Corporate Counsel at Guitar Center Stores, Inc.

Guitar Center Stores, Inc.

Full-Time

Westlake Village, CA, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Guitar Center is seeking a Corporate Counsel to support the organization in areas of contract review, legal and business risk evaluation and mitigation, and deal negotiation across key strategic initiatives and all enterprise business units.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:
• Assist all facets of corporate legal department by providing legal assistance in the areas of contract review, intellectual property, advertising and promotions and e-commerce.
• Negotiate contracts and agreements across all facets of the organization, including but not limited to store leases and related real estate documents, including construction agreements, subordination, nondisturbance and attornment agreements, term commencement agreements, the memoranda of lease, waivers of exclusives, lien release agreements and letters of credit.
• Analyze and address legal and contractual matters affecting all Guitar Center Company brands.
• Work closely with all enterprise departments to assess and advise on legal and business risks and risk mitigation strategies
• Additional duties as assigned.

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States. 2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.

E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products.The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

To joinourband,you'llneedthefollowingexperience:
• Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
• Licensed to practice law in California
• Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience practicing law in a corporate environment
• Experience negotiating contracts and performing deep contract reviews
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
• Must possess the following personal qualities:
• Able to focus on possibilities and not problems;
• Effective at resolving differences of opinion through consensus building;
• Able to conceptualize and articulate pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions to complex challenges;
• Outstanding drafting and negotiating skills; and excellent verbal and written communication skills

Why joinus?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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Full-time

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Job Responsibilities

  • Assist all facets of corporate legal department by providing legal assistance in the areas of contract review, intellectual property, advertising and promotions and e-commerce
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements across all facets of the organization, including but not limited to store leases and related real estate documents, including construction agreements, subordination, nondisturbance and attornment agreements, term commencement agreements, the memoranda of lease, waivers of exclusives, lien release agreements and letters of credit
  • Analyze and address legal and contractual matters affecting all Guitar Center Company brands
  • Work closely with all enterprise departments to assess and advise on legal and business risks and risk mitigation strategies
  • Additional duties as assigned

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

  • Licensed to practice law in California

  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience practicing law in a corporate environment

  • Experience negotiating contracts and performing deep contract reviews

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment

  • Able to focus on possibilities and not problems;

  • Effective at resolving differences of opinion through consensus building;

  • Able to conceptualize and articulate pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions to complex challenges;

  • Outstanding drafting and negotiating skills; and excellent verbal and written communication skills

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