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Allen, Texas, United States
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August 11, 2018

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KIMBERLY Y. HOLTON, JD

Allen, TX *****469-***-**** • ac6mxy@r.postjobfree.com

LEGAL ~ BUSINESS ~ HR ~ EDUCATION ~ SALES

A highly efficient professional with exceptional negotiation, analytical and strong leadership skills. Superior interpersonal and communication skills, problem solving and decision making abilities with an eye for the bottom-line. English/Spanish bilingual (conversational).

CORE COMPETENCIES

Negotiation Mediation Facilitation Contract Management Regulatory Compliance

Management Project Management Legislative Policy Analyst Litigation Civil Criminal

Business Development Research Writing Sales Marketing

Education Training Instruction Talent Acquisition Corporate Governance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Eviction Specialist, Nationwide Eviction Services

March 2017– Present Austin, TX

Representative Agent (Landlord Rep) for property management companies at eviction hearings in the Justice of the Peace Courts. Court appearances and case filings in JP Courts. Submit docket summary reports and judgments to client within 12 hours. Interaction with judges, court staff and litigants. Extensive working knowledge of Texas Property Code.

Realtor

Hughes Group Real Estate Services DeSoto, TX

Keller Williams Realty Frisco Allen, TX

August 2016 - Present

Set and manage appointments to show residential and commercial properties to present and prospective clients; Establish and maintain business relationships professionals in the financial and service industries including lenders, inspectors, escrow companies, and other vendors to ensure that all terms and conditions of purchase agreement are met before closing. Stay up to date on market trends and compare recent property sales to current holdings to ensure competitive market price. Assist clients with financing options to ensure strong financial ability for acquisition. Maintain industry knowledge attending seminars, reviewing listings and trade journals and continuing education. Experience with legal matters related to the real estate sales process. Generated lists of properties compatible with buyer, seller and landlord requests and needs. Arrange meetings between buyers and sellers to facilitate negotiation of sales terms, coordinate property closings and oversight of closing procedures. Prepare formal documents such as purchase agreements, deeds, and leases for both commercial and residential properties.

Talent Acquisition Advisor, Futurestep A Korn Ferry Company Dallas, TX

January 2015 – September 2016

Provided services for Alcon Laboratories in the area of Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences group, supported the Novartis Business Services division. Full cycle, client-facing recruiting which included conducting requisition intake, sourcing, screening, interviewing, and hiring qualified candidates for all open positions in biopharmaceuticals and research and development. Networking with industry-specific groups, clubs and organizations to establish working relationships to develop candidate pipeline with a focus on diversity sourcing efforts. Performed direct sourcing techniques, utilized networking skills, and worked with third party vendors to source, screen, and recruit qualified passive candidates for hard-to-fill positions. Managed recruitment process & partnered with hiring managers to create and negotiate salary packages and advise on hiring decisions. Coordinated with C-Suite level executives to facilitate in-person interviews with qualified local and non-local candidates.

Key Accomplishments

Staffing team leadership of the 2015 Gen Meds Summer Intern Program

Talent Acquisition Consultant, Futurestep A Korn Ferry Company Addison, TX

May 2014 – December 2014 (Contract Position)

Provided services for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in the area of Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences group. Responsible for the identification, assessment and development of external candidate pools utilizing various resource tools, sourcing strategies, and techniques. Proactively developed potential recruiting sources; maintained sourcing channel statistics; determined recruiting objectives; maintained sourcing data in applicant tracking system; analyzed data and assisted in future recruitment strategy development while maintain high-volume requisitions, enhancing the reputation of the organization and providing exemplary client and candidate support.

Key Accomplishments

Sales expansion for Gilenya and was responsible for hiring approximately 26 of 36 Nurse nationwide within 8 weeks’ time-to-fill (within first 6 months of employment). Exceeded company and national benchmark for diversity.

Promoted from Sourcer to Recruiter within first 8 months of employment.

Adjunct Paralegal Instructor, Lawyer’s Assistant School of Dallas Dallas, TX

March 2014 – May 2014

Taught assigned classes and planned for instructional activities including lecture, class discussion, demonstration labs, and projects in the college’s Paralegal Program. Developed course outlines and syllabi setting objectives determining multiple teaching strategies and student activities and evaluation of student learning. Organization of concepts to be taught in a logical and understandable sequence covering all objectives as outlined in the course syllabus. Handled classroom routines including administering rules, using appropriate assessment tools that shall be used to select, develop and use in formal and informal techniques or instruments to measure student learning. Classes taught included Business English, Career Development and Power Point.

Contracts Manager, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, Inc. Richardson, TX

February 2012 – December 2013

Responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s contract management lifecycle. Under the direction of the President and Chief Financial Officer, served as the lead contact internally and externally on all pre and post award contractual matters, ensuring compliance, review and approval of requirements and reconciliation of variations. Interacted directly with project managers, purchasing staff and other business units from post award through close out. Reviewed, drafted, and negotiated standard and non-standard contract terms and conditions to mitigate risk according to company policy and business unit objectives. Provided risk analysis and recommendations regarding contractual obligations and requirements. Maintained regulatory compliance with state licensing, government certifications/registrations, leases, insurance etc. Maintained corporate books, litigation files and other key corporate documents. Demonstrated exceptional understanding and strong working knowledge of applicable contractual principles including Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

Mediation and Consulting, Side Bar Mediation Group Allen, TX

February 2012 – December 2013

Alternative dispute resolution and legal consulting services with a focus on mediation and negotiation in civil, commercial, family law and estate planning matters. Use of mediation techniques to facilitate communication between parties to determine positioning, in an effort to direct parties toward a mutual resolution. Confer with parties to identify underlying complexities and clarify issues resulting in an understanding of respective needs and interests. Mediate cases assigned in Texas State Courts as well as through private practice, including authority to mediate in the California State Courts. Settlement rate of 85%. Providing consulting services on how to accomplish specific legal/business tasks including business formation, contract management, and legal research and writing to small businesses, individuals and corporations.

