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Real Estate Developer

Location:
Middleburg, Virginia, 20118, United States
Posted:
March 24, 2011

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Ashley T. Myatt

P.O. Box ****, Middleburg, VA ***18

(703) ***-****; abhpgv@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

Myatt PC, Northern Virginia, Director, August 2010-Present

. Represent retail landlord with regard to leasing and subleasing

issues, including review and/or drafting of lease, sublease and

landlord consent documents.

. Represent construction company in drafting and negotiation of prime

and subcontract agreements for projects on which the company serves as

a general contractor or a subcontractor.

. Represent lender in transaction involving a loan secured by life

insurance policy.

. Represent developer in contract phase of raw land purchase.

. Represent corporations, limited liability companies and other entities

with regard to entity formation and documentation, including operating

agreements, bylaws and partnership agreements.

. Advise companies regarding Small Business Administration matters,

including HUBZone and Section 8(a) requirements.

George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA, Adjunct Professor,

Spring Semester 2011

. Teach "Legal Drafting" course, a two-hour class focusing on drafting,

review and negotiation of transactional documents for second-year law

students.

. The course involves students drafting letters of intent, corporate

resolutions, due diligence memoranda, purchase agreements, operating

agreements and various other related transactional documents, and is

designed to follow a transaction from the letter of intent through

closing.

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P., McLean, VA, Associate Attorney,

March 2006-July 2010

. Represented a major financial institution in nationwide program of

acquisition of property for retail branches and offices through

purchases of raw and improved land, as well as ground leases and

leases in office buildings and retail centers, resulting in as many as

40 completed transactions per year and a total aggregate transaction

value of approximately $200,000,000. Acquisition representation

entailed legal review, negotiation and advice from letter of intent

stage through closing, project development and completion, including:

> Drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements;

> Review of due diligence reports (environmental, geotechnical,

utilities, zoning, etc.);

> Title and survey review and comment, issuing objections and

resolving title insurance issues;

> Drafting and reviewing closing documents, monitoring and

approving closing process;

> Obtaining developer and association approvals of site

development plans; and

> Resolving development agreement disputes and other issues

arising in the development process.

. Represented corporate tenants and landlords in office leases,

including headquarters leases and leases involving complex

environmental and technological issues.

. Drafted and negotiated subleases for a large, publicly-traded

corporation in the subleasing of the majority of its 200,000+ square

foot headquarters.

. Performed title and survey analysis related to matters ranging from

acquisition of unimproved land to $300,000,000+ financing secured by

multiple shopping centers in several states.

. Represented borrowers in negotiation of loan documents and closing of

loans secured by real estate, including a $23,000,000 defeasance loan

involving defeasance of prior financing.

. Represented a developer in contract negotiations, due diligence review

and closing of its acquisition of properties ranging from 300 to 900+

acres to be developed for residential, commercial and mixed uses.

. Drafted contracts for acquisition and disposition of real property

including:

> Creative sales contracts of multiple lots to builders, including

financing provisions and incentive structures;

> Complex agreements regarding commercial buildings, involving

contingencies based on land use matters.

. Drafted and negotiated development agreements, easement agreements,

operating agreements, subdivision and dedication deeds and covenants

affecting commercial and residential developments.

. Drafted and negotiated corporate authority and loan enforceability

opinion letters in connection with borrower representation.

. Represented lenders regarding loan documentation and negotiation for

loans having principal amounts up to $50,000,000.

FloranceGordonBrown PC, Richmond, VA, Associate Attorney, February 2005-

March 2006

. Commercial Associate: resolved complex title issues in commercial

transactions; drafted and revised commercial loan documents; conducted

commercial closings; performed research for transactions and

litigation; prepared memoranda for recordation in the land records

regarding telecommunication towers; reviewed contracts for purchase of

office/retail property and prepared contract schedules.

. Head of the Residential Real Estate section with management

responsibilities for staff:

> Created and presented reports for directors, analyzing

performance and trends of section;

> Conducted residential real estate closings; reviewed title and

surveys for residential properties;

> Drafted and revised contracts for purchase and sale of real

estate;

> Prepared and reviewed documents of conveyance of property and

related tax and transfer documentation.

Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Law Clerk, August 2003-August 2004

Senior Justice A. Christian Compton

. Wrote over 40 memoranda summarizing and analyzing petitions for

appeal, briefs in opposition and lower court records for all Justices'

reference during writ panels and, for granted cases, full hearings and

opinion writing.

. Assisted with research for and revision of Justice Compton's opinions.

EDUCATION

Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA

Juris Doctor, May 2003

. Moot Court Competition; Negotiation Competition

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Bachelor of Arts, May 1998

. Captain of Men's Tennis Team and Singles Tennis Champion of the Hudson

Valley Men's Athletic Conference in 1998; lead roles in plays/movie

MEMBERSHIPS

Virginia State Bar; Virginia Bar Association; National Association of

Industrial and Office Properties; Greater Washington Commercial Association

of Realtors; National Capital Squash Association



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