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Real Estate Professional Experience

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
May 20, 2017

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Thomas M. Kurek

South Florida


COMMERCIAL AND CORPORATE REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL with 15 years of experience in all aspects of complex transactional real estate, including multi shopping center and industrial site portfolio acquisitions, condo conversions from both buyer/investor and lender clients. Experienced in all aspects of title and survey review, including clearance of adverse title matters as well as all areas of due diligence, i.e., environmental, engineering reports, survey review, title document review (I.e. Association and Declaration reviews for liabilities and obligations etc.), UCC financing statements, SNDAs, review of anchor tenant and all tenant lease reviews, reports for events of tenant “cascading events”, CAM reporting. Also well versed in commercial real estate loan and transaction document review and preparations including document preparation (Bill of Sale, Closing Checklists, Loan Agreements, Mortgage documents, Financing Statement, Guarantees, Corporate Resolutions, Corporate Formations, Mergers and Acquisitions Settlement Statements, Access and Cross Access Agreements]. Experienced in corporate formation, corporate resolutions, maintenance of corporate books etc. and have served as direct support to in-house counsel for all matter of contracts and litigation such as discovery, case file management and tracking, Florida and other State Rules of procedure, various bankruptcy and lien foreclosure matters. Computer and office skills include: Microsoft Office Products, Excel, Atids, Doubletime, various database applications.


Graham Nash & Dunn : Declined contract extension

Seattle, Washington, Contract Position

Paralegal, Leasing, Banking and Corporate Maintenance and Transactional. Strong emphasis on financial loan facilities secured by real estate, Trademarks, Patents, machinery and various other collateral such as Borrower’s interest in affiliates or new acquisition entities. Previous acquired entity interests proofs in the form of stock certificates, membership interests and the like. Various confirmation searches of the aforementioned run through various government agencies etc. Such as Secretary of State(s), Bureau of Land Management of Indian Affairs. SEC, Trademark Offices, Patent offices and others.

Took time to take care of ill mother, handle estate, etc. in Northeast June 2014 to June 2016

Corporate Paralegal

MCS of Tampa, Inc., Tampa, Florida September 2012 to March 2013

MCS is a combination of a Technology and Electronic Construction company, with government contracts on numerous air force bases and other government contracts. My position is that of lead paralegal reporting directly to the President and CFO. In that capacity I served as the liaison between the company and outside counsel for all contractual and business support matters. Such as, litigation support in resolving contract disputes with prime government contractors and government agencies such as Dept. of Defense and Dept. of Labor. Serve as liaison between the company and its counsel for matters of worker compensation claims and other labor disputes. Review and reporting for relevant matters and compliance for federal regulations such as Davis-Bacon, Prompt Pay Act and Miller Act.

Real Estate Manager, Senior Real Estate Paralegal

SBA Communications, Boca Raton, Florida July 2008 to April 2012

Performed duties relating to all aspects of commercial real estate pertaining to Cell Towers. Oversaw the Title, compliance, real estate and zoning and business licensing departments, all areas of compliance for new tower builds and new tower development and new tower acquisitions. Additional emphasis on Land Use, Leasing, Acquisition, Borrowing, and Contract review. Assisted in mergers, acquisition and management of some 10,000 cell tower sites throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, South America. Managed a direct staff of seven persons and a satellite staff of some 50/60 Regional Site Managers throughout the US and Canada. Provided direct support to General Counsel, In House Corporate and Litigation counsel. Monitored and assured compliance of FAA and FCC registration licensing. Coordination of regional managers and project managers for site relocations, expansions, decommissions and ground issues, such as easement relocations, general customer complaints. Prepared ground lease buyouts.

Corporate and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Carlton Fields, PA., Miami Florida February 2005 to June 2008

Performed all aspects of complex transaction real estate transactions including multi portfolio acquisitions, real estate developer client, condo conversions for both buyer/investor and lender clients. Performed title review and preparation, survey review, drafted title objection letters and clearance of liens.

Corporate and Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price and Axelrod, Miami, Florida January 2004 to January 2005

Performed all aspects of complex transaction real estate matters, multi portfolio acquisitions special emphasis on marina projects and large loans for developers and support of transaction work for institutional lenders in the former mortgage back securities industry. Also assisted in the representation of developers and high wealth individual commercial property investors.

Commercial/Residential Real Estate Paralegal

Hodgson Russ & Goodyear, Deerfield Beach, Florida January 2003 to December 2003

Performed all aspects of transaction real estate, both commercial and residential. Primarily shopping center acquisitions.

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, Fort Lauderdale, Florida January 2000 to November 2002


High School Graduate with honors, Claymont High School, Claymont Delaware 1979

University of South Carolina, 1982, 1983, studies interrupted by overseas deployment

Honorable Discharge, USMC 1985, various studied such as aircraft engineering, laser theory, ramjet theory, aircraft airframes and hydraulics. Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Medal, Bronze Service Medal, Two Meritorious Awards

Graduate, Camden County Institute, Paralegal Studies, 1996


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