Major Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Focus Brands, Inc. (Company) to conduct a search for a Corporate Counsel, Franchising. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: The Corporate Counsel will use best efforts to ensure that FOCUS Brands’ business practices, policies, and actions protect FOCUS Brands’ from potential legal liability. This position will attain and maintain an in-depth knowledge of FOCUS Brands’ business structure, business practices, and strategy, and will understand and be prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal requirements that apply to the business affairs of FOCUS Brands and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including but not limited to: domestic and international franchise and law; intellectual property – focusing primarily on trademarks; and advertising, marketing and promotional material review and monitoring.
Company: Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,500 ice cream shops, bakeries, restaurants, and cafés in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s®, McAlister’s Deli®, and Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.
Compensation: Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.
Experience: Five years of substantial experience in franchising and trademark law. Experience with employment law or risk management a plus. Minimum of seven years of experience in a law firm or related business setting. Experience in public company or with private equity organization preferred. Bachelor’s degree and J.D. required. Member in good standing of a state bar.
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