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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. 

Role:

  • 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.

Requirements.

  • 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.
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