Associate Attorney
West Coast Franchise Law
Seattle, WA US
Posted ago
West Coast Franchise Law

We’re looking for an attorney to join us in helping our clients’ businesses grow. We help franchisees and other entrepreneurs get their deals done. If you haven’t run deals but have relevant experience and want to learn more and become better, this is a great opportunity. You will work directly with a partner on projects and get as much oversight and training as you and we decide you need. We will mentor you on drafting, negotiation, client management and case management skills. You will be exposed to our networks and learn about the huge and varied franchise industry. Your job will be to assist with larger matters; take the lead on some aspects of those larger matters; and take the lead on some smaller matters - all the while learning and building skills to get to a point where you can give clients practical and insightful help and direction.

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and negotiating all documents with respect to business and commercial real estate sales, acquisitions, and leases and amendments, representing our clients in purchases and leasing of commercial properties and business opportunities.
  • Interpreting leases and contracts.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating letters of intent, memoranda of understanding, and agreements for the purchase of franchised businesses and leases.
  • Review and provide advice to prospective franchisees regarding Franchise Disclosure Documents.
  • Review and negotiate Franchise Agreements, Multi-unit Franchise Agreements, Area Development Agreements, and Master Franchise Agreements.
  • Advise on and draft partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, operating agreements and bylaws.
  • Making mistakes, asking questions, providing input and learning.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has three to five years of experience with one or more of the following:


  • the purchase and sale of commercial real estate
  • drafting and negotiation of commercial leases
  • asset sales of going concern businesses/mergers & acquisitions
  • corporate or partnership work for closely-held businesses, especially drafting and advising on buy-sell agreements and LLC Agreements, operating agreements and shareholder agreements.

Compensation
$80,000 - $100,000 yearly
About West Coast Franchise Law

We get hired because we take time to listen to clients' needs, concerns and goals and we understand their businesses. We take a collaborative approach with our clients, opposing counsel, our staff, and our vendors. Our clients are typically looking for multi-unit franchise opportunities and need our assistance with purchasing or selling franchised businesses, real estate sales, and acquisitions, leasing, development, title work, reviewing franchise documents, negotiating complex multi-year deals with franchisors, and counseling on and writing up partnership agreements.


Our firm’s culture values everyone’s personal lives and commitments. We rarely work nights or weekends and we encourage our employees to take their vacation time off. We all do pro bono and volunteer work and we fully support anyone who wishes to take it on.

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