The primary responsibility of the Paralegal - Transactional is to draft, review, negotiate, and modify a broad range of contracts, forms and legal documents for all Las Vegas Sands (“Company“) properties and its affiliates on a daily basis. This position provides a key role in managing progress and coordinating contracts submitted by Company's Procurement Department.
All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and The Venetian Resort's policies, practices and procedures
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work closely with Company's Associate General Counsel(s) to present contracts and any significant related issues and prepare any updates to contract templates and forms;
- Serve as support and liaison between Company attorneys and various business departments, by promptly responding to numerous requests/fielding questions and escalating matters as needed.
- Under guidance of the Senior Paralegal (manager) determine appropriate template agreement or form to implement for each commercial transaction, select applicable legal contracting entities, ensure key commercial and business terms are captured in Executive Summaries for continuity, confirm business terms are completed with specific dates and costs denoted, and that contracts meet competency standard.
- Draft, review, negotiate, and modify contracts for the responsible attorney's approval in a timely and accurate manner, track progress of each request from development to execution using Company's online contract management database system as well as edit for proper format, grammar and spelling.
- Support all phases of commercial contract from updating boiler plate forms and templates, to increasingly difficult task of articulating complex commercial concepts without ambiguity or conflicts in intricate and lengthy agreements (including Master Service Agreements, Procurement/Purchase, Service, Marketing, Sponsorship, Sales, Business Partners, Consulting/Speaker, Licenses, Non-Disclosure, and Confidentiality Agreements) and documents (including termination letters, amendments and Statements of Work).
- Under the direction of Company attorneys, resolve routine legal and contract issues. Conduct Secretary of State searches, perform legal research and analyze law sources such as statutes, case law, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, etc.
- Provide direction to Purchasing Department about common legal contract concepts and specific contract requirements. Provide precise interpretation of contract provisions and draft specific language based on commercial terms and business understanding requested by Purchasing Department in compliance with Company's regulatory guidelines.
- Maintain productive workflow in a fast-paced/high contracts volume environment.
- Organize, manage and maintain content library of all shared folders and documents such as contract templates and forms, electronic and paper based files containing resources for canned and commonly used contract clauses, special terms and conditions unique to industry-specific requirements such as software end user license agreements, and other reference materials in an effort to streamline contract process and optimize efficiency and productivity.
- Communicate effectively and professionally with team members at all levels (including management and executive leadership) from Company's global properties while delivering high quality service and successful results.
- Maintain key internal relationships and interaction with Company's Legal Department, and collaboration with Information Technology, Gaming, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, Sustainability, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Security, Risk Management, Finance and other cross-functional communications.
- Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Company Standards of Conduct
All The Venetian Resort Team Members are expected to conduct and carry themselves in a professional manner at all times. Team Members are required to observe the Company's standards, work requirements and rules of conduct.
- 21 years of age.
- Proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States.
- Bachelor and/or Associates degree.
- Paralegal certification required.
- At least 3 years of paralegal administrative and contract experience in a corporate environment or law firm (resort/hospitality or gaming industry desirable) or equivalent education.
- Comprehensive knowledge of basic legal concepts and formats, contract law and remedies and adept experience drafting and negotiating those terms in contracts ranging from vendor agreements, service contracts, ancillary documents, amendment and boiler plate forms.
- Demonstrative experience of supporting attorneys, and adaptability to diverse working styles and requirements of attorneys, as well as maintaining confidentiality of projects and sensitive information.
- Electronic database management experience within a legal and/or compliance services environment. Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications including Word & Excel (Ariba is a plus).
- Exercise sound judgment and prudent solutions, and ability to balance competing interests at high executive level with short deadlines. Exceptional problem solving, analytical, lateral and critical thinking skills.
- Meticulous attention to detail, strong issue-spotter and follow through.
- Multitask with a strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, competing contracts at a high volume, tasks, and details concurrently.
- Well-organized, team-oriented, energetic, self-motivator with a can-do/positive attitude, flexible, dependable, proactive, diligent, nimble and resourceful.
- Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to the Legal Department and cross-functional teams.
- Knowledge of the operating business cycle, corporate matters and be familiar with relevant standard operating policies and procedures that are typical in the resort/hospitality and gaming industry (Foreign business law knowledge a plus).
- Must be able to obtain and maintain any applicable certification or license, as required by law or policy.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with guests and other Team Members of different backgrounds and levels of experience.
- Must be able to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.
Must be able to:
- Work in a fast-paced, busy and corporate environment.
- Maintain physical stamina and positive attitude while interacting with team members.
- Persevere under pressure to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks.
- Must be able to frequently move freely about the office, maintain manual dexterity to access computer via computer keyboard and operate office equipment, such as telephones, copiers, fax machine, etc., withstand various activities such as frequent walking, sitting for long periods and withstand prolonged standing, stretching, bending and kneeling without restriction.
- Be able to work indoors and be exposed to various environmental factors such as, but not limited to CRT fatigue, noise, dust, cigarette smoke, and be able to access all areas of the property.