Job Description

Company Description:

At McDonald's, we are committed to being the best, and that starts with finding the best people. We have built a team of extraordinary people from around the world. We are problem solvers, risk takers, innovators, and thought leaders that take our work seriously, but have fun doing it. We challenge ourselves to get smarter and sharper every day, we value personal and professional growth, and believe in rewarding and celebrating our successes.

Job Description:

Position title: Legal Counsel
Department: Legal
Position band: Management Advisory (Global Grade 4)
Reports to: Assistant General Counsel
Type of position: Full-time, Contract (12-month)

The Opportunity
How would you like to work for the #1 quick service restaurant operation in the world?
We currently have an opportunity for a Legal Counsel in our Legal Department in the Toronto office. This position is a one-year contract position.
The individual in this position will provide legal advice, draft and negotiate agreements and documentation and support litigation management primarily in the areas of Real Estate and Commercial Leasing. This position will provide you with an opportunity to hone your existing skills, learn new areas of practice, work closely with, and be mentored by other members of the legal team.

Who you are
You are an objective and fact-based leader, with keen attention to detail. You have the ability to build and foster strong relationships and work collaboratively in a team environment to support internal and external parties. You are a critical thinker, with strong communication skills to effectively support the team in a fast paced and agile environment.

What’s in it for you?
This is an unparalleled opportunity to join a winning organization during an exciting time of transformational change. You will gain exposure across all levels of the organization, from your team members to the Executives and Franchisees. You are looking for a company with a winning culture where you can grow in depth and breadth while making a tangible impact on central initiatives.


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of real estate experience (retail leasing, asset management and construction) and/or franchising experience
  • Prior in-house experience gained from a major corporation will be an asset
  • Outstanding analytical, drafting and negotiation skills, with an ability to learn quickly and apply technical skills to a wide range of business initiatives
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
Additional Information:

McDonald’s Canada and Owner/Operators are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. Our workplaces have a long-standing policy of providing fair, equitable, and accessible opportunities for all employees and prospective employees. Accommodations during the application process are available upon request. 

Application Instructions

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