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Paralegal - Legal Franchise Administrative Assistant at Hand and Stone Franchise, Corporation

Paralegal - Legal Franchise Administrative Assistant

Hand and Stone Franchise, Corporation Feasterville-Trevose, PA Full-Time
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The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working at a law firm and/or an in-house corporate legal department handling legal issues in one or more of the following areas: hospitality, contracts, real estate, corporate governance, franchise sales, mergers and acquisitions.

Requirements:

  • Paralegal Certification from an ABA approved program or other appropriate paralegal training or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience working as a paralegal in a corporate in-house and/or law firm environment.
  • Experience with responsibilities described above. 
  • College Degree is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in use of all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficient in legal research.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively along with having “ownership” of their portfolio and a can-do, solutions-focused attitude.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with high volume of work and multiple priorities.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical/ dental/vision plan
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Training & development and career advancement opportunities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in-house and outside counsel with the review and drafting of a wide variety of contracts including vendor, purchase & sale, operating, franchise, construction, vendor, loan and lease agreements.
  • Accurately summarize certain agreements and provide database management of the same.
  • Engage with internal business partners to facilitate review of service-level agreements.
  • Help with process development and improvement to facilitate legal department efficiencies as the company grows. 
  • Assist with the formation and maintenance of corporate entities, including the corporate records and filings along with corporate secretarial functions, including coordination of meeting calendars and agendas, preparation of meeting materials, recordkeeping associated with board meetings. 
  • Conduct legal research and prepare summaries.
  • Assist Franchise Development team with the franchise disclosure process and other franchisor compliance issues for potential prospective and current franchisees, including filing of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), FDD amendments, and renewals.

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