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Location:
Barrington, Illinois, 60010, United States
Posted:
March 23, 2011

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"Lexie" Alexandra May Hunter

*** **** **** ****

Lake Barrington Shores, Illinois 60010

847-***-**** Home

abhpov@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

Management-level high energy collaborative leader skilled in corporate

contract management, compliance, governance, procurement, intellectual

property and labor with 18+ years experience of project management,

strategic planning, business development, logistics, client relations,

policies and procedures as well as motivational leadership in staff

management, providing cross-functional teams with resources, guidance,

training, support and motivation that enables revenue and profit growth.

Core Competencies

Expertise in drafting, analyzing, advising and negotiating complex contacts

and governance documents with proven track record at closing deals for

Fortune 100 and 500 company's, department management, proactive approach to

risk aversion, excellent business analysis and legal acumen and who

successfully thrives on persuasive argument through the use of legal

reasoning and business analysis. Background in retail, real estate,

engineering, environmental, media, transportation, manufacturing,

healthcare and service sectors.

Experience

2010-Current Project Consultant to various clients on contract issues,

drafting/revising contract templates, advising & handling of

matters including business organization formation &

maintenance, intellectual property, litigation, collection

strategies, real estate and trust and estates.

2008-2010 Waste Management National Account Services, Houston, TX-

Lombard, IL.

Temporary Project Consultant/Contract Manager

Analyzed, drafted, advised and negotiated complex national

account contracts

in the US and Canada. Business sectors include commercial,

manufacturing, industrial,

energy, transportation, construction, petrochemical,

healthcare, group purchasing

organizations, property management, food/retail. Closed

deals in excess of $100 mm net in

2010.

2006-2008 Sears Holdings Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL.

Contract Manager-Sears Authorized Dealer Store's Unit

Awarded CEO Star Award-Houston Dealer Store Project

Managed, maintained & coordinated contracts for 850+ dealer

stores. Lead team on business, financial, legal, risk,

insurance, operational aspects of store issues. Consulted with

executive stakeholders and attorney's. Drove team on new

retail store growth development initiative. Analyzed and

updated corporate policies, processes for compliance, conducted

training to associates. Drafted and negotiated contracts,

amendments, license agreements, letter agreements, releases,

settlement agreements, bill of sales, equipment leases,

purchase and sales agreements. Adviser on franchise issues.

Handled equipment leasing issues, UCC financing statements,

continuations and terminations. Conducted legal research on

UCC. Reviewed and analyzed UCC searches, advised team on course

of action and negotiated with lenders. Handled all aspects of

bankruptcy issues, negotiate with lender attorney's and

trustees. Drafted, reviewed, negotiated & commented on real

estate lease documents. Collaborated with real estate

department on lease issues. Built, negotiated & maintained 3rd

party vendor relationships/supply chain issue resolution.

Managed, mentored & coached a team of administrators. Managed

performance evaluations, salary administration and process

improvement strategy.

2005. US Filter, a division of Siemens, Schaumburg, IL.

A mid-sized water purification engineering national service

operation

Temporary Project Consultant-Contract

Manager

Negotiated, drafted and closed national account complex

contracts for client in excess of 65mm for net deals within a 6

month period.

2004-2005 Sears, Hoffman Estates, IL.

Temporary Project Senior Paralegal

Recognized for outstanding achievement in business

oriented consulting, showing initiative, driving for results and

problem solving

Analyzed complex contract and compliance projects for home

services division, legal research, evaluation thereto, prepared

and presented reports at legal team meetings. Provided legal

department guidance with regards to risk aversion strategies.

2004. JP Morgan/Bank One, Chicago, IL.

Capital Markets Dept.-Municipal Bonds

Temporary Project Consultant-Senior Paralegal

Managed a staff of junior paralegals for due diligence project-

post acquisition.

2004. FDCHeMedia, Inc., Lanham, MD.

A small sized media service operation producing transcription

product for the media, government and telecommunication sectors

Legal and Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors-

Virtual Based Position

Drafted, negotiated and maintained current, pending and renewal

service contracts, license agreements, royalty agreements,

equipment leases, reseller agreements, distribution agreements,

amendments, letters of intent, proposals, non-disclosure

agreements. Overall contract management, risk exposure and

analysis. Assisted with board meetings, shareholder

communications and relations, drafting and maintenance of

corporate documents, corporate books, minutes and stock,

shareholder agreements, and analysis thereto. Conduct M&A due

diligence. Handled client interaction and management of outside

counsel.

2002. GE Capital Railcar Services Corporation, Chicago

Senior Paralegal, Ombudsperson & RESOLVE Administrator

Received GE Capital Best Practice recognition for 2001 Integrity

training

Six Sigma training-green belt certification

Drafted and negotiated sales and purchase agreements. Managed

lien searching/clearance. Provided support to executive

stakeholders, portfolio managers, tax, finance, risk, equipment

managers, outside counsel. Reduced total cycle time of process

from 60 to 30 days. Maintained corporate entities, updating of

minute books, draft consents, analyze by-laws and numerous

corporate laws, procedural rules, conduct annual meetings,

consultant to "sister" GE Capital Insurance business with

respect to digitization of governance documents. Team member of

GE study on registered agent services. Prepared and presented

quarterly reports to shareholder regarding pending labor and

employment court & administrative cases, cases exceeding 25k,

significant litigations & investigations, patent reports,

ombudsperson reports. Created and maintained database for

patent portfolio. Team member of patent growth initiative.

