Lawyer - Franchise

  • Yogen Fruz
  • Markham, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 24, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Lawyer – Franchising/ Private Equity

A fantastic opportunity is available with our company in Markham, ON. We offer a dynamic and team-oriented environment, professional and personal growth, challenges and much more!!

We are looking for a Lawyer with Franchising (QSR) and Private Equity experience who will be primarily responsible for overseeing the preparation and negotiation of legal documents in connection acquisitions, the on-boarding and development of newly acquired or developed brands, leasing and franchising, as well as assisting in other legal matters.

Please review the tasks related to the position (but not limited to) below:


  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating legal documentation, such as franchise agreements, lease documents, non-disclosure agreements, license agreements, etc.;
  • Verbal and written correspondence with external counsel, landlords and various other parties;
  • Gathering and compiling documentation and information for complex legal contracts, legal memorandums and presentations to executive committee;
  • Drafting memorandums and preparing summaries of key terms on a wide range of agreements;
  • Preparing and maintaining franchise disclosure documents for all retail brands;
  • Collaborating with various departments within the company to complete store transfers, asset purchase transactions etc.;
  • Internally managing and organizing a large international trademark portfolio and coordination with external counsel as needed;

Private Equity:

· Handling of mergers and acquisitions transactions, and closings for deals;

· Drafting and negotiating transaction documents such as stock purchase, asset purchase, credit agreement, merger, redemption, confidentiality and non-disclosure, IP license and secondment agreements;

· Handling a variety of corporate matters, including entity formation, joint ventures, licensing and the sale of businesses;

· Developing and implementing systems for all newly acquired or newly developed brands, including without limitation, preparing documentation for continued use within the brand system, overseeing and negotiating agreements alongside retail operators, negotiating and tracking commercial leases, sales agreements, manufacturing agreements, etc.

Experience required:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a QSR/Franchising environment and related laws
  • At least 5 years of experience in M&A, Joint Ventures and Investments

· Juris Doctor degree from an accredited Law School

· Foundational knowledge of corporate law and structures

  • Understanding of legal terminology, legal documentation, formats and process associated with contracts and commercial agreements
  • Proficiency with MS applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Excellent English and proof-reading skills in relation to Business and Legal documents
  • Fast and accurate typing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Attention to detail and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong client service skills

Yogen Früz Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • Monday to Friday


  • Member good standing, Law Society of Canadian jurisdiction (Required)

Practice Area(s)

franchise law


3-5 years