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Corporate Counsel

Company: Sizzling Platter, LLC
Location: West Jordan
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Sizzling Platter, LLC, is a private equity backed restaurant management growth platform. We currently operate more than 650 restaurants across the United States and Mexico. We are located in Murray, Utah and employ over 13,000 people. Since 1963 we have proven to be a strong restaurant platform focused on adding and scaling leading brands in outstanding restaurant markets. We are committed to growing our portfolio through building new stores in our existing brands, acquiring additional stores, and entering new brands. Our current restaurant brands include Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Sizzler Steakhouse, Dunkin', Wingstop, Little Caesars, Jamba, Cinnabon, and Jersey Mike's Subs.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose:

As a company, we are on an exciting expansion path across our restaurant brands. We grow aggressively through acquisitions of other franchisees and businesses as well as organic restaurant development in our existing markets. We are seeking an experienced corporate counsel to join our team and support our M&A initiatives as well as real estate development. As corporate counsel, you will also help support other legal matters within the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead mergers and acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions in all stages, from performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating term sheets and definitive transaction documentation, and supporting closing transactions and post-closing integration
Legal review, drafting and negotiation of real estate purchase and lease contracts
Oversee amendments to existing leases
Work closely with our internal business and compliance teams, as well as with franchisors of our brands and outside counsel
Counsel various departments within the organization regarding the interpretation of lease and other business contracts
Assist with the resolution of contractual disputes and the exercise of rights under real estate contracts
Manage projects effectively, with a team-oriented approach

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong decision-making abilities, attention to detail, and ability to give executive-level guidance in a timely manner
Thorough understanding of contracts and related agreements to M&A and real estate matters
Superior interpersonal skills and team-first attitude
Sound and practical business judgment
Excellent negotiation and drafting skills
Ability to be the primary in-house attorney on certain corporate projects, including handling multiple simultaneous transactions or projects

Qualifications:

J.D. degree required
MBA degree is a plus
3-5 years of relevant transactional legal experience
A combination of both in-house and law firm practice experience is preferred, primarily in M&A and real estate transactions
Membership in at least one state bar
Experience working with franchisors a plus

Sizzling Platter offers a comprehensive benefits package including: medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, paid vacation, paid holidays, and company matching 401(k) Program.

Keywords: Sizzling Platter, LLC, West Jordan , Corporate Counsel, Legal , West Jordan, Utah

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