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Accounting, compliance

Torrance, California, 90502, United States
August 31, 2018

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HEATHER CORWIN-SMITH – Torrance, CA - Cell 310-***-****

CONTRACT WORK. March 29, 2018 – Present. Contract Positions with local South Bay companies as Bookkeeper, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable. K. LINE FIRE EQUIPMENT CO., INC. October 10, 2016 to May 18, 2018. Bookkeeper & Assistant Office Manager. Utilizing Desktop QuickBooks Pro 2016; oversee accounts receivable; review invoices as well as check requests; sort, organize and match bills and check demands; set invoices up for payment procedure; check requests; put together and process company accounts payable checks, wire exchanges and ACH obligations; reconciliation of obligations; prepare analysis associated with accounts; monitor company accounts to ensure payments to be up to date; resolve bill discrepancies; vendor document maintenance; correspond with vendors and react to inquiries; produce month-to-month reports; scheduling technicians, communicating with customers regarding proposals and service dates, sales calls, organize and streamline office procedures, process mail, maintain sufficient office supplies, communicate with government agencies. Manage contracts and price negotiations with customers, vendors and service providers, prepare corporate minutes. CONTRACT WORK. July 1, 2014 to October 9, 2016. Part-time Office and Legal Assistant for local law firms and companies. Paralegal work and some Accounting work. LAW OFFICES OF SHERRY ANNE LEAR. January 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Part-time Legal Secretary. Civil litigation concentrating on real estate litigation, unlawful detainers, and personal injury. Prepare pleadings and Legal Solutions documents, file documents with court, including e-filing, answering phones, transcription, filing, creating templates and sample letters, draft correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, and insurance companies, drafting demand letters, drafting Unlawful detainer documents, and general office duties. LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT. October 15, 2007 – April 19, 2012. Paralegal. Interviewed litigants, prepared legal documents, mediated divorce issues as assigned by bench officers or agreed upon between litigating parties. Heavy contact with bench officers and court staff and general office duties. RYAN E. STEARNS, INC. and LAW OFFICES OF BENNETT A. RHEINGOLD. January 31, 2005 – September 22, 2007. Senior Paralegal. Assisting two attorneys with civil litigation, family law litigation, and transactional/corporate work such as incorporations, LLC formations, securities filings, and UCC filings. Heavy client contact and communication with various state and federal agencies; general office duties. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. June 1, 2001 – January 30, 2005. Paralegal. Long-term assignments with such firms as Munger, Tolles& Olson, and Kelley, Drye as Executive Assistant and Corporate Paralegal, respectively. KEESAL, YOUNG & LOGAN. August 28, 2000 – March 9, 2001. Corporate Paralegal. Assisted attorneys with all aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Responsible for all phases of incorporation, LLC formation, and entity dissolutions; multi-state entity qualification reviving suspended domestic and foreign corporations. Responsible for communicating with federal, state, and local government agencies in all states; especially California, Delaware, New York, Nevada, and Texas; to obtain documents for closings, qualifications, and dissolutions in all states. Coordinate with directors, officers, and other executives to assure documents are signed and returned for various types of transactions. Preparation of UCC statements; corporate maintenance of approximately 70 corporations; miscellaneous transaction assignments as requested. GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP. April 13, 1998 – August 15, 2000. Paralegal. One of two corporate paralegals at GDC’s downtown Los Angeles office. Assisted attorneys with mergers and acquisitions. Preparation and filing of formation entity qualification, and entity dissolution documents. Responsible for communicating with various state agencies. Heavy client contact; coordinated with directors, officers, and other executives regarding due diligence and closing documents. Project management and supervision of project paralegals and secretaries; preparation of closing volumes and UCC statements; miscellaneous assignments as requested. Accomplishments with Fortune 100 Corporations included: Assistance with corporate resolutions and board of directors books in preparation of special and annual board meetings. Client specifically requested me back. Assistance with major out of town closing for a billion dollar sale of subsidiary company and received a commendation of performance written by the client to the billing Partner. At the request of client, I attended other closings; conceived, organized, and oversaw due diligence libraries to assist with heavy document productions at remote locations for the sale of companies. Negotiation for the free use of software for our heavy UCC filings which quickly became a GDC profit center while increasing efficiency and control for filings. SPIERER, WOODWARD, CORBALIS & GOLDBERG. May 16, 1994 - April 10, 1998. Transactional Paralegal. Heavy client contact. Responsible for all phases of incorporation, including conducting the first meeting of the Board of Directors; LLC formation, including preparation of LLC operating agreements; all phases of entity dissolutions, reviving suspended domestic and foreign corporations. Preparation of general business and real estate documents such as shareholder agreements, medical reimbursement plans, subleases and leases. Complete case management of all probate and conservatorship files; preparation of wills, codicils, amendments to trusts. Responsible for all State and Federal trademark registrations; corporate maintenance of approximately 200 corporations. EDUCATION:

2004 - 2005; August 2017 to Present California State University at Dominguez Hills, Carson CA October 1992 UCLA Extension: Attorney Assistant Training Program, Westwood CA Paralegal Certificate in Litigation, received with the equivalent of Honors. June 1990 Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington CA Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, received with Honors.

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