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Contracts Paralegal

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Location: Tampa, FL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 21, 2023

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Description

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and advisory services, is seeking a Contracts Paralegal.

This key member of the legal team will assist A&M’s legal counsel in protecting the organization's legal interests and is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts dealing primarily with A&M's clients and prospective clients. Prior experience drafting said documents, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance is required.  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Responsibilities

The Contracts Paralegal will support A&M’s Legal Department, with the primary responsibility of moving A&M contracts through their life cycle from initial form/draft to execution.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with the legal team and firm professionals (and ultimately dedicated service lines) on various client contracting matters such as non-disclosure agreements, and ancillary client-related agreements (e.g., access agreements) and potentially other firm related agreements (e.g., event and hospitality contracts).
  • Assist with administering the contract management process within the Legal Department.
  • Review and draft agreements to incorporate A&M standards.
  • Drive cross-functional input in the contract process.
  • Conduct contract negotiations directly with counterparties
  • Provide support to internal A&M counsel.

Other Functions:

  • Perform miscellaneous support tasks within the Legal Department as needed.
  • Undertake special contracts management or related projects of a complex nature upon request.

Qualifications/Experience

  • 2+ of experience in a legal contract related role.
  • Post-Secondary education preferred.
  • Familiarity with legal documents, non-disclosure agreements, professional service contracts and/or Master Services Agreements, including standard provisions included in these agreements.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to drive contract management process.
  • Ability to take initiative and create solutions for substantive and procedural contracting matters.
  • Strong communicator comfortable with negotiation and coordination among senior stakeholders at the firm as well as communicating directly with clients and/or vendors as directed.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, experience or familiarity with contract management technology solutions is a plus but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of judgment/organizational skills and initiative to deal with complex duties.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask, while working under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to constantly shifting priorities and a changing work environment.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and integrity when dealing with sensitive, highly confidential matters.
  • Self-starter with a positive outlook and a desire to solve problems, while working collaboratively with members of the Legal Department and other colleagues across the Firm

The salary range is $60,000 - $100,000 annually, dependent on several variables including but not limited to education, experience, skills, and geography. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.

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A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

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It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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