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Paralegal II, Franchise Regulatory Practice - North America Franchise Transactions

Company: Marriott
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

**Job Number** 23116106
**Job Category** Legal
**Location** Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
**Schedule** Full-Time
**Located Remotely?** N
**Relocation?** N
**Position Type** Management
Marriott International, Inc., based in Bethesda, Maryland, operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts and branded residential properties globally. Marriotts Law Department services the Companys lodging and hospitality business and provides legal advice and counsel to Marriotts internal clients.
The Franchise Transactions team is part of the larger Corporate Transactions and North America Hotel Development practice group and is responsible for representing Marriott in meeting its growth objectives and ensuring compliance with its obligations under national, state, and provincial laws in the United States and Canada. The team works with various Marriott corporate departments and disciplines, and helps Marriott achieve its business objectives by negotiating and drafting contracts with owners, operators, and lenders for each franchised hotel in the United States and Canada. The Franchise Transactions team is also responsible for leading the preparation and filing of the annual franchise disclosure documents for each of Marriotts franchised brands.
This Paralegal II position will report to the franchise transactions attorney responsible for leading Marriotts franchise regulatory practice. The paralegal will assist in Marriotts franchise disclosure document (FDD) process by helping to draft and update Marriotts FDDs for use in the United States and Canada, and assist with the filing and maintaining franchise registration and exemption applications with various governmental authorities. This position, together with the attorney and others on the team, will be responsible for the overall project, project tasks, and timeline for the FDD process. The paralegal will also assist other attorneys and paralegals in the Franchise Transactions group separate from the FDD process as the need arises.
**Specific Job Summary**
The primary responsibilities of this position will be:
+ Assist in managing the annual FDD update and process, which includes developing a project plan, task and responsibilities list, and a timeline for the project.
+ Assist in preparing, updating, and maintaining Marriotts FDDs and related documents for use in the United States, Canada, and other jurisdictions.
+ Outline requirements and assist in managing the collection of information necessary to update and prepare FDDs and collateral documents for submission to government authorities annually and as required. Update the documents accordingly. Assist in the filing of franchise registration/exemption applications with various regulatory authorities in the United States and abroad.
+ Assist in preparing and regularly updating franchise seller disclosure forms and other ancillary materials that must be filed with regulatory authorities in connection with the offer and sale of franchises.
+ Undertake special assignments relating to franchise disclosure and regulatory compliance matters, including research, review, and analysis of contract documentation and other issues.
+ Review and screen information, comments, and questions received from franchisees and their counsel, and prepare initial draft responses for attorney review.
+ Facilitate full execution of documents by franchisees and ensure executed originals are returned and filed appropriately.
+ Undertake special assignments, including research, review, and analysis of contract documentation and other issues.
+ Update enterprise legal management database for up-to-date tracking of the status of franchise documents.
Respond as necessary to miscellaneous franchise development and operational issues
**Candidate Profile**
+ Two-year college degree and
+ Minimum relevant work experience of three years.
+ Four-year college degree and
+ Minimum relevant work experience of one year.
+ At least ten years of relevant work experience as a paralegal
Has basic subject matter paralegal experience; Paralegal Certificate preferred but not required.
Successful candidates should possess knowledge and skills as follows:
+ Strong project management skills, and ability to meet simultaneous deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
+ Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to interact and communicate effectively, specifically;
+ Ability to present ideas and information in a clear, concise manner both in writing and verbally;
+ Ability to interact effectively and develop positive, professional working relationships with clients as well as team members
+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
+ Good judgment and use of discretion;
+ Strong attention to detail;
+ Diligence, dependability, and strong work ethic;
+ Ability to remain calm in high stress situations, demonstrate grace under pressure, and lead by example;
+ Ability to adapt to changing work demands;
Strong organizational and time management skills;
+ Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams;
+ Familiarity with database functionality and operation;
+ Availability for minimal travel; and
+ Flexibility for overtime.
_Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law. Marriott International considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law._
Marriott International is the worlds largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. **Be** where you can do your best work,? **begin** your purpose, **belong** to an amazing global? team, and **become** the best version of you.

Keywords: Marriott, Bethesda , Paralegal II, Franchise Regulatory Practice - North America Franchise Transactions, Legal , Bethesda, Maryland

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