Marriott International, Inc. is the world's largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, with more than 7,200 properties and 30 brands in 134 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses branded residential properties. Marriott’s Law Department services the Company's lodging and hospitality business and provides legal advice and counsel to Marriott’s internal clients. The Caribbean & Latin America (CALA) Group of Marriott International provides legal services to support development of all Marriott-branded lodging products for owned, managed and franchised hotels in CALA.
This position will focus on providing legal services in all phases of Marriott’s development asset management and development projects throughout the region. The attorney selected for this position will assist Marriott achieve its business objectives and works with various Marriott corporate departments and regional disciplines in doing so.
This position will require an ability to deal with a broad array of topics, including real estate development, debt and equity financing and guarantees, joint ventures, residential licensing, mergers and acquisitions, risk-management, and employee related issues. This position will require an independent and creative attorney with the ability to manage, structure, negotiate, and execute multiple transactions; draft hotel management, lease, and related agreements; draft franchise agreements, and related ancillary franchise agreements; supervise outside counsel; understand and resolve local law issues; work effectively with owners, developers and lenders; and coordinate tax, insurance, intellectual property, and construction issues within Marriott.
This position is located at CALA Offices, Plantation, FL and will report directly to the Group Leader—Regional General Counsel, CALA.
The attorney selected for this position will provide transactional legal services including:
Providing preliminary advice on proposed transactions with respect to confidentiality agreements, structuring the transaction, letters of intent, and trade area restrictions;
Drafting and negotiating of purchase and sale agreements, ground leases, license agreements and development agreements, handling legal due diligence, coordinating with other members of the development and asset management teams, monitoring compliance with local zoning requirements, drafting and negotiating closing documents, overseeing closings, and following up on post-closing matters;
Drafting and negotiating management and related agreements and coordinating various conversion matters on the takeover of existing properties;
Drafting and negotiating ownership structuring agreements, including joint venture, condominium, and finance documentation;
Drafting and negotiating documents involved with multi-unit refinancings, sale/leaseback, and sale/manage back transactions; and
Providing advice on miscellaneous real estate matters affecting lodging development and operations (e.g., condemnations, easements, restrictions, and land use).
Successful candidates should possess the experience, knowledge, and skills as follows:
Excellent academic record with a law degree from a top law school;
Fluent Spanish language capability, including both verbal and written Spanish language;
Minimum of 5 years legal experience, preferably transactional experience;
Active Bar membership;
Lodging Business Acumen;
Proven contract drafting and negotiating skills;
Ability to expeditiously identify and analyze issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason;
Ability to work under stressful conditions with owners, lenders, and partners of properties in financial distress;
Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively and work diplomatically with individuals at all levels;
Ability to foster relationships and individual accountability across the organization;
Excellent bi-lingual written and oral communication skills;
Excellent conflict management skills, and ability to influence without coercion;
Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and to facilitate the implementation of creative solutions;
Ability to work independently, take ownership of and effectively resolve problems;
Ability to expeditiously identify and assess issues and provide legally sound recommendations consistent with good business practices and reason;
Strong business ethics and personal integrity;
Ability to think strategically and provide leadership when needed; and
Ability to manage a team of paralegals, providing training, coaching and guidance.
Internal Number: 20009264
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