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Corporate Counsel

Job ID: 9612
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Nov 4, 2022

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Job Description


Guitar Center is seeking a Corporate Counsel to support the organization in areas of contract review, legal and business risk evaluation and mitigation, and deal negotiation across key strategic initiatives and all enterprise business units.


Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Assist all facets of corporate legal department by providing legal assistance in the areas of contract review, intellectual property, advertising and promotions and e-commerce.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements across all facets of the organization, including but not limited to store leases and related real estate documents, including construction agreements, subordination, nondisturbance and attornment agreements, term commencement agreements, the memoranda of lease, waivers of exclusives, lien release agreements and letters of credit.
  • Analyze and address legal and contractual matters affecting all Guitar Center Company brands.
  • Work closely with all enterprise departments to assess and advise on legal and business risks and risk mitigation strategies
  • Additional duties as assigned.

About Guitar Center

The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.


The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States.  2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.   


E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products. The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in California
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience practicing law in a corporate environment
  • Experience negotiating contracts and performing deep contract reviews
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Must possess the following personal qualities:
    • Able to focus on possibilities and not problems;
    • Effective at resolving differences of opinion through consensus building;
    • Able to conceptualize and articulate pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions to complex challenges;
    • Outstanding drafting and negotiating skills; and excellent verbal and written communication skills

Why Guitar Center? Here’s just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave—take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.


Pay Rate: $120,000 - $140,000/yr depending on background and experience. 

This position is eligible to participate in the Guitar Center Company bonus program based on Company performance.


The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.


Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

Love this gig and want to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid jobrelated requirements.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

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