• Corporate Counsel

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Summary


    Energy. Speed. Barbecue.

    At Dickeys, we have a passion for creating a work environment where each of our employees can excel on an individual basis and as a team.  Hard working, passionate individuals who inspire others make up our team and core values. We are always looking for dynamic and motivated team members to join our corporate office.


    The Original Dickey’s Barbecue opened in Dallas in 1941. 75 years and over 520 stores later we are the largest and fastest-growing barbecue chain in the world. We have enjoyed our steady growth and pride in our family serving other families. We hope we can find a place for you in our growing family.

    Position Summary

    Job Summary: The primary role of Corporate Counsel is to contribute to the success of the legal department and the franchise system, by performing legal support and compliance tasks. The Corporate Counsel works with all members of the development, operations, purchasing, accounting, training, human resources, and legal teams.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Oversee and assist department managers in addressing franchisee disputes arising during the development, pre-construction, construction, and ongoing operations
    • Independently monitor and manage outside counsel.
    • Oversee, ensure renewal, and make appropriate changes to company insurance policies.
    • Identify franchisees that are not in compliance with their respective franchise agreement and draft non-compliance/default correspondence in accordance with the terms of the franchise agreement and applicable state and federal
    • Draft and review franchise agreements, development agreements, termination agreements, asset purchase agreements, promissory notes, security agreements, non­-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, and such other necessary agreements related to Dickey's franchise system.
    • Assist supervisor and company as needed with other franchisee
    • Assist supervisor, company, and outside counsel in FDD renewal and registration process.
    • Oversee area director and area developer resolution of issues of non-compliance with Franchise Agreement
    • Provide counsel and guidance on legal
    • Proactively manage situations
    • Become an expert on franchise law and Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants' franchise system.
    • Support supervisor and company in all legal matters, including drafting and reviewing contracts, mediation, arbitration, litigation, and negotiation with franchisees and
    • Handle corporate governance matters on an as needed basis.
    • Review, approve, and audit outside legal billings.


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