Major Burger King franchisee hires general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Carrols Restaurant Group has appointed Jared Landaw as vice president and general counsel, effective February 8.
Landaw was most recently COO and general counsel of Barington Capital Group, an activist hedge fund firm, where he had worked since June 2004. According to his LinkedIn profile, during his time at Barington he also served as a director, corporate secretary and acting general counsel of companies in the firm’s investment portfolio, helping with acquisitions, SEC filings, shareholder meetings, board matters, compliance and corporate governance.
Before joining Barington, Landaw was vice president of law at International Specialty Products and was an attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. He is currently a member of the board of Costar Technologies, a public company that develops, designs, manufactures and distributes products for the security, surveillance and industrial video markets.
Carrols describes itself as one of largest restaurant franchisees in the US. It operates 1,009 Burger King restaurants and 65 Popeyes restaurants.
‘We are excited to welcome Jared to Carrols and are confident he will be a valuable contributor to the executive team,’ Carrols chair and CEO Daniel Accordino says in a statement. ‘His expertise in providing legal oversight and guidance will be indispensable to us as we build on the existing foundation of excellence provided by our legal team and move our organization forward.’