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  • Yesway
  • 05/15/21
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • 76177
  • Full-Time
Yesway is seeking a full-time Paralegal to join our team in Beverly, MA! Yesway, soon to be headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, owns and operates 415 convenience stores located in Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, including the 304-store Allsups Convenience Stores chain, with plans to expand its portfolio to over 500 stores in selected regions of the United States over the next several years. Yesways promise is to make its customers lives easier, their day a little bit more pleasant and give them a terrific shopping experience. In addition to competitively priced gasoline, Yesway stores offer terrific customer service, quality product selection, expanded food service and clean and well-lit facilities. We are looking for a candidate who has prior work experience as a corporate Paralegal, preferably in the gas station and convenience store or similar retail industry, and is excited to join our team and passionate about taking a role in a rapidly-growing company.

The ideal candidate will provide legal support to the in-house legal department by performing both key day-to-day functions and special projects involving various areas of law, including corporate governance, M&A, regulatory, real estate, transactional work, and contracts. We are a growing, entrepreneurial-spirited organization seeking to add to our diverse team of committed and innovative professionals. Our work environment is fast-paced yet informal; we work hard yet have fun together.

Responsibilities:
Assist in the management of corporate governance of multiple entities, including company formation and dissolution, maintenance of corporate books, and drafting and filing of company resolutions, annual consents, various routine state filings, etc.;
Review, analyze, and abstract real estate leases and other contracts and serve as the first stop resource for internal contract related inquiries, such as payment and operational obligations, upcoming expirations and agreement renewal terms;
Oversee the contract management process, including responding to contract intake requests, assisting in preparation and review of contracts and amendments at direction of legal counsel, and maintaining completed contracts in the companys contract management database;
Assist in acquisition/disposition transactions, including coordinating due diligence across the parties involved, preparing closing checklists, coordinating the closing process, and preparing and maintaining closings binders;
Assist in licensing and permitting matters related to the companys business, including processing both new applications and renewals, communicating with regulatory agencies, and performing other tasks as need;
Support a broad range of environmental and other compliance related functions, including regulatory compliance audits and assessments and fuel related regulatory reporting;
Establish and maintain the integrity of electronic and paper files ensuring all legal documents, forms, filings, agreements, and other executed documents are filed correctly and organized logically;
Provide legal counsel with general administrative support including formatting, proofreading and editing documents and correspondence, coordinating required signatures, tracking legal services invoices, filing (hard & electronic copies), preparing mailings, etc.;
Perform legal research; and
Perform additional duties as assigned and participate in special projects, as required from time to time.


Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree;
2-3 years of corporate law experience, with law firm or relevant experience as a paralegal in a large in-house environment preferred;
Thorough grasp of corporate governance, contracts, regulatory compliance, and legal matters;
Proficient in MS office applications Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment and remain flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities white remaining focused;
Excellent organizational skills;
High level of confidentiality and discretion in handling of legal matters;
Self-starter who drives individual projects and takes ownership of outcomes; and
Notary Public preferred, but not required.

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