attractive compensation and long-term career growth trajectory.

Cabot is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability, which is available for qualified candidates through the recruitment and selection process.

This is an exclusive engagement with STITT + ZOSKY. To learn more about the opportunity, or to apply in confidence, please contact Nancy Stitt at or Stacy Zosky at


Stitt + Zosky focuses on legal recruitment at all levels. Our team has a combined 40 years' experience in legal recruitment and talent management. We work with a range of law firms and companies using our broad network to achieve your professional goals. Let our experience and attention ensure your success.

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Size of Company

10 - 50 people

Area of Practice

Real Estate

Experience Required

4+ years