Duties & Responsibilities

  • Draft and revise Franchise Disclosure Documents and related contractual agreements
  • Respond to comment letters from state regulators
  • Advise clients regarding franchise sales compliance, renewals, and terminations
  • Analyze and implement exemption-based franchise sales strategies
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts including master service agreements, license agreements and customer contracts

Knowledge, Skills, and Educational Requirements

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • California Bar license in good standing
  • Must have 5+ years of Franchise Law experience, some experience with Real Estate and Corporate transactional work; Litigation, Trademark and/or Data Privacy experience, not required but a significant plus
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter with outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments independently
  • Ability to interface with clients on a regular basis and provide sound legal advice with practical business considerations
  • Strong attention to detail is a must
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and a Document Management System, desired

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established firm that offers interesting work, a collaborative working environment, opportunities to support pro bono activities and competitive benefits.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to hr@donahue.com, and please reference Franchise Attorney in the subject line of your e-mail.

Salary range: $150,000 to $190,000. The salary range does not guarantee, obligate, nor set expectations of an applicant’s salary in the event of hire. Actual compensation will depend upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s years of experience, qualifications and skill set.

DF LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer