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Senior Paralegal - Franchise The candidate will work directly with internal franchise business partners and local counsel on day to day and long term growth strategies and ongoing franchisee support matters. Managing legal due diligence process of franchise and third party partners to include: liaising with internal stakeholders, prospective franchisees/third party partners to obtain corporate information, instructing background reports and reviewing the same, supporting the compliance team to determine follow up steps, executing on such and driving to resolution by completing a final summary memo. Managing and updating contracts database: summarizing contracts and uploading summaries into database. Managing the process of confirming local franchise regulatory requirements and other applicable legal requirements, supporting Senior Counsel, Strategic Alliances to determine follow ups and providing advice and risk assessment to internal business partners. Managing the agreement execution process, including validating local signing requirements, supervising the Legal Administrator and Filing Clerk to ensure accurate signing and filing system in place. Analyzing contracts to advise on various contractual provisions and supporting Senior Counsel, Strategic Alliances in relation to interpretation of such provisions and risk assessment to advise the business. Filings and disclosures support: managing any initial, renewal or amendment franchise filings to include collecting all necessary information, preparing and updating the filings/disclosures and validating details with Senior Counsel, Strategic Alliances and local counsel to submit to regulatory authorities. Working with business partners to support the business in day to day operational matters such as clearance requests, store closure, and short term extensions. Advises and mentors junior team members. Provides technical and professional interpretation and recommendations. Uses judgment based on the analysis of information. May evaluate complex situations using multiple sources of information. Manages projects and program execution within area of specialty and ensures quality of work. May influence decisions related to business operations in specialty area. Impacts own team/closely related teams or area. Developed communication skills to exchange complex information. Adapts communication techniques for audiences at multiple internal/external levels. College degree required. Paralegal experience required preferably in a reputable law firm or a global or multinational corporation is essential. Franchise legal experience highly desirable. Database management and project management experience preferred.
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