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Paralegal (Contracts/Licensing)

Posted April 4, 2021

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)
Philadelphia, PA

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Opportunity: Paralegal (Contracts/Licensing) 

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) is an industry-leading hotel investment, management and development firm that provides turn-key management solutions to over 140 hotels across the United States, which includes world class brands in the select service and full service markets as well as a collection of independent and boutique hotels. 

HHM is seeking a paralegal to join its growing legal department headquartered in Philadelphia. In this role, you will be an integral member of the legal team, supporting all operational matters of HHM with a focus on service contract management, liquor licensing, and operational licensing and permitting.  The successful candidate will, with the assistance of Legal Counsel, establish and oversee standardized procedures and workflows relating to contract and licensing management.

Potential Career Path:  Senior Paralegal – Managing Paralegal

Essential Job Functions:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate service contracts with minimal guidance from attorneys
  • Oversee and coordinate the timely application and renewal of operational licenses and permits, including liquor licenses for HHM’s portfolio of hotels
  • Research state or local liquor and operational licensing requirements
  • Oversee and develop relationships with outside liquor counsel
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing legal documents when requested
  • Form and maintain relationships with vendors, clients and service providers

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years’ experience as a paralegal in a law firm or corporate environment (corporate or real estate experience preferred)
  • Ability and desire to oversee processes and take ownership of work product
  • Notary public certification is a plus
  • Transactional experience preferred
  • Familiarity with contract management software is a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Work Environment and Context: Required to sit for extended periods, lift up to 10 pounds, bend, reach, use hands and fingers to operate keyboard.

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People Are Our Capability – Hearts That Serve – Only Excellence – Stay Nimble - Own It

About Us

HHM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.


About this Employer

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM)

510 Walnut Street 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 238-1046

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About the company

HHM, also known as Hersha Hospitality Management, is an industry-leading hotel management, investment and development firm. HHM provides turn-key management, asset management or receivership solutions for 106 hotels in 19 states, including more than 20 full service hotels and 24 independents.

Join the Legacy of Happiness

It is no coincidence that Hersha means “happy” in ancient Sanskrit. HHM’s rapid growth, focus on associate development and its commitment to serve guests, our associates and the local communities we work in, can make any hospitality career seeker happy.

The Legacy of HHM Happiness

The legacy of happiness symbolizes how HHM was built, namely on a strong foundation of core values: honesty, communication, community, personal growth and achievement. These values combined with a passion to serve others and a respect for every associate’s unique and valuable contributions is what makes us so successful. If you share our values and passion, HHM may be the place for you.


As HHM continues to stretch its properties across the country, we know our success is achieved through the collective and individual contributions of all associates. They are the heart and soul of our business and our ultimate goal is to maintain a culture of happiness in which our values are embedded and career development is encouraged. 


Personal success is individually defined by each associate. HHM supports an individual’s desire to stretch professionally. We provide opportunities across various hotel brands, locations and job functions. As we grow, you grow.

At HHM, we are proud to employ some of the best in the industry.