Senior Paralegal in Waltham, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

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Job Description

Job Description

Think senior living sounds boring? Think again. At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us –and to what truly matters!

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintaining and updating all minute books and share records for all Benchmark entities, including master entity listing chart.
  • Forming new Benchmark entities, including preparing of organizational minutes and actions, qualifying them in applicable states and maintaining good standing for each Benchmark entity in each state in which it is qualified to do business; and maintain minute book summary sheets.
  • Preparing actions by written consent of board of directors and actions of manager(s) of various Benchmark entities.
  • Prepare and file dissolutions and cancelations for Benchmark entities; update Entity Listing Chart.
  • Participating in all document preparation relating to the Benchmark co-invest entities in acquisitions and development of new Benchmark communities; coordinating related closings; obtaining and organizing all required documentation from investors and members; manage deal document database through Sharepoint.
  • Developing and maintaining a notification system covering all key reporting and other dates based on the company’s significant debt and equity documents.
  • Preparing basic contracts between various Benchmark entities and third parties, and fielding questions from the communities and home office relating to contracts and legal issues; maintaining contract database; upload contracts to Sharepoint
  • Helping to develop and modify company-wide standards and practices and policies through surveys of Benchmark facilities on a variety of topics, in coordination with director of risk management.
  • Track due dates and Prepare and file Annual report filings; dba filings; community permits
  • Candidate should note that this position will be very dynamic and may change over time, as the candidate learns the job and as the company grows and expands into new fields. The candidate will be called upon to address a variety of challenges every day.
  • Travel to company communities may be required from time to time.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certification with five or more years’ experience as a paralegal.

LICENSE:     Paralegal Certificate

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrates computer literacy and familiarity with a variety of office software, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software including Excel, Adobe, Sharepoint and Microsoft Word.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Candidate must be highly organized.
  • Candidate must have strong writing skills and must be thorough and very careful.  
  • Candidate must have strong communication skills, as he/she will be required to work with colleagues in many different departments of the company to accomplish goals, as well as with government agencies and external counsel.
  • Candidate must be a strong team player.
  • Candidate should have a paralegal background or familiarity with state regulatory agencies, but must be willing to expand beyond typical paralegal role to take on more responsibility as requested.
  • Candidate should be creative and able to consider new ways to address problems and challenges.