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Corporate Generalist, Franchising, General Commercial/Contracts
Established in 1979 in Huntington Beach, CA, Money Mailer's 39 years of proven success has turned us into a multi-million-dollar national advertising firm. Our core product is our iconic red, white, and blue envelope mailer packed with coupons from local businesses. We also offer digital marketing solutions like our Free Mobile Coupon App, Email Marketing and more.
Money Mailer Team Members enjoy a fun, fast paced, casual environment at our corporate office located in Cypress, CA
Money Mailer's Vice President & General Counsel manages all legal affairs for all Money Mailer companies. They are currently seeking candidates with extensive experience in franchising.
The VPGC directly oversees all franchise compliance work, including drafting and review of all Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) and ensuring state and federal regulatory compliance. The VPGC also researches and drafts legal documents for all company transactions (franchise and general commercial transactions), advises Company officers and management on legal risks related to Company business, manages outside legal counsel and works with management in formulating, drafting and administering Company policy and procedures.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Draft and maintain the Company's FDD
Oversee all franchise licensing compliance, including franchise advertising, licensing, documentation and regulatory compliance
Assist Licensing Department with candidate qualification and closings
Collaborate with SVP of Franchise Operations and other Operations staff on all franchisee compliance matters (amendments to Franchise Agreement, workouts, default, termination, transfers, etc.)
Manage franchise compliance infrastructure, which includes drafting, reviewing and editing Money Mailer Operations Manual
Informally mediate disputes between franchisees
Serve as Secretary on Money Mailer Franchise Advisory Council
Manage general corporate governance/corporate secretarial work, including drafting and maintenance of board minutes and written consents
Oversee Management and Board functions and actions in accordance with business judgment rule and best corporate practices
Liaison with ownership counsel and managing directors
Manage protection of all company intellectual property, including registering and maintaining existing trademarks and/or copyrights and policing infringing activity
Review and approve marketing materials and programs proposed by the Marketing Department prior to implementation
Collaborate with Marketing on all aspects of brand compliance
Provide legal oversight to Money Mailer’s corporate sales functions (Corporate, Transitional and National Accounts) including drafting and review of advertising agreements, truth-in-advertising compliance and the like.
Manage sales compliance with Company policies and procedures
Guide and advise HR Manager regarding employee relations matters, administration of benefits programs and state and federal labor law compliance
Provide legal support to CFO and VP Controller on wide variety of financial transactions, including leases, promissory notes, insurance matters and 401K and banking compliance.
Support Finance Team during annual financial audit and work with outside auditors on data collection including retrieval of audit letters from key outside counsel
Effectively manage the Company's legal disputes in accordance with budget and other strategies and parameters established by the Board
Oversee and hold outside counsel accountable for execution of desired strategy (trial, settlement, etc.)
Ensure efficient and compliance litigation discovery processes
The VPGC will perform other duties as assigned by the CEO, COO or Board.
Education & Experience – Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university; Juris Doctorate law degree from a federally accredited law school and membership in the California Bar. Legal emphasis franchise and corporate law with an emphasis on transactional experience. At least five years practicing franchise/business law with at least three years supervisory experience required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities - Knowledge of current franchise and general corporate law with understanding of in-house law department management for a franchise company; advanced interpersonal skills and multi-taking ability, superior communication and negotiation skills (written and verbal); proven ability and expertise in building consensus and rapport with people of various backgrounds and personalities to help produce positive business results within a franchise owner/operator environment.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus and Equity Plan Negotiable Based on Experience
Internal Number: VPGC1
About Money Mailer
Money Mailer is a 39-year Direct Response Marketing Company based in Orange County, California. It's franchised and employed sales force act as advertising consultants to local, regional and national businesses who, in turn, provide billions of dollars in savings to consumers from pizza to home security systems. Money Mailer delivers these savings to consumers how they want it - via direct mail, online and social media platforms.