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Corporate Paralegal

Orlando, Florida 32819 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 05/23/18 Job ID: 14904 Industry: Administrative

The Paralegal is responsible for supporting General Counsel primarily in real estate, trademark, and employment law matters.  Under the direction of an attorney, this individual will resolve routine legal issues.  It will be the Paralegal’s responsibility to research and analyze law sources, such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, etc. Familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures is essential and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  The Paralegal II performs a variety of tasks and works both independently, as well as with other departments such as Risk Management, Human Resources, and Operations.  

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting General Counsel
  • Knowledge of real estate transactions, such as:  Title and survey review, drafting and processing SNDA’s and estoppel letters
  • Understanding of lease abstracting and contingency tracking and working with a lease management system
  • Creation and maintenance of the contract data base
  • Familiarity with EEOC and FLSA matters
  • Support of EEOC filings and discovery requests
  • Work with outside licensing vendor and/or outside counsel for the procurement of alcohol and business licenses and renewals of existing alcohol and business licenses
  • Work with other departments to compile and organize information necessary for registration and renewals of alcohol and business licenses
  • Drafting of restaurant level service contracts
  • Maintenance of corporate books and filings
  • Preparing and filing of annual corporate renewals in multiple jurisdictions
  • Conduct and analyze trademark searches
  • Work with outside counsel for the registration of trademarks
  • Work with other departments to compile and organize information necessary for registration of trademarks

Required Skills & Education

  • Minimum 5-10 years of paralegal experience in real estate, contracts, trademark, or licensing law
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and/or a Paralegal Certificate from an ABA approved program
  • Experience in restaurant industry preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of commercial contracts, corporate documents, corporate entity formation and renewals, and alcohol licensing
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office programs, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Strong skills in analyzing, writing, and interpreting legal documents; must be familiar with legal terms and language
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with all levels of the organization, including management, other Support Center staff, and restaurant team
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion                                                                                     

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