Junior Paralegal - Development, 12 month Fix-Term Contract (London/Eschborn)
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Job Number 19075168
Job Category Legal
Location Europe Office - London, Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London, Greater London, United Kingdom VIEW ON MAP
Position Type Management
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This entry level Paralegal position is part of the Europe practice group of the Law Department and will report to a Senior Counsel, Development attorney in the Group. Currently, several attorneys share responsibility for hotel development matters in Europe and for the data entry and maintenance of the databases, forms, disclosure documents and research with respect to such matters. The paralegal will work on both managed and franchised development matters.
The position will be based in London or Eschborn, Germany.
The Paralegal primary responsibilities are:
Provide direct support to the attorneys and other paralegals in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.
Review letters of intent and term sheets and prepare and review confidentiality agreements, under the direction of other paralegals.
Assist attorneys and other paralegals by performing a variety of legal-related projects, including preparing first drafts of management agreements, franchise agreements, disclosure documents, collection and verification of due diligence, coordination with local counsel and internal resources.
Interface with development personnel, clients, owners, franchisees, local counsel and their administrative staffs to conduct organizational due diligence and obtain all required information for completion of management and franchise agreements.
Assist in coordinating closings of transactions and manage full and proper execution of documents by authorized Marriott personnel and all counter parties, coordinate internal powers of attorney and other required authorizations for Marriott personnel and all counter parties.
Undertake special assignments, including research, review, and analysis of contract documentation and other issues, as requested.
Respond as necessary to miscellaneous franchise development issues.
Maintain database for hotels and up-to-date tracking of the status of documents.
Perform related clerical duties as necessary to fulfill responsibilities.
Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:
A College/ University degree in Law or a certificate from a recognized paralegal program
Eager to learn, high energy self-starter
Diligent, dependable and strong work ethic.
Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and time management skills.
Outstanding verbal and written English skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong project management skills and flexibility to adapt to continually changing work priorities and ability to meet simultaneous deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
Ability to remain calm in high stress situations, and demonstrate “grace under pressure”.
Strong skills with MS Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Familiarity with database functionality and operation.
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