Counsel, Franchise Registration and Disclosure


Parsippany, NJ, US

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  22984

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Counsel, Franchise Registration and Disclosure to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.

Why Wyndham?

By joining Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you will play an integral role in our mission to make hotel travel possible for all. You’ll be part of the largest hotel franchise company in the world, where we strive to deliver the best value to our owners and guests. Most importantly, you’ll be entrusted to live our unique Count on Me culture, set by our core values of integrity, accountability, inclusive, caring and fun. At Wyndham, we provide all team members the opportunity to grow through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.  Supporting our team members is a top priority, which is why we offer competitive compensation and benefits, vacation, team member appreciation days, workplace flexibility and much more.  At Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, we value and embrace a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion that supports team members of all backgrounds and experiences. We can’t wait to welcome you!

The Role

As Counsel at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you will play a critical role in ensuring the company complies with all laws and regulations relating to its core business of franchising. This position will provide legal advice in the areas of franchise registration and disclosure, franchise agreements, franchise marketing, franchise compliance, and general business operations.  This position has primary responsibility for the creation and updating of the company’s franchise disclosure documents for 19 US and 16 Canadian hospitality brands, and compliance with franchise registration and disclosure regulations. This position also manages all franchise development marketing and communications review and maintains registration and compliance with related regulations.  In addition, the position manages master forms of franchise and associated ancillary agreements for all brands and related services provided by franchisors. Finally, this role will help ensure new business initiatives comply with the law and advise management on recent changes in laws and regulations that affect the company. 

What you'll do

  • Support completion of NAMER franchise disclosure documents, amendments and supplemental disclosures as needed.  This includes, for all 19 US and 16 Canadian brands.
  • Initial drafting of relevant sections of disclosures/updating existing sections and maintaining all drafts and edits; and managing the process to meet all deadlines and compliance with legal requirements.  
  • Keeping up to date with development and evolution of franchise laws and regulations and advising the company on compliance.
  • Managing responses to inquiries and comment letters from state franchise examiners.
  • Responding to questions regarding the FDDs from internal business units and field personnel.
  • Revise and/or create initial drafts of all franchise agreements and all ancillary agreements; maintain library of all associated forms and historical updates. 
  • Manage review of franchise marketing materials, collateral and value proposition sales training materials to ensure compliance and consistency with disclosures.
  • Review and approve all due diligence associated with franchise applicants for compliance with law; review disclosure exemption applications.

You'll be successful if you have

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.  
  • Ability to think independently and make sound decisions without long contemplation or research.  
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills.
  • Ability to promptly, effectively and confidently respond to questions and concerns from senior management, clients, customers, and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to define problems, collect relevant information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and exercise sound discretion and judgment in making decisions and performing duties.
  • Self-starter; ability to multi-task and handle a variety of work streams at one time.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programs and initiatives.

Required Qualifications/Experience

  • Law degree.
  • Admission to NJ Bar or ability to obtain NJ in-house counsel license.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a law firm environment.
  • Strong drafting, transactional and counseling foundation.
  • Experience in the franchise industry required.
  • Experience in the hospitality industry preferred.



Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties with approximately 9,200 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through our network of approximately 872,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the world in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham employs more than 2,000 corporate team members worldwide who are dedicated to the Company’s mission of making hotel travel possible for all. Supporting thousands of franchisees and a growing global portfolio of 24 hotel brands—think household names like Wyndham, La Quinta, Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8—Wyndham team members are a widespread group of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds. Our unique Count on Me culture, commitment to flexibility and core values of Integrity, Accountability, Inclusivity, Caring and Fun are just part of what continues to make Wyndham an award-winning best place to work.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

You will play an important part in our mission to make travel possible for all by:

∙ Being responsive, respectful and delivering great experiences to our guests, partners and communities.

∙ Foster an inclusive environment where individuals feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and share their diverse perspectives.

∙ Bring your best every day and strive to exceed expectations in all you do.

What you can expect from us

With Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you can expect a fulfilling career to include:

∙ Growth opportunities through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.

∙ Competitive salary and benefits.

∙ Team member benefit programs that focus on nutrition, exercise, lifestyle management, physical and emotional wellness, financial health, and the quality of the environment in which all team members work and live.

∙ A Culture of Diversity & Inclusion - Our inclusive culture infuses different perspectives that reflect our diverse customers and communities around the world.

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler.  Every day, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. With more hotels than anyone else, we offer the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world. So wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.