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Corporate Counsel

Posted February 17, 2021

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)
Philadelphia, PA

About This Job


Opportunity: Corporate Counsel

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) is an industry-leading hotel investment, management and development firm that provides turn-key management solutions to over 140 hotels across the United States, which includes world class brands in the select service and full service markets as well as a collection of independent and boutique hotels. 

HHM is seeking an attorney to join its growing legal department headquartered in Philadelphia.  In this role, you will work directly with the General Counsel on all transactional matters, including hotel acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and general corporate transactions.  This is an exceptional opportunity to execute and oversee legal transactional matters for an established yet rapidly growing hospitality company.  The successful candidate must be an inquisitive self-starter with strong organizational and critical thinking skills.  This role will require close collaboration across all departments of HHM, including acquisitions, asset management, operations and risk management. 

Potential Career Path:  Corporate Counsel – Senior Corporate Counsel – Associate General Counsel

Essential Job Functions:

  • Draft, analyze, structure and negotiate purchase agreements, financing documents, and joint venture agreements relating to hotel assets with top-tier institutional counterparties
  • Oversee and develop relationships with outside counsel
  • Synthesize legal issues and provide guidance to business counterparts in a concise and practical manner
  • Assist with the development of Legal Department processes, forms and protocols.
  • Manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously

Position Requirements:

  • JD with 3+ years’ experience in transactional real estate matters at a law firm or in-house setting
  • Admission to the practice of law in Pennsylvania
  • Ability to manage transactions from start to finish, work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Strong legal drafting and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly-developed organizational skills, articulate, detail oriented and hard working 
  • Strong curiosity about the business in general and a desire to take ownership of projects
  • Proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint 

Work Environment and Context: Required to sit for extended periods, lift up to 10 pounds, bend, reach, use hands and fingers to operate keyboard.

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About Us

HHM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.


About this Employer

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)

510 Walnut Street 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 238-1046

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About the company

HHM, also known as Hersha Hospitality Management, is an industry-leading hotel management, investment and development firm. HHM provides turn-key management, asset management or receivership solutions for 106 hotels in 19 states, including more than 20 full service hotels and 24 independents.

Join the Legacy of Happiness

It is no coincidence that Hersha means “happy” in ancient Sanskrit. HHM’s rapid growth, focus on associate development and its commitment to serve guests, our associates and the local communities we work in, can make any hospitality career seeker happy.

The Legacy of HHM Happiness

The legacy of happiness symbolizes how HHM was built, namely on a strong foundation of core values: honesty, communication, community, personal growth and achievement. These values combined with a passion to serve others and a respect for every associate’s unique and valuable contributions is what makes us so successful. If you share our values and passion, HHM may be the place for you.


As HHM continues to stretch its properties across the country, we know our success is achieved through the collective and individual contributions of all associates. They are the heart and soul of our business and our ultimate goal is to maintain a culture of happiness in which our values are embedded and career development is encouraged. 


Personal success is individually defined by each associate. HHM supports an individual’s desire to stretch professionally. We provide opportunities across various hotel brands, locations and job functions. As we grow, you grow.

At HHM, we are proud to employ some of the best in the industry.