The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.
The Counsel role will provide legal advice primarily regarding franchising and will also structure, negotiate and draft various corporate and commercial agreements.
This attorney’s primary responsibilities will include:
Franchise documents, including franchise agreements, ancillary franchise documents, and the preparation and filing of franchise disclosure documents
Support franchise transactions through closing
Broad-based transactional work, including counseling internal clients on structuring of deals and negotiations
Draft, review, and revise agreements of all types, including technology, vendor, consulting, marketing, licensing, and agency agreements
Manage paralegals in review and preparation of franchise documents and be an active participant in further developing the skills and capabilities of the team
Provide support as necessary to other functions in the legal department including franchising, marketing, technology, compliance, and international
Be a collaborative stakeholder and participant in helping to develop, define and improve internal processes as a member of cross-functional teams
Provide strategic and practical advice to internal clients at all levels, including top level executives at both brands and Dine Brands
6+ years of broad-based corporate transactional experience in a law firm and/or corporation. A combination of firm and in-house experience is preferred
Graduated from a top tier law school
Securities experience preferred, including 1933 and 1934 Act compliance, 10-K’s, 10-Q’s, proxy statements, Section 16 filings, S-8’s, etc.
Experienced in a wide-range of corporate transactional matters and demonstrated experience working as a part of and leading cross-functional teams
Ability to interact, advise and influence internal clients at all levels of the organization
Self-starter with intellectual curiosity and internal drive
Detail-oriented with excellent drafting skills
Ownership of a large volume of matters, including a combination of small and large contracts and projects and ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple matters on overlapping schedules
Track record of initiative, problem solving, and ownership of projects
Strong negotiation, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills required
Excellent judgment and discretion
Restaurant or hospitality industry experience as well as franchise experience is helpful, but not necessary
About Dine Brands Global
Dine Brands Global was created from a foundation established by IHOP—an American icon to our guests and a franchising company providing strategic, visionary leadership for our franchisees, unparalleled opportunities for our team members, and enhancing value for our shareholders. By bringing Applebee's together with IHOP in 2007, we made a bold, new commitment to our brand-revitalization abilities, to the power of franchising, and made our two businesses more successful than either brand could have been apart.
Who are we?
We are a global leader and envision a future where Dine Brands Global is the world’s leading restaurant company of iconic brands. We are innovators, always trying to deliver a better guest experience and take accountability for our actions. We are committed to the highest ethical standards and build trust through honest, open communication. We foster a nimble, collaborative and creative environment. Our team members embrace these values and see how our actions affect our franchisees, our brands, and in the communities we serve.
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