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Counsel, Development Americas



Counsel, Development Americas

Descrizione del lavoro

The Global Legal team is responsible for administering Hilton's legal activities to ensure maximum protection while engaging in global business and ensuring compliance with the company's legal obligations.

What will I be doing?

As Counsel, Development Americas, you will provide legal support to our Company’s franchised and managed hotel development teams as they work to grow the Company’s hotel portfolio throughout the Americas. The ideal candidate will have experience with the Hospitality Industry and the franchise business model. Responsibilities include providing substantive legal advice in the areas of management agreements, franchising, contract management, owner relations, real estate, and related financing arrangements, negotiating and drafting related legal documentation, and managing outside counsel.

More specifically, you will:

  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of agreements relating to system hotels, including management and franchise agreements with hotel owners and finance-related agreements with lenders of such hotels
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to business partners on areas of subject matter expertise
  • Support the Company’s relationships and transactional dealings with owners of system hotels throughout the lifecycle of the contractual relationship, including negotiating contract amendments and resolving issues
  • Manage outside counsel and implement local law advice from a variety of jurisdictions with different legal systems
  • Protect Hilton’s commercial interests while developing and implementing legal strategies to address development issues
  • Formulate and deliver training programs and self-service tools for business partners

What are we looking for?

We are seeking problem solvers who have a real passion for finding new and creative solutions to hard problems. We believe that success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Strong writing, communication, and leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to consistently perform at the highest level
  • A creative, business-minded, and strategic method to problem-solving and performance improvement within the department
  • An innate desire to support an inclusive and diverse workforce and work collaboratively with others
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • The drive to provide outstanding customer service, with consistent attention to detail and the initiative to ensure responsive support
  • The ability to prioritize and undertake multiple projects and critical tasks with contending pressures in a fast-paced environment

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • Seven (7) years of relevant experience, which should include practicing law at a leading law firm or corporation as a transactional attorney, along with “first chair” experience leading successful commercial agreement negotiations
  • Admitted to practice law, active and in good standing with the Virginia State Bar, or with another state bar and registered, or be eligible to register, as in-house counsel with Virginia State Bar
  • Experience negotiating contracts and reviewing legal documents
  • Experience interacting with business partners and developing trust
  • Detailed understanding of key legal concepts and can seamlessly relay them to business partners
  • Occasional travel up to 5% of the time

It would be useful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions: 

  • Experience with the hospitality industry
  • Experience with real estate transactions
  • Experience with franchise business models
  • Fluent in Spanish

What is it like working for Hilton?

The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton: a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands. Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture, and we are consistently named among one of the World’s Best Workplaces.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members’ unique perspectives and voices—along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners—to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of his or her role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Tipo di lavoro
A tempo completo
McLean, VA, United States
Comincia tra
Il prima possibile
Durata del contratto
A tempo indeterminato