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Senior Counsel
Category: Restaurant
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Job code: lhw-e0-89772426

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Senior Counsel
**Senior Counsel**


# Summary

This position is responsible for providing legal advice in the areas of franchised and managed hotel development; the purchase, sale and financing of real estate and other forms of collateral; senior and mezzanine lending; and general business counseling, including M&A activities. This person will protect the company's rights in contract negotiations; counsel the company's sales teams on the legal risks associated with various forms of development financing, ensure compliance with laws and assist with due diligence in mergers and acquisitions transactions. The position will support the franchised and managed development and corporate M&A teams through regular interactions with other legal and cross-functional teams (finance, tax, risk management, HR, operations) and outside counsel.

# Responsibilities

+ Negotiates and drafts special financing arrangements in connection with the development of hotels

+ Negotiates and drafts special provisions in franchise and managed hotel agreements, amendments, transfers and renewals and counsels the sales team

+ Draft diligence reports/memos, deal summaries and agreements typically used in M&A

+ Develop and implement standardized templates and processes for repeatable transactions, with an eye towards enhancing the efficiency of WHR's M&A and deal process

+ Legal support for range of commercial activities (drafting and negotiating contracts, including procurement and vendor contracts)


# Abilities/Key Competencies/Skills


Excellent writing and oral communication skills and attention to detail

Ability to think independently and make sound decisions without long contemplation or research

Strong analytical and drafting skills, with experience drafting transaction documents required

Ability to lead due diligence teams, closings and integration efforts

Ability to promptly and effectively respond to questions and concerns from senior management, clients, and customers and explain complex transactional issues in plain English

Ability to define problems, collect relevant information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and exercise sound discretion and judgment in making decisions and performing duties

Self-starter; ability to multi-task and handle large volumes of work

Demonstrated ability to influence individuals outside direct reporting relationships

## Experience/Certificates/Education


Law degree

Admission to NJ or NY Bar

A minimum of 6 to 8 years of relevant experience in a top tier law firm environment or in house

Strong transactional and counseling foundation

Experience in real estate financing, senior and mezzanine lending, commercial contracts, and business counseling required

Hospitality industry experience preferred

**Job:** Legal

**Primary Location:** United States of America-New Jersey-Parsippany

**Employee Status:** Regular

**Schedule:** Full-time

**Organization:** Wyndham Hotel Group

**Job Posting:** May 15, 2018, 7:42:11 AM

**Requisition ID:** 1807539
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Wyndham Worldwide fosters a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate either directly or indirectly against employees or prospective employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference/orientation, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or disability, or against any other protection established by applicable law or regulation. We will make reasonable accommodations for eligible disabled applicants and employees in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We are committed to actions and policies to assure fair employment, including equal treatment in hiring, promotion, training, compensation, termination and disciplinary action and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination either directly or indirectly by our employees or agents.

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