Real Estate Attorney

Franklin , TN Permanent $130,000.00 - $140,000.00 / Annual


Position is in Franklin, TN
Hybrid (work in office Tue/Wed/Thu… from home Mon/Fri
Target Salary is $140,000

IDEAL CANDIDATE: 3+ years practicing real estate law in a reputable law firm or in a corporate role, ideally in the restaurant or other retail industry.

The Corporate Counsel Real Estate is primarily responsible for providing legal counsel, strategy, and direction on a wide variety of real estate, corporate and franchise matters. Leadership responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing many transactions by working closely with internal business partners, senior management and outside counsel and providing related legal counsel to CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. and its affiliated entities as well as outside professionals. This position participates with senior management to establish strategic plans and objectives, negotiates matters significant to the organization.

Develop and provides strategy, vision and direction to multiple functions supporting the real estate portfolio of the Company.

Provide strategic direction and expert knowledge to advise, make decisions, and independently lead, influence and support members of the Development and Asset Management Teams on real estate matters.

Analyze and direct strategy on legal due diligence (title, leases, survey, environmental, entitlements, etc.).

Responsible for drafting and amending leases and other documentation for restaurant transactions.

Review Asset Management work product and provide legal advice with respect to estoppel issues, subordination and non-disturbance documentation and lease interpretation issues.

Assist with managing the legal processes and procedures of the Company’s Development Department, including Real Estate, Lease Administration, Asset Management, Design, Construction and Facilities teams, ensuring the delivery of timely and cost-effective legal advice and the coordination of other team resources in order to facilitate achievement of Development team’s business goals.

Provide support and assist in resolution of real estate disputes and litigation matters.

Independently manage legal projects and initiatives with the Development Department that impact the company’s new restaurant development.

Oversees renewals, amendments, and terminations of franchise agreements.

Oversees the distribution of Company FDDs (Franchise Disclosure Agreements).

Reviews, examines and analyzes franchisees’ corporate entity structures.

Coordinates and meets with field Franchise Business Consultants on individual franchisee matters to ensure consistent documentation and communication.

Assist Vice President and senior management in managing and facilitating M&A transactions from inception to closing.

Manage, facilitate and assist with legal and business due diligence for prospective acquisitions and dispositions.

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 and Franchise Agreements, review and consultation of development advertising, franchise presentations, training, and other franchise communications

Assist Vice President and Franchise Operations and Development teams with franchise deals, issues, and reporting responsibilities.

Assist Franchise Team in the development and improvement of process and procedures to maintain a streamlined, proactive approach to managing franchise legal compliance and contracts.

Performs other duties and/or special projects as assigned in response to changing business conditions and/or requirements.


3+ years practicing real estate law in a reputable law firm, and/or in a corporate role, ideally in the restaurant or other retail industry.

Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school

Member of a State Bar in good standing.

Working proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)

About Criterion Executive Search, Inc.

For 43 years Criterion Executive Search has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading executive staffing and recruiting firms. As one of Tampa, FL first recruiting & staffing agencies we have been privileged to work with leading companies throughout the state of Florida. Those same strategic partnerships have allowed us to perfect our personalized, life-cycle approach to placing the ideal candidates with their ideal companies.

Our innovative individualized placement strategies allow us to match Legal professionals with companies throughout the country, and beyond. Each of our job placement specialists has a minimum of two years in the recruiting industry and an average of nearly 15 years of experience. Each recruiter has their own, personal, and direct experiences within their specialization.

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Job Id Number : 10695
Staffing Industry : Legal
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