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Immigration Legal Assistant, Real Estate.

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Salary:
$50,000
Posted:
January 29, 2018

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Roberto A. Quintero Diaz

*** ********* ******, ******** **** NJ, 07424

Tel: (973) ***-**** – Email: ac381f@r.postjobfree.com

Education

New York Law School - New York, NY

Master of Laws in American Business Law (LL.M.), June 2016

(Immigration, Real Estate Finance and Transactions, Methods and Research, Bankruptcy, Corporations).

Universidad Santa Maria - Caracas, Venezuela

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, October 1995

Professional Experience

Immigration Law - Case Manager – Cella & Associates, LLC – Clifton, NJ (August 2017 – December 2017)

Manage a heavy caseload of immigration matters in various stages. (e.g, Adjustment of Status, Visas and Permanent Residence (“green cards”), Employment Authorization Documents - EAD, Work Permit, Cancellation of Removal, Political Asylum, Withholding of Removal, FOIA Requests, NVC processing and U.S. Consulate Matters abroad.

Draft legal filings, prepare immigration forms and packages with supporting evidence for submission to the USCIS and EOIR.

Manage and administer web-based case management system and databases, calendar and shared drive folders.

Request, review and organize client documentation, monitor progress of individual cases and inform clients of the same.

Independent Legal/Administrative Consultant – Woodland Park, NJ (December 2014 – Present)

Advise individuals and prepare requested supporting documents on behalf of those individuals or families, as well as students, applying for change, extension or reinstatement of their status, in compliance with USCIS regulations.

Prepare different immigration related forms, opinion letters, affidavits of support, and any other legal document on behalf of the applicants or prospective beneficiaries.

Analyze legal documentation for American companies engaging on business in civil-law countries.

Provide outsourced services to law firms’ Spanish-speaking clients, in order to facilitate their understanding of any specific area of the law.

Review and analyze relevant documentation from individuals or families applying for F-1 student visa at their local United States Embassies.

Translate documents and testimony to/from English and Spanish.

International Student Advisor/DSO - Uceda International, New Brunswick, NJ (January 2012 –December 2014)

Maintained accuracy of students’ records in the USCIS Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Managed and implemented process, in compliance with the company and government policies and regulations governing F-1 student enrollments.

Reviewed and analyzed initial documentation from prospective students applying for F-1 visas at their local U.S. Embassy.

Provided counseling and prepared required support documents for prospective students applying for change or reinstatement of their status, in compliance with federal regulations.

Resolved student problems related to course registration, immigration status and cross-cultural adjustment.

Processed and approved program extensions and record transfer for international students on F1 visas.

Monitored student payments and Accounts Receivable.

Responded promptly and professionally to email and telephone inquiries from potential new students around the world, using approved language from company policy documents.

Provided constructive feedback regarding company policies and procedures for recruiting, admitting, and maintaining international students.

Independent Legal/Administrative Consultant – Morristown, NJ (2006- 2011)

Analyzed legal documentation for American companies engaging on business in civil-law countries.

Translated documents and testimony to/from English and Spanish.

Provided outsourced services to law firms’ Spanish-speaking clients, in order to facilitate their understanding of any specific area of the law.

Prepared different immigration related forms, opinion letters, affidavits of support, and any other legal document as requested by law firms.

Real Estate Legal Assistant - The Sanchez Law Firm – Bridgewater, NJ (2004-2006)

Prepared legal documents required for all real estate transactions including contract addenda, Use and occupancy agreements, escrow, and inspection letters.

Coordinated transactions between clients, realtors and mortgage brokers.

Liaised between parties regarding inspection and repair issues.

Reviewed all documents with clients at the closing table.

In-House Corporate Attorney - Toyota de Venezuela, C.A. – Caracas, Venezuela (1998-2002)

Managed corporate governance matters of the company and its affiliates.

Reviewed transactional agreements with vendors and subcontractors.

Prepared and filed government reports and commercial agreements.

Identified legal issues related to proposed products and offers, and made professional recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Managed negotiations and legal issues regarding business acquisitions, merger agreements and dealership operations.

Prepared and filed articles of incorporation, resolutions, and minutes of meetings.

Amended the bylaws of the corporation such that Toyota of Venezuela is now expressly authorized to utilize bigger resources to make investments in the country by resolutions adopted by a majority of its directors without the need of any executive resolution from the Japanese Headquarters.

Played a key role on amending Toyota Motor Corporation’s operating agreement to update its provision the Venezuelan applicable law.

Supported the Human Resources Department in the interpretation and application of the Venezuelan labor law.

Corporate Legal Assistant - Unilever de Venezuela S.A. – Caracas, Venezuela (1994-1997)

Assisted the General Counsel in all corporate governance matters.

Conducted legal research and provided assistance to in-house attorneys.

Prepared exporting documentation to obtain the legalization and permits of Unilever’s products to be placed in the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

Trial Assistant - Criminal Court – Caracas, Venezuela (1991-1993)

Assisted in preparation of trials; conducted custodial interrogation; performed evidentiary research.

Skills & Interests

Fluent in Spanish (native).

Computer proficiency – MS Office.

SEVIS System.

Cerenade – Immigration Case Management.



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