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Senior Paralegal Resume

Dallas, TX

SUMMARY:

  • Proficient Contracts & Agreement Paralegal
  • Litigation support/trial preparation for high - profile cases
  • 20+ years of Corporate legal and law firm industry experience
  • Managed over 80 Employees, led four franchised Financial Firms
  • Ability to manage large case-loads unsupervised
  • Ability to create, edit, draft, negotiate, modify and/or administer Contracts
  • Accustomed to clear, concise direct interactions and communication at all levels, including General Counsel and Senior Partner(s), Associates, Board Committee Members and out-side Counsel

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Senior Paralegal

Confidential,Dallas, TX

Responsibilities:
  • Complete Due Diligence and Compliance, draft leases, purchase contracts, custodial agreements, easements, deeds, other real property documents
  • Review, understand title work, surveys assist with development projects while coordinating and preparing documents for closings
  • Affect cost-effective transportation logistics solutions with mode selections, route planning, equipment types, government regulations, identify service and cost improvement opportunities and synergies in the respective zone; manage and facilitate Carrier problem resolution in regards to packaging, shipments, Epay Carrier payments processing, claims or other business issues with the ability to effectively interact and build a favorable business relationship with all Clients and Carriers
  • Effective communication with customers, OTR drivers and dispatchers in a professional and constructive manner, while maintaining a s trong passion for customer service and logistics excellence
  • Provide feedback for all rates and pricing pertaining to Intermodal/Rail, FTL, LTL, Reefers, Dry Vans, Flatbeds, End-Dumps, Scheduling, Logistics, Customer Sales and Sales Operations teams
  • Communicate accurate information regarding accident/incident and injury losses to the appropriate personnel, rearrange freight volumes to ensure customer satisfaction, communicate with maintenance to manage service and repairs of equipment to effectively manage customer's demands
  • Managing commercial, civil litigation matters such as Carrier breach of contracts involving a variety of disputes
  • Labor and Employment response to discrimination, FMLA, FLSA, EEOC Agency Charge Cases, which consist of United States Employment Laws, tracking all EEOC charges and disputes, prepare demand letter response, management of heavy caseload and electronic entry of all employment matters while demonstrating experience in handling all aspects of discovery
  • Manage Labor and Employment caseload (filing, discrimination type, response, communication with department management and Human Resource, decision and hearing, final action, appeals, final order, reconsideration and lawsuit dates), from inception to completion of the Charge
  • Draft, negotiate and modify various domestic and international leases and agreements, related to Bilateral Oil/Energy Contracts, Service Contracts, Risk Management, Acquisitions, Leases/Subleases (landlord/tenants), Purchase Assignments, Title Insurance, Tax Bills, Virus Protection Contracts, B2B Sales Contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Promissory Agreements and Government & Public Policy Contracts. Determine term negotiations, Audio Transcription for medical and various specialized areas of law, redline all ratifications and track changes, ascertain the proper explanation of equivocal terms, identify intent and completer knowledge of all facts and circumstances, communicate directly with and present findings to General Counsel for approval
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables, interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Advanced Math Skills with the ability to apply concepts of based algebra and geometry including the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area circumference, and volume currency exchange
  • Manage Healthcare electronic database relating to active litigation cases. Create, modify, red-line and track-changes within Agreements which include: assisting Business Partners (Hospital), Physicians, Vendors, Advertising, Sales & Marketing and Finance within the administrative and negotiation process of all contracts

Senior Paralegal/Office Manager

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Responsibilities:
  • Managing commercial and civil litigation matters such as leasing breach of contracts from relatively simple to highly complex matters involving a variety of disputes such as partnership, shareholders construction or real estate. Conducting case depositions, interviewing witnesses, reviewing legal documents, writing briefs and visiting dispute sites
  • Preparing closing checklists and coordinate the closing process for various commercial real estate transactions
  • Preparing and filing a variety of documents including, deeds, mortgages, memoranda of leases, UCC financing statements, etc.
  • Prepare corporate Board Meeting Minutes for filing of annual quarterly SEC/ISE disclosure documents, permits, NYSE disclosures, assumed name and officer certificates; modify and manage Stock Options and Agreements
  • Maintain corporate and committee minute books, research regarding corporate and securities law matters and benchmarking
  • Maintaining the archive (electronic and hard copy) of legal records of Board and Committee meetings and the execution of Corporate minutes, closing binders, stock certificates, draft officer, director and shareholder consents, power of attorney and proxies
  • Utilize case management tracking system utilizing pivot tables for contracts & agreements relating to gas turbine power plants and energy-related equipment for industrial operations, M&A, government and public policy; identify contracts that appear to be an irrevocable offer and demonstrate knowledge to protect the assets and well-being of the corporation
  • Migrate electronic legal files into SharePoint software (cloud management and remote access); immediate retracement and redaction procedures performed; future discussion among legal team (domestic and international)

