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Bellerose, New York, 11001, United States
January 26, 2018

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Bellerose, NY 11426

(718) ***-****

Bus: (718) ***-****/fax: (718) ***-****; Cell: (917) ***-****


Experience: Law Offices of Ronald P. Zinner, Hollis, NY

205-07 Hillside Avenue, Suite 25, Hollis, NY 11423

9/95-Present Single attorney firm specializing in Immigration Law and general practice in Criminal, Bankruptcy, Family, and Landlord/Tenant law. Comprehensive advocacy in removal proceedings before DOHS Immigration Court involving political asylum, cancellation of removal and criminal based removal from application through appeal. USCIS family and employment based sponsorships for adjustment of status, permanent residency, citizenship, DACA, VAWA, and provisional waiver relief for illegal entry. Criminal defense advocacy in misdemeanor and felony cases in NY State. Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases involving consumer debt and foreclosure relief. Civil Court Housing Part actions in holdover and non-payment proceedings. Divorce, family law, child support and custody advocacy through trial. Motions, pleadings, research, all phases of private practice.

The Law Firm of James G. DeBrosse, Esq., Queens Village, NY

8/94 - 9/95 Associate Attorney:

Two-attorney firm specializing in immigration. Divorce, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, real estate and criminal law. Motions, pleadings, court appearances, hearings, and all phases of private practice. Argument before EOIR on issues of political asylum, residency and amnesty. Divorce, child support and custody, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings, foreclosure matters, evictions, and arraignments.

8/93 - 10/93 Towers Collections, Inc., New York, NY

Paralegal, Legal Department: Collections, judgments.

12/91 - 7/93 Todtman, Young, Tunick, Nachamie, Hendler, Spizz & Drogin, PC, New York, NY

Litigation Paralegal:

- Support legal assistant in litigation team, motion practice and trial support

- Drafted memoranda, motion papers and research for trial and appellate briefs.

- Assisted in EBT's, court calendar, and billings.

10/89 - 3/91 Merrill Lynch, New York, NY

Litigation Paralegal:

- Prepared regulatory responses to Securities Exchange Commission,

New York Stock Exchange, and NASD.

- Research for broker malfeasance suits, discovery, regulatory compliance.

3/89 - 7/89 Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, New York, NY

Paralegal, Managing Clerk's Office:

- Filed motions, answered calendar calls, document retrieval.

Education: St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, NY

Juris Doctor, June 1992.

Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing,NY

B.A., English, Cum Laude, 1988.

Bar Admitted New York State Bar, September, 1994

Admission: Admitted EDNY, SDNY, November, 1994.

Associations: LTC, 7th Legal Assistance Detachment, 88th Brigade, NY Guard (Retired)

Queens County Bar Association, American Bar Association

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