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Real Estate Microsoft Office

New York City, NY
March 31, 2019

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Elliot F. Betances 917-***-**** 157 E 118 St., New York, NY 10035

Legal Skills

Expert Knowledge of Housing and Commercial Real Estate Litigation

Impeccable Contract Preparation and Analysis Acumen

Resourceful Negotiation and Diplomacy Skills

Unparalleled Relationship Management and Business Development

Proficiency in Spanish

Strong Leadership and Case Management Skills

Stellar Experience in Trial Preparation and Data Collection

Experience Fact Checking and Documentation Review

Proficient with Document and Legal Research Software; Microsoft Office, YARDI Software, LexisNexis, Westlaw

Professional Experience

Senior Paralegal – Residential Real Estate Group Gutman Mintz Baker Sonnenfeldt LLP 2001 - 2018

Supported senior attorneys throughout litigation in all areas of real estate proceedings including landlord-tenant, debt recovery, and bankruptcy and Supreme Court matters

Managed company master calendar, delegated daily assignment of cases to staff of 5 attorneys and senior partner, and served as liaison between attorney, tenant and court administration in drafting resolution agreements for 400 heavily litigated rent and leasing disputes between landlords and tenants in a monthly period

Collaborated with senior staff members of Mitchell Lama developments, not-for-profit corporations, cooperative and condominium companies, major residential real estate firms, and many small landlords in trial preparation, case analyses, data collection and review

Led engagement teams in the analysis and preparation of residential leases, subleases, licensee agreements, processed rent demands, petitions, summons, subpoenas, appeals, motions, provided legal review of multiple dwelling registrations, certificate of occupancy and court inspection reports

Junior Paralegal - Commercial Real Estate Group Gutman Mintz Baker Sonnenfeldt LLP 2006 - 2018

Consulted clients throughout the sale process of commercial real estate properties; supported buyer-seller contract creation and negotiation; participated in the successful post-closings for over 100 commercial real estate sale transactions by heavily focusing on review of title commitments.

Directed the collection, research and evaluation of a tremendous amount of title insurance policies, title exceptions, surveys, purchase and sale agreements, deeds of trust, Uniform Commercial Code - 1 financing statements, good standing certificates, inspection reports, planning and zoning documents, and deal closing binders

Created and proofread commercial leases, lease amendments, termination agreements, settlement statements, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, power of attorney letters, affidavits and demand notices

Oversaw the paralegal support for 30+ clients on the prior analysis and subsequent business incorporation decision making; consulted clients on the creation of corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies


Hunter College (CUNY) May 2006

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

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