Paralegal
DineEquity, Inc - Los Angeles, CA

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Franchise/International Transactions Paralegal - Job Description

Job Summary

Assist with documentation of various domestic and international franchise related transactions. Work with other paralegals and attorneys as necessary, to draft, review and negotiate agreements, handling all routine issues and consulting with others as needed when complex legal questions arise. Assist attorneys in the Franchise/International Practice Group as requested.

Duties
  • Manage all aspects of documentation for transfers and assignments of existing domestic franchise and development agreements
  • Manage all aspects of documentation for new international franchise and development agreements
  • Prepare digest summaries for all completed franchise related transactions
  • Maintain portions of franchise information database
  • Communicate regularly with all departments, franchisees, franchise managers and outside counsel on franchise legal matters
  • Prepare UCC filings
  • Assist Associate General Counsel – Compliance, with franchise and development agreement enforcement matters
  • Assume additional responsibilities and perform special projects as needed or directed
Minimum Requirements/Knowledge/Skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational, problem-solving and administrative skills
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a law firm or corporate legal environment
  • Ability to solve complex problems with minimal supervision
  • Interpret internal or external business/technical issues and recommend solutions in line with best practices
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Ability to be flexible and to work in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to interact on a professional level with internal and external business partners and clients
  • Self-starter with willingness to further develop skills as paralegal and business person
  • Excellent communication (speaking, writing and listening) skills
  • In-house legal department experience at a franchise and/or publicly traded company is strongly preferred, but not required
Minimum Education Requirements/Certifications/Licenses
  • Paralegal Certificate or Bachelor’s degree

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