We Are Lawyers Who Understand Lawyers

The Heller Group Legal and Executive Search is a Toronto based legal recruitment firm specializing in the placement of lawyers. We attract top legal talent across Canada and internationally. Our legal recruiters are all experienced lawyers who provide a deep understanding of the legal search and recruitment process to law firms and corporations seeking to add a lawyer to their organization, or to candidates contemplating a career move. The Heller Group’s experienced legal recruitment professionals and our comprehensive process, which includes headhunting and over 20 years of experience, distinguish us from other recruiters. As a leading Canadian legal recruitment agency, our headhunters are renowned for service excellence and focusing on finding the right fit for our clients and candidates. Read what our clients and candidates say about us.

Featured Opportunities


Trademark Lawyer

A leading firm with global reach is seeking an experienced lawyer and trademark agent to join its leading IP group in Toronto.  The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of experience with a broad range of trademark matters including prosecution and clearance matters, opposition proceedings, brand protection and licensing. This is a great opportunity to be an integral part of a well-established group without the pressure of developing your own client base.

In House

Senior Legal Counsel

Mastercard Foundation is seeking to add a Senior Legal Counsel – Charity Law to its team. This is a rare opportunity to be involved in advising on charity law and tax matters across the Foundation and provide advice on new programs and funding proposals. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience with complex charity law matters and, ideally, exposure to cross-border matters.


Financial Services

​​​​​A top-tier firm is seeking a mid-level financial services lawyer to join their team in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of commercial banking and finance experience gained at a leading firm, including experience with secured and unsecured transactions and cross-border transactions. This is a great opportunity for a driven lawyer to work on sophisticated deals with an excellent group.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At The Heller Group, we know that diversity is key to building a strong and successful organization and we recognize the important role that inclusive hiring practices play in achieving a diverse workforce. This is why we have committed to partnering with our clients to promote diversity and inclusion best practices throughout all our searches. We believe that diversity and inclusion efforts have to go beyond just a statement. With this in mind, we have taken active measures to ensure our practices promote inclusive hiring practices through the following initiatives:

  • Education of our Consultants
  • Inclusivity Informed Interview Practices
  • Thoughtful and Unbiased Job Descriptions

Latest From The Blog

Who’s Hiring? A Closer Look at Trends in the Legal Market

In the ever-evolving legal landscape, and in the face of sustained inflation and rising interest rates, staying abreast of market trends is crucial for both seasoned lawyers and those embarking on their legal careers. We delve into the latest market trends, with a focus on the notable rise in demand for lawyers in practice areas including municipal law, planning and development, charity law and increased demand for commercial lawyers from our in-house clients. 

An Inspiring Evening: The 12th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala

This October, The Heller Group was thrilled to again sponsor the Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala which featured its much-anticipated keynote speaker, Lisa LaFlamme. The event brought together over three hundred members of our legal community to celebrate the experiences of being a woman in law and to support Canadian Woman for Women in Afghanistan.

Asking the Right Questions: How to Have More Meaningful Conversations about DE&I

We spend a significant amount of time at work and therefore ensuring that a prospective employer promotes a culture that you believe in is an important ingredient to long-term job satisfaction. Evaluating an organization or firm’s perspective on and commitment to DE&I is a great place to start in determining what kind of culture or values you can expect to see if you were to start there as an employee.

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