About Restaurant Brands International :
Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $35 billion in annual system-wide sales and over 28,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.
RBI owns four of the world's most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, POPEYES® and FIREHOUSE SUBS®.
These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for decades. Through its Restaurant Brands for Good framework, RBI is improving sustainable outcomes related to its food, the planet, and people and communities.
Director, Counsel, Real Estate & Franchising
Job Overview :
This position is responsible for supporting and advising on matters arising from Real Estate and Franchising, both in Ontario and the Western Canada, in support of the Tim Hortons®, Burger King®, Popeyes® and Firehouse Subs® brands.
Advises on legal and business issues / strategies in various areas including real estate (e.g. development, asset management and property management), franchising, and operations
Liaises with outside real estate counsel and internal departments, acting as a valued business partner while advising and adding value to legal matters
Prepares, reviews, negotiates and executes high volumes of legal agreements including agreements of purchase and sale, leases, lease renewals & extensions and franchising documents (e.
g. license / franchise agreements, etc.), with a strong attention to detail and a view to managing risk while maximizing benefits to the business
Manages disputes and litigation matters, as necessary, both internally and externally
Keeps abreast of pending legislation or regulatory rules impacting the business and communicates as necessary
Prepares general correspondence for internal and external stakeholders
Special projects as assigned
Must be able to practice in BOTH French and English
B. or JD and a member in good standing with a provincial or territorial law society.
3+ years of experience in commercial real estate and development, with a reputable law firm or in-house
In-depth experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating and enforcing a high volume of legal agreements in English
Demonstrated client focus, proven relationship building and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work with levels of senior management and provide legal counsel
Well-developed problem-solving skills, able to provide innovative client focused solutions and manage the balance between legal risk and revenue generation
Highly motivated, innovative and efficient with a strong track record of excellence and the ability to adapt to change
Comfortable working in an open-concept, team environment
Related experience in retail or quick service restaurant industries is preferred
Who We Are (RBI Legal)
We strive to be trusted advisors.
We prevent and solve problems, big and small.
We’re approachable, responsive and share our knowledge.
We are a diverse group of hard working, good people who do what is right.
Position eligible for annual equity compensation
Hybrid work schedule
Health benefits (medical, dental)
Short- and long-term disability
Comprehensive global paid parental leave
Employee Assistance Program
Discounted Gym Memberships
Restaurant Brands International and all of its affiliated companies (collectively, RBI) are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers that do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, provincial or federal laws, rules, or regulations.
RBI's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.