The Legal Resource will:
Align with the strategic vision for the legal team and implement and execute proactive
legal policies to help ensure the organization is protected.
Support the overall legal team and senior leadership team with day-to-day legal
perspective and guidance, as well as risk assessment and mitigation.
Serve as legal advisor and active participant in establishing partnerships and facilitating
merger and acquisition transactions, including due diligence, negotiation and preparation
of term sheets and definitive agreements, and assistance with financing documentation
and closing process.
Assist with a variety of corporate matters including organizational documents,
organization structure, and management of corporate entities.
Assist with management of intellectual property portfolio—especially trademarks and
Work closely with the legal team on risk assessment and on compliance-related
processes and procedures to support the organization's ever-present focus on high
franchise compliance standards.
Assist with support of outside counsel on litigation/arbitration and specialized issues as
Assist in research from legal resources such as articles, codes, statutes, and judicial
decisions relevant to the organization.
Provide day-to-day legal counsel to clients on general corporate and compliance matters
Draft, negotiate, and revise contracts addendums, franchise agreements, various kinds
of releases, renewals, assignments, extensions amendments thereto and more
Translating complicated legal jargon in the agreements into a language that everyone in
the team can understand for operational implementation
Make recommendations and support the operations team on legal documentation to
reflect business terms taking into consideration risk mitigation.
Supporting the internal accounting team with various intercompany service agreement,
license agreements and drafting various legal documents to reflect inward and outward
financial transaction as per audit requirements.
Provide ongoing legal guidance and project management support throughout the
Provide legal support for company insurance program, including advising on policy
interpretations and risk transfer guidance
Review, draft, and provide general legal counsel on corporate policies
Collaborate with legal team and clients to identify and implement process improvements
Any other duties assigned by the Lead Counsel or their designee
Bachelor’s degree in law with 3.0 GPA or higher
3+ years of experience working with senior business management in connection with a
broad range of legal matters including franchise law, compliance, contracts, intellectual
property, marketing, data privacy, M&A, and other transactional activities. Must have bar
credentials in at least one state. Prior in-house experience viewed favorably but not
Outstanding negotiating, communication, drafting, and writing skills.
Possess a high degree of intellect, business savvy, integrity, candor, diligence, and self-
Previous experience operating effectively in a quick paced and dynamic environment.
Comfortable with change, and ability to readjust quickly as needs and priorities change.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and a significant workload of
diverse matters in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
Quick and eager learner. Demonstrated ability to gain knowledge of the business and
become an integral business thought partner.
Team player with a strong orientation toward collaborative, results-oriented environment.
Ability to see and proactively move toward the bigger picture while not sacrificing
attention to detail.
Willing to go the extra mile to get the job done and done properly.
Always keeping up the customer service element in interactions with franchisees