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Corporate Paralegal


Position Description

Title: Corporate Paralegal

Department: Legal

Reports To: Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Function: The Corporate Paralegal provides legal and administrative assistance to the in-house counsel for a publicly-traded real estate investment trust investing primarily in focused-service hotels. The Corporate Paralegal supports the Company’s day-to-day legal needs, assists the SVP and General Counsel with departmental administrative needs and provides legal assistance to individual departments on an as-needed basis.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides general legal and administrative assistance to the Company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel and other legal team members
  • Researches title and other issues related to real property ownership
  • Assists in the acquisition, financing and disposition of properties
  • Maintains corporate minute books and other corporate documents for Company subsidiaries
  • Coordinates the liquor license application and renewal process for individual hotel properties
  • Tracks mechanics’ liens and other matters for individual hotel properties
  • Drafts corporate resolutions
  • Notarizes documents as needed
  • Manages annual renewal process for Company’s subsidiary entities
  • Drafts correspondence to lenders and other business partners
  • Maintains Legal Department files
  • Assists Corporate Secretary with preparation and management of Board meetings
  • Drafts and distributes Board meeting materials inclusive of but not limited to agendas, resolutions, and minutes
  • Prepares and submits SEC Form 4 filings
  • Maintains communication with Trustees as indicated by Corporate Secretary

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience

Skills:

  • Demonstrated interest in law or real estate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently on multiple projects
  • Strong skills in implementing a multi-step project from beginning to end
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse groups and individuals
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience establishing and maintaining filing systems
  • Must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Must be or become a Notary Public in the State of Maryland


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job -related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

 


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