Paralegal II, Franchise Regulatory Practice - North America Franchise Transactions
Posted on: September 15, 2023
**Job Number** 23116106
**Job Category** Legal
**Location** Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue,
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
**Located Remotely?** 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
Marriott International is the worlds largest hotel company, with
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