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Legal Assistant Real Estate

San Bernardino, CA
March 18, 2019

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Jeri Vetter

*** *. **** **.

San Bernardino, CA *2405



Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

B.A. - English


First American Title Insurance Company 11/14 – 7/18

Commercial Title Examiner

Created program training Offshore Team how to do Updates for commercial transactions;

Trained offshore employees and answered questions as they came up; reviewed Title Commitments and searched evidence when the updates were completed.

Utilized First American’s FAST software program for all transactions.

Mapped out metes and bounds legal descriptions; learned commercial title search and examining.

Prepared Commercial Title Commitments, O&Es, Informational Commitments and Amended Commitments, using prior policies as a base, and eventually, running full searches when no prior could be found.

Stewart Title Guaranty Company 07/13 - 10/14

Title Researcher II (Contract)

•Performed residential title searches, verifying, reviewing and compiling geographic information, property surveys and legal descriptions, ownership histories, physical addresses, etc.

•Determined the insurability of title by considering the effect of documents such as deeds, mortgages, liens, judgments, assessments, probate, and other matters of record.

•Prepared title commitment and O&Es.

•Member of a team that put together a training manual for files prepared offshore.

•Final review of offshore files.

Killgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires, P.A. 05/12 - 07/13

Paralegal/Real Estate

•Assisted Partner with residential and commercial real estate closings.

•Due Diligence: prepared and filed documents, including UCCs; ordered searches; reviewed title documents, and prepared title commitments and policies.

•Closings: ordered corporate documents; prepared closing statements; requested payoff information, and coordinated funding/wire transfers.

•Monitored trust accounts.

•Drafted service contracts.

•Set up Florida corporations.

First Southern Bank 04/07 - 05/12

Special Assets/REO Administrator

•Administration of portfolio consisting of REO and non-accrual loans.

•Coordinated foreclosure process with lenders, attorneys and paralegals.

•Oversaw management of properties once they became bank-owned, including changing locks, turning on and arranging payment of utilities, leasing, insurance, taxes, payment of liens, HOAs, and finding realtors to sell properties.

•Researched and wrote Special Assets and REO reports and sent to the Federal government.

•Created and maintained spreadsheets of REO/Special Assets' property taxes and listing agreements.

Network Closing Services 01/06 - 03/07

Title Coordinator

•Reviewed Title Commitments prior to closing.

•Analyzed deeds, judgments, mortgages, tax assessments, probate documents, easements and other applicable filings pertaining to properties in Florida, and a dozen states outside of Florida.

•Researched various state statutes and codes and conferred with Underwriters to determine status and insurability of title.

•Performed final compliance on files, proofreading policies and reviewing recorded documents.

Stewart Title Guaranty Company 12/03 - 01/06

Title Examiner

•Performed real estate title searches and examined title history for both residential and commercial properties.

•Obtained tax and appraisal printouts from county websites; searched public records and other search programs, establishing chain of title by examining recorded deeds.

•Analyzed mortgages, judgments, tax assessments, easements and other encumbrances.

•Prepared Title Commitments, O&Es and Policies.

•Responded to Agents' questions and trained new employees.

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. 03/99 - 12/03

Legal Assistant

•Real Estate: Examined title for residential sales and refinances; prepared Title Commitments and Policies; searched and examined public records, and sent out mortgages, deeds and policies.

•Health Care: Assisted attorney in various aspects of health care law by drafting service, physician, purchase and sale, managed care, and consulting contracts; drafted corporate documents, and researched technical medical terminology.

The Nature Conservancy 09/96 - 03/99

Legal Assistant

•Assisted in-house Counsel with the coordination and management of real estate transactions and corporate legal matters for the Southeast Regional Office.

•Interacted with attorneys, government agencies, title insurance companies, Conservancy staff, and landowners to obtain project and property information.

•Researched environmental concerns and intellectual property online.

•Prepared purchase agreements, leases, service contracts, easements and quitclaim deeds, and recorded the easements and deeds.

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