Paralegal II – Americas Lodging – Marriott International HQ – USA

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Job Number 19000S05
Job Category Legal
Location Marriott International HQ| Bethesda| Maryland
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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_Job Summary_

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The Americas Lodging legal team helps Marriott achieve business objectives by
representing Marriott in key relationships arising from Marriott’s system of
managed and franchised hotels in the United States and Canada. The Paralegal
II position is an integral part of the team and will be located at Marriott’s
corporate headquarters in Bethesda| Maryland. This position will report to a
Vice President & Senior Counsel on the Americas Lodging legal team.

The Paralegal II will primarily provide direct transactional support (a) on
issues arising from existing franchise agreements (such as interpretations|
amendments| or terminations) and (b) for hotel owner transactions (such as
sales and financings of hotels and ownership restructurings).

## _Specific Job Summary_

The primary responsibilities of this position will be:

1. Work directly with Marriott business leaders.
2. Draft documents| using standard forms and templates.
3. Communicate with representatives of hotel owners and hotel lenders| including sending them draft documents| receiving and reviewing their comments| negotiating changes| reviewing organizational due diligence| and coordinating the finalization and execution of the documents.
4. Update database to reflect executed transactions.
5. Undertake special assignments| including research| review| and analysis of contract documentation and other issues.

## _Candidate Profile_

Required:

Two year college degree _and_
Minimum relevant work experience of three years.

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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:

Good drafting and negotiating skills
Good written and oral communication sklls
Strong attention to detail
Strong business ethics and personal integrity
Ability to work independently| take ownership of issues| and effectively resolve problems
Ability to identify and assess key issues
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to interact effectively| work diplomatically| and foster relationships with individuals at all levels
Strong conflict management skills and ability to influence and achieve successful results without coercion and without damaging relationships – needs to have a collaborative style and attitude
Solid organizational and time management skills
Professional presence and approach
Balanced judgment and poise under pressure
Diligence| dependability| and strong work ethic
Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities quickly and comfortably
High energy| drive| and enthusiasm for work
A self-starter with a positive| “can-do” attitude
Ability to act independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge

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