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Contract Franchise Attorney
A mid-size firm is seeking a franchise attorney in the greater Philadephia region to assist with all aspects of franchising transactions, including providing legal advice and drafting contracts.
The candidate should have 2 years of transactional franchise licensing experience.
The candidate should have experience supporting franchise brands and negotiating franchise agreements with franchisee attorneys;
The candidate must be able to assist with legal research and writing projects; review development advertising and presentations for legal compliance; work with litigation attorneys and paralegals in connection with franchisee compliance (defaults and terminations) and oversee annual renewal and registration of franchise disclosure documents.
JD degree and Bar membership is required;
4-7 years of legal experience, including 2+ years of relevant experience in franchise law;
Have demonstrated ability to master and thrive in new areas of law and new industries;
Industry experience in the hotel/hospitality/franchise industries (legal or business experience) not required but a significant plus;
Candidates must have excellent communication (verbal and written), drafting and negotiating skills; strong business acumen, problem-solving skills and legal judgment;
Candidates must have exceptional customer focus and approachability;
Must have exceptional organizational skills
Must have the ability to consistently prioritize, coordinate and satisfy numerous competing demands and successfully achieve deadline driven results that effectively achieve business objectives;
Proven ability to be open to change and agile in a dynamic environment;
Strong sense of urgency;
Proactive self-starter with a willingness and ability to alternatively assume 'first chair' or 'second chair' legal role in the negotiation, preparation, and review of a wide range of franchise-related agreements;
Have willingness and desire to learn and understand the Company's various business departments and operations to build effective 'business partnerships' with internal clients and drive results; be a solid team player with strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to collaborate and deal effectively with others, including senior management, peers, support staff and internal clients; must be able to uphold Values & Performance Principles of collaboration, performance excellence, sense of urgency, openness to new ideas, inclusion & diversity, integrity, customer focus, and respect.