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Contract Specialist

Atlanta, GA
October 21, 2018

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Allan Douglas

LinkedIn 305-***-**** Atlanta, GA 30324

Summary of Qualifications

Business operations professional and polished communicator with 10 years of experience serving in internal and external client support roles to allow key decision makers to make sound, strategic decisions that positively impact their personal and professional goals as well as departmental and company goals. U.S. citizen with experience working with businesses based in the USA, United Kingdom, and Jamaica.


Westlaw/Lexis Nexis (USA & UK) Seal Legal Writing Business Writing Contract Drafting

Project Management Ramquest/Resware Database Management Client Relationship Management Adobe Photoshop


ROBERT HALF LEGAL June 2018 – Present Contract Consultant Atlanta, Georgia


Pre-Closer & Contract Specialist (Contract)

Working in the securitization department of this title and escrow company, assisted in reviewing and generating complex legal descriptions and closing contracts. Assisted in recording and due diligence review of multiple commercial property acquisitions, making modification recommendations to client teams as needed.

Engage in comparison review of legal and annotated legal descriptions in preparation for closing

Generate mortgage/assignment schedule and property legal descriptions in preparation for closing

Review all incoming files, order taxes, and certifications

Organize electronic files and distribute and record closing documents

Prepare documents for sales, assignments, refinances, and construction loans on various commercial properties including multifamily, retail, vacant land, and manufactured home parks


Contract Specialist (Contract)

Working in conjunction with the LegalEase administrative staff, assisted in reviewing and processing basic and complex contracts. Liaised between legal, contracts and other departments to review contract provisions, making recommendations to client teams as to needed modifications.

Completed review of over 40,000 contracts, meeting and exceeding the required daily review quota of 13-15 contracts per hour

Processed contracts by preparing and comparing incoming agreements with previously executed agreements

Provided ongoing support to lead administrator by ensuring timely process updates and delivering information related to contract issues

Developed and administered contract review processes; created and maintained a database of reviewed contracts

Identified areas of contract where language was vague or unclear, made recommendations for correction

GDA SOLICITORS October 2015 – October 2016

Legal Analyst / Case Manager Milnthorpe, United Kingdom

Working within the law firm’s employment law department, assisted in the preparation and presentation of ten cases in the employment tribunal and won seven cases. Within two months, was granted the authority to independently manage cases and decide whether they should move forward to the tribunal or be settled.

Investigated disability claims and determined whether claimants fell under the remit of section 6 Equality Act of 2010

Co-managed 20-30 caseloads; implemented a process to keep all information and updated logged, organized, and accessible

Executed extensive legal research for 2 lawyers which allowed the firm to take on a larger caseload thus increasing revenue

Drafted a variety of court documents such as ET1, Grounds of Claim, and Schedules of Loss & Agenda for Case Management

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU August 2015 – March 2016

Generalist Adviser Lancaster, United Kingdom

Working within this local independent charity, advised clients seeking information pertaining to the law, employment benefits, or debt relief. Took initiative to negotiate directly with third-parties on behalf of clients and saved the organization from having to refer clients to other specialist agencies.

Saved $2,000 in operational expenses from being spent and reduced case resolution time by 10 hours per week.

Assisted in the rollout and operational support of the bureau’s first telephone advice program called “Adviceline”

Learned how to use the client relationship management (CRM) system, AdviserNet, to communicate updates to clients

ANGLOPHILES ACADEMIC June 2014 – September 2014

Summer Program Center Manager Leicester, United Kingdom

Implemented an onsite residential summer program that offered an educational experience focused on the improvement of the students’ language skills and an extracurricular activity of the student’s choice.

Commended by the head office for the excellent operation of the program despite it being the largest group the program had with 150 - 250 students.

Led daily team meetings and coached 30 international and local staff members through professional challenges and hurdles

Ensured the application of company policies and standards in order to maintain high levels of student safety and welfare

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI January 2009 – May 2012

Administrative Assistant Miami, Florida

Provided administrative and operational support for both the Vice Dean of the School of Communication and the Chair of the Art and Art History Department. Started as a student assistant and received a promotion and long-term employment.

Answered all student inquiries from both new applicants and newly accepted students via the online inquiry system

Maintained student records and files by assisting in implementing a filing system for the department chairs review

Organized lectures, admissions & scholarship applications, portfolios and set up of various shows in the Lowe Art Museum


Research Assistant (Contract) Kingston, Jamaica

Under the leadership of the Director of Operations, led the research and program design for sustainable development including landfill sights, recycling projects, and sustainable sanitation techniques.

Led the implementation of 2 initiatives that resulted in the development of recycling programs and park beautification in Kingston

Coordinated with subject matter experts to identify, develop and deliver each proposal in accordance with government regulations within requested specification

Recommended revisions to company operational standards resulting in sanitation and environmental projects islandwide


Assistant to Legislative Aid (Internship) Miami, Florida

Provided operational, marketing, and research support to the Legislative Aid of the State Representative, Juan C. Zapata, and received the district’s Certificate of Dedicated Service award.

Carried out legislative and policy searches while organizing and conducting data collection pertaining to constituents

Authored policy memos and constituent letters providing factual and persuasive information to potential voters

Designed and distributed campaign materials which aided in Juan C. Zapata securing the re-election as State Representative


Emory University School of Law – Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Laws (LLM)

University of Lancaster – Lancaster, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)

University of Miami – Miami, Florida

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & English Literature (B.A.)

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