The following is a guideline / job description that will ensure the success of the Paralegal to execute and embrace the Villa Restaurant Group (“VRG”) Mission Statement: “Delivering an exceptional experience to our Employees and Guests through our unique heritage, passion and commitment to quality” and our Core Values: Integrity, Family Hospitality, Passion, Innovation and Success.
The Paralegal is responsible for assisting and will work closely with Senior Counsel in preparing legal documents including leases, legal correspondence, franchising agreements, certifications, in-house litigation matters, acquisitions, closings and other special projects. The Paralegal is consistently focused on teamwork, willing to go above and beyond to get the job done.
Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes.
Prepares legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds, and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by VP, general counsel.
Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly.
Performs other clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, taking dictation, composing and typing routine correspondence, and reading and routing incoming mail
Prepares affidavits of documents and maintains document file.
Prepares office accounts and tax returns.
Prepares real estate closing statement and assists in closing process.
Acts as arbitrator and liaison between disputing parties.
Acts as law librarian, keeping and monitoring legal volumes and ensuring legal volumes are up-to-date.
Searches patent files to ascertain originality of patent application.
Files correspondence and legal documents in office filing system.
Ensures proper indexing and filing of original legal documents.
Regularly partner with the SEC, IRS, UCC and other regulatory bodies
Upholds company standard policies and procedures
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Four year degree
2-5 years of relevant experience as a Paralegal
Intermediate to expert level MS Office skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook)
Multi-task and strong attention to detail
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Critical thinker and problem solver
Experience with Prolease software is a plus
About Villa Restaurant Group
The phrase “from our family to yours” represents Villa’s corporate identity. But what does it really mean? To us, it’s much more than a slogan. It expresses the warmth and daily commitment to quality upon which Villa Restaurant Group was founded.
The Villa brands are a family franchise. For over 5 decades, our immediate family has worked side-by-side with our extended “business family” to offer personalized food and service to our valued customers. From the first day, our family’s name and our family’s future have depended upon the quality and consistency of our food and service.
Today, we have over 300 locations (both company and franchise) and present in 38 states within the United States.