The Washington DC office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP is seeking a mid-level Corporate Associate with a minimum of 5 years of franchise transactional experience. The ideal candidate will have sophisticated experience in franchise structuring, formation and implementation, including: 1) negotiation and drafting of franchise disclosure documents and related agreements such as master franchise agreements, distribution agreements, operating agreement, domestic and international franchise disclosure and registration, and licensing agreements; 2) experience with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances involving franchises; 3) working knowledge of franchise system regulatory issues both nationally and internationally; and, 4) general corporate governance. Merger & acquisition experience a plus. The successful candidate will also have the ability to manage smaller transactions, be capable of independent responsibility for major documentation and components of larger transactions as well as the desire to mentor and supervise junior associates. Top law firm experience preferred. Excellent academic credentials, analytical skills and verbal and written communication skills required. We offer a collegial environment and an excellent opportunity to continue to develop strong skills and grow with a national firm. Candidate must be admitted to DC bar, with Virginia and Maryland desired as well.
Seyfarth provides comprehensive training for our attorneys through our mentoring programs, Seyfarth University, industry credentialing, and hands-on learning by working side-by-side with our partners. We invest in our attorneys to advance in their careers through involvement in case management/strategy and opportunities for extensive client contact. Seyfarth builds leading professionals by supporting speaking engagements and publishing opportunities. Seyfarth also is an influential leader in diversity. The firm has been recognized for seven consecutive years in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. We have been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother four years in a row, and we have been honored with the Thomas L. Sager Award for Diversity by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. At Seyfarth, we value diversity and provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants.
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