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We are looking for an experienced and business-savvy, deal-oriented mid-level attorney who is passionate about our mission and core values. The Senior Counsel will work closely with the Company’s General Counsel on a wide variety of matters involving risk management, with a significant focus on international and domestic franchise negotiations, marketing, and general commercial transactions. As the second member of the legal team, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the Legal Department and be instrumental in Sugarfina’s success. This is a fast paced environment, and would be a good fit for someone who is prepared to “roll up their sleeves” to work with business teams in a wide variety of areas without significant supervision.
What You’ll Do
Serve as lead counsel in close cooperation and consultation with the international business team to draft, negotiate, and finalize franchise agreements.
Work cross-functionally across the company to support transactions and initiatives for all teams
Advise internal marketing teams regarding a wide variety of marketing and advertising-related matters, including social media postings, promotions and sweepstakes, product placements, etc.
Advise regarding domestic and global IP expansion efforts and enforcement litigation.
Advise regarding domestic and global privacy-related matters, including GDPR compliance.
Serve as lead counsel in negotiating and finalizing all manner of commercial transactions, from a basic copier lease to large-scale supply chain deals.
This position is best suited for someone who is a self-starter, with a wide breadth of experience who is comfortable working with business teams to reach business- and growth-oriented solutions. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and initiative to make an impact right away and drive toward goals with minimal oversight.
Education & Skills
JD from a top law school
5+ years’ experience with a top law firm and/or in-house legal department
In-depth knowledge and experience with international franchising involving multiple countries is required. In addition, experience with at least one of the following is strongly preferred: IP, employment law, marketing and advertising, and M&A.
Familiarity and experience with business operations and/or financial acumen is a plus.
Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to “see around the corner”
Exceptional drafting, negotiation, organizational, communication and prioritization skills
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; is regularly required to talk or hear; occasionally walk or stand. Will rarely be required to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or otherwise move self in a reasonable way position to perform the essential duty. And must occasionally be able to safely and independently lift, carry or otherwise move or position up to 20 pounds.
About Sugarfina Inc.
Sugarfina is on a mission to disrupt the $200B confections industry with an innovative approach to candy, gifting, and customer experience. Recently named to Fast Company’s “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” and “World’s 10 Most Innovative Retailers” list, Sugarfina is on an exciting path to becoming a dominant player in the global confections space.
Sugarfina has more than 50 retail locations in major cities across North America, a successful eCommerce and mobile gifting platform, a fast-growing corporate and custom gifting business, and high-profile wholesale partners such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue.
We’re growing quickly, but we’re laser-focused on retaining our collaborative, small-company culture. We believe that people make a company great and we’re working to build a rock star team of smart, passionate, high-integrity individuals who love working together and can take our brand into the future. Our leaders inspire and empower their teams, innovate constantly, and never accept the status quo.
A career at Sugarfina is not for everyone – but for an entrepreneurial person who loves to jump in, move fast and work hard, it’s a place to truly shine.