Associate General Counsel (Legal)
Kiddie Academy is seeking a full-time Associate General Counsel to work at its corporate office in Abingdon, MD. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel will provide legal counsel to Essential Brands, Inc. and its subsidiaries on a wide range of legal matters as assigned and supervised by the General Counsel including, franchising; contracts; marketing and advertising; employment; advising leadership on legal strategies and issues; and reviewing, drafting, and negotiating various documents related to one or more corporate legal functions (such as litigation, intellectual property, or employment law). This role requires an individual with the personal confidence, legal acumen and business savvy to operate in a regulated industry with rapidly shifting priorities.
Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care has been preparing young minds for future success since its founding in 1981. With more than 260 independently owned franchises throughout the United States, Kiddie Academy provides quality educational child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Kiddie Academy was ranked #7 on the 2019 Forbes list of Best Franchises to Buy. In 2020, Kiddie Academy was recognized as one of the top, fastest-growing franchise companies in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and Franchise Gator. Locally, we were ranked by the Baltimore Business Journal as #10 on its list of Top 100 Private Companies and #24 on its list of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Greater Baltimore. We were also named one of Baltimore Business Journal's 2020 Best Places to Work.
J.D. from accredited law school
2 – 5 years of relevant experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house environment
Experience in the franchise field highly preferred
General business/litigation/regulatory background
Ability to write well and be persuasive orally and in writing
Ability to deal effectively with and solve day-to-day and long-term legal and business problems
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment to achieve business objectives while minimizing legal risks
Ability to multi task, understand and meet deadlines, work independently, and interact with all levels of staff and management
A career at Kiddie Academy is exciting, rewarding, and offers opportunity for quality professional development. We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team and we provide a host of generous employee benefits. If you are ready to be a part of our growing team, then we encourage you to apply online.