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Evers Legal Search has been engaged by Atlanta based Inspire Brands (Arby’s, Dunkin’, Sonic, and more) to recruit a Franchise Counsel for its stellar and growing law department. This junior level position is ideal for a law firm Associate seeking to make his or her first move in-house. But we also absolutely welcome attorneys with in-house franchise law experience who view Inspire Brands as a superior opportunity and might be willing to move laterally. Here is the job description:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Franchise Law:

  1. Responsible for providing guidance and counsel with respect to applicable international and domestic laws, regulatory matters and organizational policies and procedures
  2. Handle transactional matters such as negotiations and preparation of a variety of franchise-related agreements
  3. Ensure compliance with franchise-related agreements (defaults and terminations), policies and procedures
  4. Preparation and review of franchise sales and development materials such as the renewal and amendment of Franchise Disclosure Documents, review and consultation of development advertising, franchise presentations, training and other franchise communications
  5. Assist portfolio Franchise Operations and Development teams with franchise deals, issues and reporting responsibilities

General:

  1. Act as liaison between the legal and internal business teams, including attending meetings, responding to inquiries, making presentations and conducting training
  2. Develop and continually improve templates, processes and procedures to maintain a streamlined, proactive approach to managing franchise legal compliance and contracts
  3. Perform other general legal and/or business duties and functions as may be assigned or required by business needs

EDUCATION:

  • JD Degree

EXPERIENCE:

  • 4+ years of experience with providing advice and counseling on franchise transactions, legal compliance, and regulatory matters to various stakeholders

REQUIRED KNOWLEFDGE, SKILLS OR ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of, and competence in advising and supporting diverse clients with respect to all aspects of franchising
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Good written/verbal communication, drafting and negotiation skills in interfacing with business personnel, entrepreneurs and franchisees
  • Ability to successfully form business relationships with franchisees and interact with varied individual skill sets
  • Strong business acumen, problem solving skills and legal judgement
  • Exceptional customer focus, approachability, organizations skills and ability to consistently prioritize, coordinate and satisfy numerous competing demands and successfully achieve deadline driven results and effectively achieve business objectives
  • Proven ability to be open to change and agile in a dynamic environment with a strong sense of urgency
  • Limited travel may be required
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