27 days old

Corporate Counsel, Hotel Development

Atlanta, GA 30303
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About Us:

Bringing True Hospitality to the world.

We want to welcome you to a world of bringing True Hospitality to everyone. When you join us at IHG, you become part of our global family. A welcoming culture of warmth, honesty and a passion for providing True Hospitality.

We pride ourselves on letting your personality and passions shine, recognizing the individual contribution you make and supporting your ambition to learn and create your own career path. In making a difference to our guests and owners, colleagues and communities, every day is a chance to create great and unique experiences, in your own way.

With over 370,000 colleagues in nearly 100 countries sharing our values, theres countless opportunities at your fingertips.

Were growing; grow with us.

Your Day to Day

Under the guidance of a Vice President Associate General Counsel, provides legal counsel, support and representation to IHGs development and capital investment teams regarding hotel development and capital transaction in the Americas, including hotel management agreements, real estate, franchise agreements, joint ventures, financing and other real estate structures. Prior experience with real estate development is required. May perform complex legal assignments in area of specialization

  • Utilize outside counsel and other external resources as appropriate to ensure the Company is represented in a cost efficient and effective manner. Develop strategic direction and alternatives on legal matters. Provide status reports on pending legal matters, advice in course of action for department/division legal issues, and identify, review and understand internal files and documents.

  • Direct and oversee internal and external team members to ensure performance is measured and communicated, administrative matters are completed timely, internal and external budgets are developed, monitored and met, and profit and loss statements and other tracking tools are reviewed and utilized to measure performance on an ongoing basis.

  • Draft, negotiate and review/modify legal documents to meet Company standards/objectives.

  • Provide counsel regarding relevant legal issues. Develop and maintain a good working relationship in all client areas. Assist management in evaluating the legal impact of various corporate or department strategies, determining alternatives based on business and legal considerations and the relevant environment.

  • Represent and support department or division management in dealings with external parties.

  • Coordinate and work with other areas of Legal Department on related matters to ensure efficient resolution of issues.

  • Train and educate employees on germane legal matters as preventive legal measures. Manage and work with outside counsel and counsel for outside parties as appropriate to ensure Company is represented effectively and efficiently

  • If applicable, coach and develop team members; hire, fire, assess, discipline, document performance, recommend salary and classification changes. Act as advisor to staff to help meet established schedules and/or resolve technical or operational problems

What We Need From You


Bachelors Degree and a Juris Doctor Degree. Member of the Georgia State Bar in good standing (or a member of another United States bar which is able to become a member of the Georgia bar).


5+ years post qualification and progressive work-related experience in the practice of law with expertise in designated area(s) of responsibility

Technical Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated analytical, research, and presentation skills, with ability to speak extemporaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability to draft a variety of legal documents.

  • Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading, advising and developing people.

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills for the purpose of providing information to clients, outside counsel, vendors and other third parties, senior management and staff.


  • This position has significant impact on the negotiation of agreements with third parties, owners, franchisees, lenders, customers, employees, and vendors.

  • This position makes independent judgments and decisions that directly affect the legal actions of the supervisory and management staff of the Company. Erroneous decisions or recommendations could result in increased risk of, or actual financial exposure of the Company, or delays and/or modification to projects and/or operations causing a substantial expenditure of time, resources or funds.

Key Internal Relationships

  • Department or Region/Division Management: Provide proactive legal guidance and support on pending legal matters and advice on course of action for department/division legal issues.

  • Companys line supervisors: Report to and consult with the Companys line supervisors as warranted, keeping supervisory and management staff informed on activities, changes to laws or regulations, and matters of legal significance as appropriate.

Key External Relationships

  • Franchisees and other hotel owners and management companies

  • Governmental and regulatory bodies

  • External law firms

  • Suppliers

What We Offer You

Join us and youll become part of the global IHG family and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.

At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to an individuals

Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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