Franchise and Development Paralegal For Hire – 6337
This candidate is a dynamic Franchise and Development Paralegal with 18 years of employment with InterContinental Hotels Group, a multi-national hotel company in its Americas headquarters (Atlanta) dealing with iconic brands such as Holiday Inn, InterContinental Hotel and Crowne Plaza hotels, etc. He has a Diploma in Legal Studies (Honors Graduate) from Waterford Institute of Technology in the Republic of Ireland (similar to a Bachelor’s Degree) and a Paralegal Certificate in Civil Litigation (Honors Graduate) from an ABA Approved school in Atlanta. Polished and professional individual with exceptional communication skills, a rigor for attention to detail, with expertise in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating diverse varieties of business to business contracts in the franchise industry. Franchise and development skills are top notch and has worked with and supported the Vice President and Managing Attorney, Franchise Corporate at the company’s office in its Atlanta headquarters. This candidate has also worked with lease agreements, compliance, licensing, regulatory matters and contracts in this position, saved the company thousands of dollars by negotiating Latin American outside counsel fees, acted as the “go to” person on all matters relating to licensing and disclosure. He was also awarded a large dollar award from the CEO (based in the UK) for the contributions towards a major acquisition. Has also been awarded many other internal awards for the work on various projects and has been praised for customer services skills, in particular. This candidate was involved with the purchase of Kimpton Hotels and Candlewood Suites by subsidiaries of InterContinental Hotels Group in a support role on all due diligence matters. Software skills include proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Passport, Blueprint, Law Manager, SharePoint, Alfresco, Owner Relationship Manager, IPRO and Concordance.