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Domestic Franchise Paralegal

Company: YUM! Brands, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Who is Taco Bell?

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, among other craveable choices, and is the first QSR restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items.

Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organizations proudly serve over 42 million customers each week through over 7,000 restaurants around the world, as well as through its mobile, desktop and delivery ordering services. Internationally, Taco Bell has over 600 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants in the next decade.

The brand encourages its fans to "Live Mas" and connects with them through sports, gaming and new music via its Feed The Beat music program. Taco Bell also provides education opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell Foundation, and connects fans with their passions through programs such as the Live Mas Scholarship program. According to Harris Poll, Taco Bell has been named America's Best Mexican-Food Restaurant for two back-to-back years.

About the Job:

Taco Bell is looking to hire an experienced Franchise Paralegal. This position is accountable for providing business-focused legal support to our domestic franchising and development teams. The successful candidate will have a passion for providing world-class legal support by collaboratively working across business units while consistently modelling Taco Bell's unique Live Mas Culture.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Provide legal support for day to day domestic franchise matters including purchase and sale agreements, restructures, early closures, defaults and terminations
  • Partner with franchisees on a wide-range of legal issues and policy matters to ensure achievement of business objectives while minimizing legal risks
  • Review contracts and transfer documents for the sale of domestic franchised restaurants and the transfer of franchise agreements
  • Draft development agreements to support Taco Bell's domestic expansion
  • Lease review and familiarity with leasing terminology
  • Act as a liaison to departments within the corporation including: finance, development, construction, accounting and operations
  • Effectively communicate to help drive alignment with franchisees and other business partners

Is This You?

  • Minimum of 4-6 years of legal experience; relevant in-house and transactional experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Completion of a paralegal program with a Paralegal Certificate or Degree in Paralegal Studies, preferred
  • Experience reviewing and drafting contracts
  • Experience in restaurant or retail industries preferred
  • Understanding of commercial contracts, franchising, corporate documents, corporate entity formation or real estate, is helpful
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with all levels of the organization including management, peers, and clients
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and database management
  • Proven problem solving skills with an analytical and business savvy approach
  • Must be a team player with the ability to adapt in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment

Why Taco Bell?

We truly believe that where you work matters, and we know a thing or two about what makes employees happy. Join us on our mission of feeding people's lives with ms!

Work-Hard, Play-Hard:

  • Year-round Flex day Fridays
  • Free snacks, drinks and bagel & donut Fridays
  • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
  • Onsite dining center and game room (yes, there is a Taco Bell inside the building)
  • Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, carwash, salon services
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
  • 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays and time off for volunteering
  • Tuition reimbursement and education benefits
  • Discounts for life's adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
  • Opportunity to taste test new products
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
  • Comprehensive medical and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Opportunities to support the Taco Bell Foundation's educational initiatives and programs.
  • Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round (recess at work, Halloween Spooktacular, employee art show benefiting Taco Bell Foundation, etc.)
  • Please note that some perks/amenities may not be available and/or may be modified at the Company's sole discretion during the COVID-19 temporary work-from-home period.

Keywords: YUM! Brands, Inc., Irvine , Domestic Franchise Paralegal, Other , Irvine, California

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