Provided support and guidance to inventors, engineers and

outside counsel to develop, draft and apply for patents

Conducted research on risk management for risk assessment on

potential transactions relating to anti-trust issues,

international trade control issues, analyze search results,

prepare and present reports thereto. Designated as corporate

ombudsperson to assist on policy violations, RESOLVE

administrator, an internal GE program for labor & employment

issues. Conducted training for corporate as well as factory

personnel throughout the U.S. and Canada in GE Integrity

policies & Title VII issues. Attain goal of instituting 1st

time annual electronic policy reaffirmation for GE policies.

Handled equipment lease issues. Created & maintained database of

accounts payable, oversee and manage payment of all outside

counsel & supplier bills, part of team on budget review and

forecasts. Supervision of outside counsel/paralegals, 3rd party

service providers, administrative staff and contract/temp.

junior paralegals. Assisted risk management department with

bankruptcy case management, proof of claims and litigation.

2001. Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, Chicago, a mid sized

law firm

Corporate Paralegal, Business Law Group

Drafted, analyzed, advised, negotiated and close service

agreement contracts on behalf of Fortune 500 client (Waste

Management) for national accounts dept. Formed and maintained

corporations, (C,S Closely held and Public), LLC's, LP's, and

NFP organizations in jurisdictions throughout the U.S.

Assisted on mergers and acquisitions transactions, disclosure

schedules, closing agendas, stock purchase/asset purchase

agreements; closing binders; Interacted and supported I.P.

counsel to obtain federal trademarks for clients. Coordinated

with stock transfer agents for notice purposes, draft notices

of special meetings and minutes of meetings thereto, prepare

proxy statements, meeting scripts, minutes of annual/regular

meetings. Input/maintained all corporate information into

database. Analyzed and updated minute books for company's

being audited or involved in litigation. Analyzed and updated

stock transfer ledgers for transfer purposes. Filed amendments

to original charter documents. Ordered certificates of good

standing and existence, certified articles for closing

purposes. Performed on line due diligence requests, analyzed

state laws for drafting and procedural requirement purposes.

Supervision of 3rd party service providers staff for projects

and timely meeting of deadlines. Met and interviewed clients

for formation and maintenance purposes. Handled, drafted and

filed UCC Financing Statements, Continuations and Terminations

for equipment leases. Reviewed lien searches.

1996-98 UARCO Incorporated, Barrington, Illinois

A mid sized forms operation acquired by

Standard Register in 1998

Senior Corporate Paralegal/ Senior Executive Legal

Administrator

Reported directly to CFO

Drafted, reviewed, analysis, risk/exposure assessment of

contracts. Maintained and updated corporate minute books,

resolutions, incumbency certificates, good standing

certificates. Perform acquisition due diligence. Assisted and

supported human resources with labor issues, downsizing, draft

severance letters/waivers, EEOC position statements, ADA, FMLA,

FLSA, Title VII, sexual harassment, non-compete contracts,

government compliance, benefits, worker's compensation.

Department Management. Prepared monthly status reports and

budget forecasts for executive stakeholders. Monitor of and

approval of outside counsel's bills. Maintained/updated

boilerplate templates of contracts/letters. Coordination of

annual audit reports, 3rd party subpoenas, process

subpoenas/service. Maintenance of intellectual property

portfolio database.

1995. (JMB) Urban Retail Properties Company, Chicago

A mid sized national commercial and retail

property management operation

Lease Administrator

Negotiated and closed 200 In-line retail deals per year.

Addressed compliance for business, legal, lender,

management/portfolio, insurance, architectural, engineering.

Handled document management of leases, amendments, assignments,

transfers, extensions, terminations, construction documents,

SNDA's, estoppel certificates, memorandums of lease, notices,

UCC filings, franchisor/franchisee issues. Coordinated and

acted as liaison with on-site management. Analyze and abstract

of current/pending deals.

1994 Katten, Muchin & Zavis, Chicago, IL., a mid sized law firm

Paralegal, Real Estate Department/Leasing

Received training on retail/office lease issues concepts from

senior partners. Drafted remedy language, correspondence.

Proof read assigned leases, national tenant forms.

Supervise-secretarial pool, streamlined procedures.

1993 Waste Management, Geneva, Illinois, Environmental Litigation

Center

Environmental Paralegal, Superfund Cost Recovery Project

Performance of litigation document analysis and production for

the Superfund cost recovery project in connection with EPA

mandates and judicial decisions. Reviewed and analyzed

transactional/non-transactional documents with respect to PRP's,

examined/classified site/EPA documents, discovery management

procedures.

Education

1993 Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois

Lawyer's Assistant Program

Generalist Course, Graduate Level

American Bar Association Approved

Graduated May 21,1993- with Honors



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