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Hours:8:00am to 5:00pm
Description/Comment:The Paralegal provides support to Attorneys in the management and oversight of legal matters and provides advice and counsel to internal clients (i.e.,functions). He/She researches information, prepares and reviews documents, and directs incoming issues. The Paralegal works closely with outside counsel (OC) to ensure matters are handled effectively, collaborates with internal functions to gather and provide information, and communicates with outside agencies. This position supervises Administrative Assistants. The Paralegal reports to the Attorney.
TUPSS seeks a transactional in-house paralegal. The paralegal provides support to TUPSS and UPS attorneys in the management and oversight of legal matters. He/She provides advice and counsel to the company's attorneys and to internal clients (e.g., Marketing, Operations and Franchise Relations). The paralegal researches information; prepares, drafts and reviews transactional documents; assists with regulatory filings; and processes incoming issues and matters. The paralegal occasionally handles a limited amount of litigation-related work. The paralegal works closely with internal and outside counsel (OC) to ensure matters are set up and handled effectively. He/She collaborates with internal TUPSS and UPS functions to gather and provide information to and communicate with outside organizations. Other Duties Reviews legal documents to ensure accuracy. Collaborates with other internal TUPSS and UPS functions on various legal matters to resolve issues collectively, effectively, thoroughly and in a timely manner. Acts as a liaison between other internal TUPSS and UPS functions and OC to procure appropriate legal advice. Prepares reports to track and monitor progress of legal matters to support the TUPSS legal department. Takes on special projects and other assignments and participates in various committees to support the TUPSS legal department and business as required. Required Competencies Detail Oriented: Paralegal must pay consistent attention to detail. Paralegal must be able to efficiently draft agreements, amendments, other transactional documents and communications consistent with a style guide, using consistent language and proper grammar. Paralegal must take pride in his/her work product, which must be substantially free of errors. Communication Skills: Paralegal must communicate in a concise, professional, business-like manner with TUPSS attorneys and other paralegals, OC, internal business clients, franchisees, vendors, among others. Team Oriented: Paralegal must be able to function in a team-oriented environment, sharing ideas and collaborating to maximize results. Paralegal must be prepared to cover and/or assist others at times to ensure business continuity. Paralegal will regularly be required to work independently, though, with minimal supervision and will be expected to achieve high-quality results. Investigation and Research Skills: Paralegal must be proficient in identifying appropriate sources of information, conducting research and soliciting and gathering information. Organizational Skills: Paralegal must be skilled at time management, follow-through, and organizing and tracking a significant number of matters notwithstanding distractions, interruptions and changing priorities (which requires flexibility and an openness to change). Analytical Skills: Paralegal must demonstrate basic analytical and problem-solving skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Franchise/franchise law experience (first preference), or experience in distribution, corporate, commercial contract, family, regulatory, real estate or insurance law DocuSign experience MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Paralegal Certification At least three years' experience working as a paralegal in a law firm or a corporate legal department Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employer (Employer will not sponsor a visa for this or future positions.) Must be currently located in the same geographic location as the job or willing to relocate yourself (remote work/telecommuting option not offered) Must have a Bachelor's Degree (or internationally comparable degree) Must have experience using Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) Must be proficient in redlining and document review
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