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Corporate Counsel (Franchise)

  • 1.  Corporate Counsel (Franchise)

    Posted 04-13-2018 20:12

    Dessange Group North America is the parent company for three complementary brands – the DESSANGE PARIS luxury brand salons and day spas; the CAMILLE ALBANE PARIS upscale brand hair and beauty salons, and FANTASTIC SAMS value brand full-service salons.

    Corporate Counsel (Franchise)

    Job: Legal

    Primary Location: Beverly, MA (25 miles north of Boston, on the North Shore)

    Organization: Corporate

    Schedule: Full-time

    Relocation: No

    Reports to: General Counsel

     Specific Job Summary and Expected Contributions

     The attorney in this position will initially focus on providing transactional legal assistance including:

    • Providing advice and assuring compliance with franchise regulatory requirements (including preparation of franchise disclosure documents and registering franchise programs with state regulators), franchise relationship laws and other relevant laws
    • Representing Dessange with respect to reviewing, drafting and negotiating franchise agreements, development agreements and other franchise related documents
    • General corporate contract drafting and review
    • Managing legal responses to compliance issues
    • Providing day-to-day advice and training related to franchising and DGNA's franchise systems
    • Providing support and assistance for ongoing corporate acquisitions
    • Providing support in litigation management
    • Oversight of trademark filings, management and maintenance

    Candidate Profile

    • Excellent academic record with a law degree from a top U.S. law school
    • Active bar membership
    • Minimum of 5+ years of legal experience
    • Franchising and contract experience
    • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Smart and business savvy – able to focus on achieving business goals while protecting DGNA
    • Strong business ethics and personal integrity
    • Ability to think strategically and provide leadership when needed
    • Ability to work independently, take ownership of and effectively resolve problems – needs to be a self-starter with a high degree of resourcefulness
    • Solid organizational and time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and change priorities quickly and comfortably
    • Professional presence and approach
    • Balanced judgment and poise under pressure
    • Flexibility for travel

    Not only is Dessange committed to achieving excellence with its franchisees but also with its associates too. Dessange is a subsidiary of Dessange International which has a 60-year global reputation for luxury beauty and service. Dessange offers a family-oriented culture and empowers its people to do their best. Dessange is committed to building and strengthening teams, providing more resources, celebrating successes, rewarding excellence and creating a thriving work environment.

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