Manager - Franchise Counsel

Inspire BrandsAtlanta, GA

Provide a wide range of franchise legal advice, counseling and support services to Inspire Brands’ diverse portfolio of worldwide brands in its quest to be the premier operator and franchisor of choice across restaurant categories.


  • Legal Franchise Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for providing guidance and counsel with respect to applicable international and domestic laws, regulatory matters and organizational policies and procedures
  • Handle transactional matters such as negotiations and preparation of a variety of franchise-related agreements
  • Ensure compliance with franchise-related agreements (defaults and terminations), policies and procedures
  • Preparation and review of franchise sales and development materials such as the renewal and amendment of Franchise Disclosure Documents, review and consultation of development advertising, franchise presentations, training and other franchise communications
  • Assist portfolio Franchise Operations and Development teams with franchise deals, issues and reporting responsibilities

  • General Responsibilities:
  • Act as liaison between the legal and internal business teams, including attending meetings, responding to inquiries, making presentations and conducting training
  • Develop and continually improve templates, processes and procedures to maintain a streamlined, proactive approach to managing franchise legal compliance and contracts
  • Perform other general legal and/or business duties and functions as may be assigned or required by business needs


  • Bachelors degree required
  • Graduate degree or Juris Doctorate preferred
  • 4+ years of experience with providing advice and counseling on franchise transactions, legal compliance, and regulatory matters to various stakeholders


  • Knowledge of, and competence in advising and supporting diverse clients with respect to all aspects of franchising
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Good written/verbal communication, drafting and negotiation skills in interfacing with business personnel, entrepreneurs and franchisees
  • Ability to successfully form business relationships with franchisees and interact with varied individual skill sets
  • Strong business acumen, problem solving skills and legal judgement
  • Exceptional customer focus, approachability, organizations skills and ability to consistently prioritize, coordinate and satisfy numerous competing demands and successfully achieve deadline driven results and effectively achieve business objectives
  • Proven ability to be open to change and agile in a dynamic environment with a strong sense of urgency
  • Limited travel may be required

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We’re made up of some of the world’s most iconic restaurant brands, but we’re much more than just a restaurant company. We’re a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple—it’s an experience. At Inspire, that’s our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.

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