Legal Counsel - Remote

at Realogy Holdings Corporation in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Legal Counsel – Remote


New Jersey

Job Description

Legal Counsel – Remote

We are currently looking for a Legal Counsel, to work within the Realogy Franchise Group Legal Department. The Realogy Franchise Group includes Realogy’s franchised brands as well as the shared services functions of franchise sales, contract administration and finance. This position is based out of our Corporate Headquarters in Madison, NJ and is remote.

The Legal Counsel is responsible for reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and providing advice to our brands on franchise sales and renewals, addenda to existing agreements, ongoing rights and obligations under agreements, and day-to-day counseling to the business clients. In particular, this role will provide advice on complex transactions with sophisticated franchisees, including providing advice on financing, equity investments, and subordination agreements.

This person will work closely with the shared service departments that support the Realogy Franchise Group franchised brands, such as the Franchise Sales, Contract Administration, Finance, Human Resources, and Compliance. Counsel the Senior Leadership Teams of the brands on high level legal and strategic matters.

Provide legal support to the brands on new product development, marketing programs, vendor contract review, franchisee disputes, and franchisee compliance. The role will interface and coordinate with corporate legal functions such as Litigation, IT, Intellectual Property, and Employment Law.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Drafting and negotiating franchise and related documents to help the business attain growth and retention goals

+ Providing expert advice to the company on laws, rules and regulations affecting the business

+ Consulting on ways to achieve business success while minimizing risk

+ Partnering with the business on key critical initiatives

+ Proactively identifying and communicating potential issues early on

+ Thought leadership on continuous process improvement opportunities

+ Steadfast focus on reinforcing the best interests of the company

Minimum Qualifications:

+ JD Degree from an accredited law school

+ Minimum of 8 years of legal experience, at least 3 years of franchise law experience, both domestic and international

+ Significant experience with sophisticated commercial transactions

+ In-house legal experience preferred

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to work independently and interact well with all staff and all levels of management

+ Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

+ Detailed understanding of franchise laws and regulations

+ Consultative approach to supporting business objectives while mitigating risk

+ High degree of integrity, respect and dedication to the company’s values

+ Positive, “can do” demeanor



Employment Type



Realogy Franchise Group

About Us

Realogy Holdings Corp. ( (NYSE: RLGY) is the leading and most integrated provider of U.S. residential real estate services, encompassing franchise, brokerage, and title and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture. Realogy’s diverse brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate ( , Century 21® ( , Coldwell Banker® ( , Coldwell Banker Commercial® ( , Corcoran® ( , ERA® ( , Sotheby’s International Realty® ( . Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, best-in-class learning and support services, and high-quality lead generation programs, Realogy fuels the productivity of independent sales agents, helping them build stronger businesses and best serve today’s consumers. Realogy’s affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and more than 112,000 independent sales agents in 113 other countries and territories.

At Realogy, diversity fuels success – for our company and for our employees. We strive to be the preferred company for diverse talent, committed to creating an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to succeed. We pursue talent – strategic thinkers who are eager to innovate, focused on execution and accountable for results. We value diversity – respecting backgrounds, cultures, perspectives.

You’ll find our commitment to diversity reflected in our achievements:

+ Forbes 2020 Best Employers for Diversity.

+ Recognized on the 2020 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index .

+ Recognized for gender diversity on our board of directors by Executive Women of New Jersey and Women’s Forum of New York.

+ First residential real estate company to endorse the Equality Act and fully support H.R. 1447 amending the Fair Housing Act to include LGBTQ+ as protected classes.

With diversity, we succeed together. We hope you’ll join us.

EEO Statement

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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Job Posting: JC211904431

Posted On: Apr 28, 2022

Updated On: Jul 05, 2022