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Monitoring, tracking, and assisting with all aspects of the franchise application, negotiation, and renewal processes.
• Under supervision of our in-house attorneys, preparing and revising franchise agreements, amendments, and related documents.
• Understanding and promoting compliance with Federal and State franchise laws and regulations, as part of the organization’s internal control process.
• Analyzing and summarizing key contract terms, and compiling pertinent information about franchise agreements to enable the appropriate teams to take proactive steps for timely renewals.
• Maintaining centralized records for franchise contract materials, to create an auditable trail for contract histories and proof of compliance.
• Preparing correspondence on behalf of the legal department to assist with franchise development, operations, or litigation matters.
• Facilitating the preparation of Franchise Disclosure Documents for all brands.
• Assisting with the management of trademark- or franchise-related litigation, including responding to discovery requests.
• Aiding in the development of, and participating in, training modules related to franchising.
• Such other activities that may arise and that may be necessary or helpful in managing the company’s legal and franchising matters.

A candidate for this Paralegal (Franchising) position must possess the following relevant knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to demonstrate and provide applicable examples to support his/her competency and experience.
• Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.).
• Minimum of three to five years’ experience in a law firm or in-house law department setting, or comparable government organization, with significant work in the field of franchising and with experience reviewing and analyzing contracts.
• Very strong organization and follow-through skills, keen attention to detail, sound judgment, common sense and discretion.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Solid people skills to interact and gather information from franchisees, corporate executives, and outside vendors, as necessary to coordinate licensing.
• Ability to work in a team and independently to produce high quality work product, in the course of supporting multiple in-house attorneys and internal clients.
• A drive for success and the ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.


Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account with Company Match, 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match, Paid Vacation and Sick Days, Sonesta Hotel Discounts, Educational Assistance, Paid Parental Leave, Company Paid Life Insurance, Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance and Various Employee Perks and Discounts.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.
Posting ID: 635878526 Posted: 2021-10-08 Job Title: Paralegal Contract Administration