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Corporate Counsel

Company: Grimaldi's
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

GRIMALDI'S IS HIRING A CORPORATE LEGAL COUNSEL IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Grimaldi's is seeking a dynamic, driven Corporate Counsel to provide top-quality legal services in its growing organization. You will report directly to the company's Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and work collectively with the executive team and business departments to manage real estate matters, draft, review, and negotiate real estate leases and other critical contracts, manage landlord-tenant issues, play a critical role in the company's franchise program, provide legal advice to business departments and operations, lead key initiatives, create and evolve internal processes, and manage some litigation/dispute management. This role is an exciting in-house opportunity to deliver quality legal expertise in a growing organization while gaining valuable experience.

Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Draft and negotiate real estate leases, amendments, renewals, estoppels, subordination agreements, and other lease-related documents;
  • Oversee and evolve the company's comprehensive lease administration and management;
  • Manage landlord-tenant issues and other real estate matters rising to a legal level;
  • Provide legal support and advice on development, construction, and facilities matters;
  • Draft, review, and negotiate critical contracts in partnership with business departments, including software license, master service, marketing, consulting, licensing, and franchising, as well as other key agreements, documents, and marketing material;
  • Play a critical role in domestic and international franchise programs, including drafting Franchise Disclosure Documents and related agreements, and overseeing registrations.
  • Develop, implement, and manage inter-departmental processes associated with Legal Department functions and services;
  • Develop and roll-out critical department initiatives and enterprise-level initiatives in partnership with business stakeholders;
  • Partner with business departments to provide day-to-day and big-picture strategic advice and guidance in order to achieve the company's objectives;
  • Oversee and evolve the company's corporate entity management/filing/renewal process for existing and newly-created entities, including corporate filings and governance documents;
  • Manage various matters relating to litigation and disputes, regulatory agency inquiries, and other high-risk matters, including the selection, retention and cost-efficient management of outside counsel, as well as related budgeting and spend;
  • Conduct legal research, analyze and interpret laws, and identify areas of compliance, as well as potential vulnerability and risk; partner with appropriate business departments and/or operations in order to develop and implement appropriate action plans;
  • Provide support on enterprise insurance policy renewals, and insurance claims recovery;
  • Manage aspects of the company's trademark/intellectual property portfolio;
  • Perform additional services as requested by the Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and other corporate Officers as the needs of the organization arise.

Qualifications:

  • Education & Credentials:
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and a strong academic record.
  • 4-7 years of relevant legal experience in a top-tier law firm or corporate legal department, including significant real estate/leasing and transactional experience; prior in-house/corporate experience preferred.
  • Member in good standing of at least one state bar, preferably Arizona.
  • High level of integrity.

  • Confidence, professionalism, and well-developed interpersonal skills in order to interact with and advise senior management, key stakeholders, and operations.
  • A combination of strategic thinking and tactical execution.
  • Sound legal and business judgment; and proven negotiation skills.
  • Ability to create, implement, and evolve critical processes.
  • A collaborative approach with members of the Management Team, and the ability to work collectively with others to solve problems and build a successful business.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to prioritize, plan, perform and disseminate information in both verbal and written forms across all facets of the organization.
  • A self-starter willing to take initiative, be proactive and aggressively drive toward goals and objectives.
  • A good sense of humor.

What You Can Expect:

  • An environment built on the "8 Slices of Culture", with a Company "Committed to running the best pizzeria in the world where family and friends gather for great food and good times". Our culture is a driving force in how we operate, make decisions and interact with one another.
  • In addition to driving and supporting operational planning routines and in-depth analysis and forecasting, you'll be expected to utilize your skills and experience with strategic initiatives by owning projects from idea-generation through implementation.
  • Fast-paced environment due to domestic and international expansion, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth and to put your unique stamp on an organization.
  • Family values with a culture built on philanthropy at its core- Grimaldi's actively supports No Kid Hungry and Child Help charities with time and resources.
  • We want you not only for your considerable skill and experience for this role, but also for your humility, passion, ingenuity, and top-tier work ethic as a team-player. We recognize there's always more to learn and it's more fun doing so as part of a team.

Our key ingredients consist of three simple things: People, Product and Service. By combining these 3 ingredients with Grimaldi's 8 Slices of Culture, we run the best pizza restaurants in the country.

Quality - People, Product, Service

Family -- Opportunity, Diversity, Trust

Teamwork -- Creativity, Passion, Success

Communication -Listening, Understanding, Resolution

Energy - Welcoming, Positive, Fun

Accountability - Responsibility, Commitment, Focus

Hospitality - Generosity, Smile, Yes

Integrity - Respect, Honesty, Values

We are an Equal Opportunity and E-verify Employer

Keywords: Grimaldi's, Scottsdale , Corporate Counsel, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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