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Paralegal, Licensing

Company: Delaware North Companies
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Opportunity

Delaware North is searching for a Paralegal to join our coporate Legal team in Buffalo, New York. In this role, you will identify and anticipate issues relevant to regulatory licensing transactions to ensure regulatory-compliant licensing of all U.S.-based company operations and manage these issues effectively and directly with business representatives, outside counsel, and regulatory agency personnel.

In addition, as Paralegal you will take on special projects as assigned, including assistance of in house counsel with specifically delegated substantive legal work.


  • Responsible for the coordination and administration of all issued regulatory licenses and preparation of all application and disclosure submissions for additional licenses for all U.S.-based company operation locations. Responsibility usually assigned by state. Licenses include: gaming, liquor, business, health and others as required by the federal, state, or local governments.
  • Ensures licenses renewals and applications are filed appropriately and timely.
  • Tracks and maintains a deadline sensitive tickler and follow-up on various aspects of information and data unit management.
  • Maintains and updates department database with relevant information to effectively execute licensing programs.
  • Track and comprehend licensing requirements across divisional lines of the company to accurately interpret and submit information requested by regulatory agencies.
  • Assists in house counsel in the delivery of legal services by performing specifically delegated substantive legal work.
  • Executes the administration of license approval and renewal. Creates and maintains the department-wide data base related to areas of responsibility ensuring consistency and transparency of licensing process.
  • Makes recommendations and suggestions to the Deputy General Counsel or Attorney for decisions and actions.
  • Accountable for budgeting and managing legal spending on outside counsel within area of responsibility.
  • Implements compliance with federal, state and local licensing laws/regulations as described by the Delaware North licensing framework and direction from supervisors or consulting attorneys.
  • Effectively participates as a team member of licensing specialists to meet the requirements of the business when opening new locations and renewing licenses.
  • Works effectively under broad supervision from an attorney or Deputy General Counsel. Develops weekly status and exception reports allowing management insight to daily operations to facilitate decision making.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with internal colleagues, leaders at Delaware North properties (General Managers, Food and Beverage Directors), outside counsel, government agency officials (such as liquor and gaming authorities.)


  • Bachelor's degree in paralegal studies and two years law firm experience preferred or associates degree with five years regulatory or government compliance experience.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of business transactional legal concepts and business organizational issues and company-specific business organization structure in order to identify and/or anticipate issues relevant to regulatory licensing transactions and to deal effectively and directly with business representatives, outside counsel and regulatory agency personnel.
  • Ability to perform factual and legal research and analysis within contractual documentation on an as needed basis.
  • Possess skills necessary to respond to time critical, sensitive, unique, and complex business organization transactions.
  • Ability to multitask a high volume of work.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Excel, Powerpoint, Access, and Word.

Who We Are

At Delaware North, you'll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it's in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there's no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Delaware North Companies, Buffalo , Paralegal, Licensing, Other , Buffalo, New York

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