Legal Assistant- Restaurant Development

Full Time IL McDonald's, 600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States


Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

Come grow with McDonald’s Restaurant Development Legal Team! We are a group of real estate legal professionals on the lookout for a talented Legal Assistant to join us in building new McDonald’s restaurants to feed and foster communities across the U.S. If you're interested in commercial real estate and thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, this is your opportunity to unleash your creativity, join a high-functioning team, and make an impact to shape McDonald’s future.

Legal Assistants on the Restaurant Development Legal Team:

  • Have strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills to handle multiple competing priorities and embody a collaborative team spirit, strong work ethic, and unwavering reliability
  • Think strategically to address business needs and are intellectually curious and motivated to grow their expertise under the coaching and mentorship of our experienced team members
  • Harness technology to drive efficiencies within the team, such as by generating form documents, creating automated approval workflows, or managing the flow of information with our law firms and business clients
  • Build relationships with other functions and work collaboratively to process invoices and payments, oversee the timely delivery and receipt of electronic and physical mail, organize and manage paper and electronic records, and independently handle other routine requests and inquiries


  • 1+ years prior administrative and/or project management experience
  • High School/GED required
  • A basic understanding of and ability to identify and analyze various real estate documents to identify key business terms
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office technologies, including Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams, and strong ability to quickly adopt and utilize other document management, matter management, and real estate database technologies