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Paralegal - Franchised


Parsippany, NJ, US, 07054

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  19314

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Paralegal - Franchised to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.

Job Summary

This position has responsibility for assisting with all NAMER franchise registrations, including updating and filing of franchise disclosure documents and compliance with franchise registration and disclosure regulations, as well as assist the company’s international legal teams and the US office to provide support for compliance with foreign franchise requirements.  This position will manage the digital repository for all franchise disclosure related documentation.  This position will support the franchise legal team with reviewing development marketing and franchisee communications.

Essential Job Functions

1.  Assisting franchise legal team with updating and filing NAMER franchise disclosure documents, amendments and supplemental disclosures as needed.  This includes:

  • Supporting manager to identify business leads to provide information about disclosure requirements; coordinating collection of required information; initial drafting of relevant sections of disclosures/updating existing sections and maintaining all drafts and edits.  
  • Updating and maintaining various documents for review by legal team and senior leadership for approval.
  • Responding to FDD requests from internal business units and approved third parties.
  • Maintaining digital repository for all for NAMER and available international disclosure related documents.

2.  Supporting disclosure filing including maintaining regulatory requirements and communicating with regulators as needed.  Oversee maintenance of, and internally distributing, filing status with respect to each registration state or territory. 

3.  Assisting with review of development marketing, and as needed, filing applicable marketing material in compliance with state laws and regulations for franchise Advertising.

Reviewing franchisee facing communications, training material, user guides and internal promotions. Working with SMEs, legal team and communications as needed. 

4.  Assisting international legal teams and SMEs based in NJ as needed with preparation of international disclosures; ensure consistency of fees and programs across regions; help to modify IFOC templates.

5.  Identifying changes and revising franchise and other ancillary agreements for FDDs and drafting updates to program agreements throughout the year. 

6.  Act as liaison between contracts administration and development teams and the SBA. Maintain SBA filings and update as needed.  

Abilities/Key Competencies/Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to seamlessly work cross-functionally among a variety of internal and external constituents.
  • Superior time/calendar management; able to self-manage all tasks and deadlines, assign priority to projects, and work within tight and changing deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ensuring that all communications are concise, professional, and useful.
  • Ability to easily adapt to process changes and re-prioritization of projects and tasks.
  • Ability to self-direct project/task management and allocate time and resources appropriately.
  • Proven ability to identify issues and analyze the business and legal implications of decisions across various facets of our business. 
  • Confidence to propose solutions to problems identified and trouble shoot as needed. 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence individuals outside direct reporting relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal certificate with prior franchise disclosure experience .
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working with legal documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft provisions clearly and effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with senior executives.
  • Experience working in a large matrix organization in the franchise industry.
  • Familiarity with franchise disclosure laws/regulations.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 22 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Registry Collection Hotels, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Alltra, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 9,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark