Paralegal (U.S. Property Management Team) at McDonald's Technology

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Company Description

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s, but to build a better McDonald’s.

We are moving fast and are adding to our best-in-class team. Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world. We are customer obsessed, committed to being leaders, and believe we are better when we work together. Over the last couple years, we’ve launched home delivery, modernized our restaurant experience through digital enhancements and have so much more to come.

We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for people, our industry and the planet. From ambitious recycling initiatives and balanced sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we are constantly improving. We see every single day as a chance to have a genuine impact on our customers, our people and our partners.

Our new, state-of-the-art headquarters is located in the booming West Loop area in the heart of downtown Chicago. It's set up to be a global hub that cultivates innovation. Take a class at Hamburger University, sample future menu items in our Test Kitchen, and utilize the latest technology to communicate with your team around the globe! Our office helps us connect with each other like never before. Participate in monthly organized events, enjoy massive outdoor spaces, an 8000 square foot gym, and an onsite McDonald's serving international favorites. 

The Property Management Legal Team is comprised of lawyers, paralegals, and other professionals who protect and strengthen our over 14,000+ U.S. restaurants by resolving real estate issues to ensure our restaurants are open and operating, creating feel good moemnts for our customers, and generating revenue for our business. 

Applicants must have experience in Commercial Real Estate legal field.

Job Description

This paralegal will be encouraged to work independently and creatively to handle and resolve complex legal issues affecting McDonald’s real estate interests in a fast-paced environment.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Reviewing and clearing title and survey.
  • Drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts, leases and other legal documents.
  • Preparing ancillary transaction documents such as escrow instructions, estoppel certificates, deeds, easements, memorandum of leases, restrictive covenants and non-disturbance agreements.
  • Preparing transactional documents to facilitate sale and leasing of McDonald’s portfolio of surplus real estate.
  • Handling property management matters, including construction-related issues.
  • Handling eminent domain matters affecting McDonald’s restaurant sites.
  • Performing legal clearance reviews to facilitate the remodeling or closing of existing McDonald’s restaurant locations.


  • Paralegal certificate required.
  • A minimum of 1 years of experience in the commercial real estate area required.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize higher value work, handle deadline pressures, and sensitive information
  • Ability to work well individually and also as part of a team
  • Intellectually curious and adaptable to change
  • Proficient in adopting and utilizing pre-existing and new technologies to drive efficiency.

Additional Information

McDonald’s is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their jobs. Additionally, if you (or another applicant of whom you are aware) require assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise seek assistance in the application process, please contact [email protected] 

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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