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That's why here at Choice Hotels we're always looking for exceptional people - people who will challenge us, make our team stronger, smarter and complete. People who know how to roll up their sleeves and tackle the job at hand; who go the extra mile to get the job done - and done well.
At Choice, we are looking for employees to connect the world through the power of hospitality - and we offer support, a strong culture, a collaborative workplace and the opportunity to thrive. Choice brings together people, brands, and technology to enable success.
Who are we looking for? Maybe it's you.
Choice Hotels is seeking a Franchise Counsel to provide legal support to the Company’s Upscale Brands group (Cambria & Ascend), Vacation Rentals, domestic and international franchise development, franchisee compliance, and other areas of the Company where franchise advice is needed.
This position has primary responsibility for negotiating franchise agreements and providing legal support for Upscale Brands; provides legal support for other areas of franchise development; advises on Company programs and initiatives; and assists with international franchising deals.
What you will do…
Franchise Legal Support:
Support Upscale Brands (Cambria & Ascend) provides legal support for other areas of franchise development; advises on Company programs and initiatives; and assists with international franchising deals.
Negotiate franchise agreements with franchisee attorneys/opposing counsel
Assist with legal research and writing projects
Review development advertising and presentations for legal compliance
Review external and franchisee-facing communications for legal compliance
Contract creation/analysis, advising stakeholders on legal issues/risks, strategizing with stakeholders on approach, negotiating, and achieving an executable contract that safeguards Choice’s interests while facilitating the business goals of the Company.
Franchise Disclosure Documents
Oversee annual renewal and registration of the Franchise Disclosure Document
Document updates and state registrations, conducts legal research, and reviews development and marketing advertising for legal compliance.
Skills you have…
JD and Bar membership required
4+ years legal experience, experience in franchise law preferred
Excellent communication (verbal and written), drafting and negotiating skills.
Proactive self-starter with a willingness and ability to assume “first chair” legal role in the negotiation, preparation and review of a wide range of franchise-related agreements.
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.
Strong business acumen, problem solving skills and legal judgment.
Must have exceptional customer focus and approachability.
Must have exceptional organizational skills and 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.
About Choice Hotels International
At Choice Hotels we know how important your people trips are to you. Because they’re important to us, too.
We’re proud to help you find hotels that make it possible for you to connect with the people who matter most. Whether you are seeking leisure or business hotels, in the U.S. or around the globe, with more than 6,800 hotels in over 35 countries and territories our hotels are never far from where you need to be. You can always count on our hotels for a warm welcome and real value, and with our Choice Privileges® rewards program we ensure that travel is as rewarding as possible.
On ChoiceHotels.com you can book hotels for your business trip or meeting, find a leisure hotel for your weekend getaway family vacation, or even a welcomed stop along the road. Our hotel brands range from Cambria®Hotels & suites®, to our iconic Comfort Inn® and Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion® hotels, Quality Inn®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® hotels. We have also recently launched Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™. You’ll also find extended stay hotels like Woodspring Suites®, MainStay Suites® and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel® brand hotels that help you feel more at hom...e while you are away for longer stays. Finally, let the destination reach you at the Ascend Hotel Collection® member hotels, which are our one-of-a-kind, upscale hotels committed to connecting you with the local flavor of the area you are visiting. With 13 different brands in total, we’re confident there’s at least one that will make a visit to your people as convenient as possible. Learn more about the brands in our portfolio to find the perfect fit for your next trip.
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