Recruiting Manager, Robert Half Legal Dallas, TX

August 2011 – February 2012

Use of proven legal and recruiting background to develop and grow own client base by marketing services to law firms and corporate legal departments to provide full-time legal staffing solutions. Marketed to clients via telephone as well as conducted in-person meetings with key managers to senior-level executives, for the purpose of marketing staffing and consulting services to prospective clients and building on existing client relationships. Recruit, interview and placed highly skilled legal professionals including attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and legal support staff. Attracted job seekers by placing job advertisements and networking; made use of social networking sites, job boards, and other technology to source and attract talent. Achieved staffing objectives by recruiting and evaluating job seekers through full-cycle recruitment; managed the interview and offer process; advised hiring managers. Strategized with business partners to accomplish weekly business growth goals. Provided the highest quality customer service to both clients and candidates.

Adjunct Paralegal Instructor, Westwood College-Dallas, Dallas, TX

November 2010 – May 2012

Taught assigned classes and planned for instructional activities including lecture, class discussion, demonstration labs, and projects in the college’s Paralegal Program. Developed course outlines and syllabi setting objectives determining multiple teaching strategies and student activities and evaluation of student learning. Organization of concepts to be taught in a logical and understandable sequence covering all objectives as outlined in the course syllabus. Handled classroom routines including administering rules, using appropriate assessment tools that shall be used to select, develop and use in formal and informal techniques or instruments to measure student learning. Classes taught included Business Law for Paralegals (Contracts Law), Legal Writing and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Mediation and Consulting, Side Bar Mediation Group Allen, TX

November 2009 - August 2011 (Placed business on hold to pursue full-time opportunity with Robert Half Legal).

Associate, Jackson Law Firm, Dallas, TX

May 2008 – November 2009

Managed high-volume and high-profile caseloads in family law, real estate, criminal and civil law and personal injury from inception through settlement or judgment. Provided litigation support to Senior Partner, including legal research, drafting and responding to discovery, pleadings, communications with clients, court personnel, judges, outside counsel and governmental agencies. Performed research of federal and state case law analysis and summaries. Participated in settlement negotiations with outside counsel regarding structured settlements in personal injury matters; Extensive criminal and civil motion practice (State and Federal); attended depositions and pre and post-trial settlement conferences; trial preparation and attendance, strategic legal development and case management.

Associate, Ainer & Fraker, LLP Saratoga, CA

June 2005 – December 2007

Associate for boutique estate planning and trust administration firm. Responsible for business development and management of probate matters, estate planning and trust administration. Duties included drafting estate planning and supplemental documents (wills, trusts, deeds, incorporation documents, probate petitions and related filings, Heggstadd Petitions, motions, affidavits, legal correspondence and research).

EDUCATION AND LICENSES

Licensed Realtor, Texas Real Estate Commission, August 2016- Present

Licensed Escrow Officer, Texas Department of Insurance, August 2016-Present

Notary, State of Texas, Commission Expires 2020

(J.D.) Juris Doctorate, John F. Kennedy University College of Law, Pleasant Hill, CA

(B.S.) Bachelor of Science Degree, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Major: Political Science

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Mediator, State of Texas; in accordance with Section 154.052(a) of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code. 40-hour Civil Law and advanced 30-hour training in Family Law mediation

Mediator, State of California; in accordance with the State of California Dispute Resolution Act

AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS

Contributor: Korn Ferry Hay Group Futurestep Talent Academy Nov 2015

Passive vs Active Candidates Strategy Session

Presenter: 2010 Keynote Speaker, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Dallas, TX

Associate-1st Chair United States of America v. Donald W. Hill, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas-Dallas Division, No: 3:07CR289-M, 2009, for Ray Jackson, Esq., attorney with The Jackson Law Firm, Dallas, TX.

Associate-1st Chair---Corey Robinson v. Green Star, Inc. dba Silver City Cabaret and Thanasi Mantas, Case No. 05-11896-G, June 11, 2009; for Ray Jackson, Esq., attorney with The Jackson Law Firm, Dallas, TX. (also assisted with voir dire selection).

COMMUNITY SERVICE

City of Allen- Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Finance Subcommittee Member, 2015- 2016

Keep Allen Beautiful Board Member, Place No. 6 (Allen, Texas), 2013 -2014

One Community Church Legal Committee (Plano, Texas), 2012

Dallas CASA (Court- Appointed Special Advocate), 2010- present

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Meals On Wheels Volunteer

COURSE WORK TAUGHT

Legal Research and Writing Business Law-Contracts

Alternative Dispute Resolution Career/Professional Development

Business English PowerPoint

LANGUAGES

English-Spanish Bilingual (conversational)



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