Paralegal/Office Manager

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Responsibilities:
  • Review and summarization of UCC, judgment, tax and other lien searches
  • Examine copies of records, such as mortgage, titles, surveys, liens, judgments, easements, vital statistics and deeds of trust, RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act), property purchase/sales
  • Preparing closing checklist and distributing closing binders, jurisdiction research and compliance, business entity reformation
  • Modify, manage and initiate the negotiated settlement process with Acquisition Contracts, Executors and Stock Option Agreements, Severance Contracts, Termination Contracts, Offer Letters, Real-Estate and Commercial Leasing Contracts; red-line, black-line, track changes for legal edits within contracts and agreements; communicate directly all findings of contract consistencies to legal team
  • Developed a long and short-term tactical strategy concept necessary to implement a positive turnaround for sales, M&A, revenue, value and highly experienced placement
  • Represent Bankruptcy cases for mortgage banking servicing companies, title companies, financial institutions and consumer lending organizations; management of corporate governance practices confirming processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions of the private equity firms and corporations are directed and implemented
  • Project control monitoring, restructuring legal support, EEOC charges and disputes for over 75 integrated private equity firms
  • Litigation support for a team of attorneys and platform leaders strategically placed among a wide variety of portfolio companies to implement strategies necessary to rebuild businesses
  • Scanning and imaging, troubleshooting, portal research, billing and data input

Contract Paralegal

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Responsibilities:
  • Patent litigation, Trademark transactional duties, including maintaining all trademark files, assisting in clearance matters and oversight of domain name files, assist with trademark and/or copyright prosecution; preparing trademark reports and spreadsheets for clients; obtaining and revising commercial searches
  • Set up Summation legal databases, Concordance document review, redacting, indexing, coding, and Bates labeling
  • Preparing closing checklists and coordinate the closing process for various transactions commercial and residential real estate transactions
  • Obtaining permits and other documents from agencies such as the Department of Licenses and Inspections
  • Redline and negotiation of commercial and construction contracts
  • Pretrial/trial preparation with exhibits and entertainment law support
  • Labor Law Research of complaints for Probable Cause establishment
  • Assist team of attorney with working knowledge of US employment laws such as the Americans with Disability Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and WARN Act

Contract Senior Paralegal

Confidential, Memphis, TN

Responsibilities:
  • Handle employment discrimination case intake with prospective clients
  • Patent litigation, Trademark transactional, and
  • Determine if the invention has commercial potential; making sure that it meets the requirements for patentability and complete a thorough patent research
  • Subpoena processing, EEO advocate, Labor and Employment response to the EEOC agency cases, interviewing and identifying witnesses
  • Handle attorney calendar, case management for billable hours (time entry)
  • Personal injury, medical malpractice insurance claims processing, motions, proof of claims
  • Legal research, legal proofreader, Westlaw, Lexis
  • Answer discovery, deposition preparation/review, medical records review
  • Skip tracing, collection invoicing, prepare child custody and divorce petitions, managed collections, disputes and prepared collection demand letters
  • Handled inbound/outbound collection calls and monitor collection payoffs and balances

Contract Senior Paralegal

Confidential,Memphis, TN

Responsibilities:
  • Assists staff with trial support, and preparation of exhibits through presentation software; legal research; legal proofreader
  • Support matters involving Family Law, Personal Injury, Labor & Employment, insurance claims processing and Bankruptcy;
  • Maintain attorney and litigation calendar; create meeting notes; prepare minute books
  • Edit, draft petitions, motions, answer and prepare written discovery
  • Utilize case management tracking system
  • Work with Pacer, Acer Docket and input attorney reviews with diary comment entries
  • Immigration support (non/immigrant visa, I-485, H-1B petitions and green card processing)
  • Prepared child custody and divorce petitions, Coordinating due diligence for a variety of commercial leasing and residential real estate transactions, including, acquisitions and dispositions, borrowings, etc.
  • Reviewing and summarizing title commitments and surveys
  • Working closely with title companies to clear title and obtain title policies
  • Reviewing and summarizing UCC, judgment, tax and other lien searches, various audio dictation and transcription

Litigation Support

Confidential, Memphis, TN

Responsibilities:
  • Modify and managed construction and other common law contracts and agreements
  • Take dictation and transcribe data of legal cases relating to criminal, family and civil law, set-up and calendar depositions
  • Maintain attorney calendar
  • Provide litigation support and time entry
  • Perform legal research and prepare affidavits
  • Issue subpoenas; draft Wills; draft/revise various briefs and maintain legal library updates
  • Preparing closing checklists and coordinate the closing process for various transactions commercial leasing (Title/Survey) and residential real estate transactions
  • Preparing and distributing closing binders

Executive Assistant

Confidential,Memphis, TN

Responsibilities:
  • Liaison and customer service representative for remote international sales offices (Zurich, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Leeds, Latin America) with the ability to recognize the needs of the customer and effectively address those needs through active solution or communication of the need to the appropriate personnel
  • Edit and review of international and domestic bilateral corporate contracts and agreements
  • Preparation, filing, and prosecution process of the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications
  • Conduct legal research regarding various contracts and procedures related to acquisitions
  • Worked closely with IP, Legal and Export Sales departments while drafting modifications of contracts relating to the Merger & Acquisition with Federal Paper Board
  • Promote a good working environment between domestic and international export sales team members, guiding all parties involved towards mutual objectives
  • Process price term changes to meet competition, completed T&E (travel/entertainment) reports and gave administrative support for domestic and international Sales Managers

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