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Senior Corporate Paralegal/ Associate

Seattle, Washington, United States
May 16, 2019

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Lolita O. Harrison

I am an excellent leader with contributions leading to improved financial performance and heightened productivity. I have an exceptional ability to interact and make presentations to executives and senior management, can multi-task and prioritize while delivering consistent quality work-product. Additionally, I am knowledgeable in the areas of administration, marketing, negotiating, written and oral communications.


Boston University; Boston, Massachusetts: Paralegal Degree

Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York: Bachelor of Arts & Sciences

Washington State: Law Degree (currently in progress)

Technical Skills:

Microsoft Word, WordPerfect for Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Peachtree Accounting, QuickBooks, Oracle, Internet Research, Case Track, Westlaw, Lexis,

E -Discovery, Summation, Concordance, Hotdocs, Case Map, Pacer, Time Slips, Abacus, WealthDats, Wealth Counsel, Blue Sky Research, Construction Estimating, Blue Print Reading, SharePoint, Typing 65 (wpm).


Contract Assignment 2/19 - Present

Seattle, Washington – Senior Corporate Paralegal/Associate

Handled all client corporate matters to Mergers and acquisitions, securities, trademark, audits, regulatory, compliance and all legal issues.

Worked closely with the Partners, Associates, Paralegals and Legal Assistants.

Managed Virtual Assistants and a Legal Assistants.

Interview new clients and meet with existing clients.

Performed legal research to determine how the facts of a case interact with current law.

Performed case research by taking depositions, attending site inspections, and engaging in discovery, the exchange of information pertinent to a case from both parties to the action.

Drafted legal documents including pleadings, discovery, motions, briefs, contracts, and wills.

Experience drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and advising on a variety of contracts, including with clients, vendors and other third parties.

Follow up after a court decision has been handed down or a settlement has been reached, ensuring that all parties to an action do what they've been committed or ordered to do.

Demonstrated record of excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as a team member.

Experience working effectively within a demanding, deadline-driven environment.

Honeywell 5/17 – 11/18

Phoenix, Arizona - Senior HR & Corporate Paralegal

Handled legal issues and matters for entities in various countries, was the liaison with in-house and outside business counsel and clients. Worked closely with Finance, Claims, Insurance, Tax, and Operations. Handled all litigation to securities, trademark, audits, regulatory, compliance, and worked with multiple agencies.

Worked closely with the President, Vice President, Directors, General Counsels, Chief Counsels and Associate General Counsels.

Handled various contract drafting, negotiations, revisions to Procurement, Master Service, Vendor, and other contracts.

Worked with DFAR, FAR, SAR and ITAR regulations to contracts.

Worked with employee health and welfare plans.

Resolved benefits related problems.

Assisted with the recruitment, interview process, performance reviews, hiring and termination processes.

Answered employee requests and questions to HR and legal issues.

Conducted audits of payroll benefits and other HR programs and recommended corrective action.

Handled corporate governance and resolutions, secretary certificate, board minutes, powers of attorneys international and domestic.

Provided administrative support with the company’s insider trading policy and other company policies and compliance.

Contract Assignment 11/16 – 4/17

Tempe, Arizona - Senior Corporate Securities Paralegal

Worked closely with the Securities and Trademark attorneys, handled all client SEC filings, FINRA, DTC Legal Opinion Letters, Blue Sky filings, Registration Statements and Memorandums, S-1s, 1A’s, Form Ds, 10Qs, 10Ks, 8Ks, Super 8Ks and other Exchange Commission forms to clients. Worked with OTC Markets and filings for clients. Met with firm clients and maintain billable time of 30 to 37 hours weekly.

Assisted with Shell company structure and mergers.

Preparation of documentation for amendments, withdrawals, mergers and dissolutions of corporations, partnerships and/or limited liability companies.

Completion of stock certificates, stock ledgers, work with Transfer Agents.

Create and maintain corporate minute books and Board Resolutions, Share Purchase Agreements, Escrow Agreements.

Worked closely with Auditors, Accountants and Draft 10Qs, 10Ks and file timely with the SEC.

Maintained calendar and track filing deadlines to ensure periodic state and federal filings (i.e., statements of information, Form D’s, Blue Sky filings, and Proxy Statements) are made timely.

Provided lawyers with assistance in the preparation for and closing of various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.

Prepared SEC filings regarding securities offerings and responds to the requirements of the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934 filings.

APL Limited 2/15 – 11/16

Scottsdale, Arizona - Senior Corporate Paralegal

Handled legal issues and matters for 100 plus entities in 192 countries and was the liaison with in-house and outside business counsel and clients. Worked closely with Finance, Claims, Insurance, Tax, and Land/Sea Operation. Handled litigation, securities, trademark, and audits, as well as regulatory and compliance, also worked with multiple agencies such as the United States Treasury, Singapore Treasury, and Beijing Tax Commission.

Worked closely with the President, Vice President, Directors, General Counsel and Associate General Counsel.

Managed 2 members of the staff.

Corporate Governance and resolutions, secretary certificate, board minutes, powers of attorneys international and domestic.

Provided administrative support with the company’s insider trading policy and other company policies and compliance.

Handled various contract drafting, negotiations, revisions to Real Estate, Logistics, Procurement, Master Service, Vendor, and other contracts.

Handled all International land, sea and air Export freight.

Assisted with SEC filings including 10Ks, 10Qs, 8Ks, Section 16 filings and proxy statements.

Assisted attorneys with Joint Ventures, equity offerings, exchange offers, due diligence, closing and post-closing administration.

Robert Half International 8/14 – 2/15

Denver, Colorado - Paralegal/Land & Title and Right-of-Way Specialist

Handled real estate and title curative issues, conferred with landowners, mortgage companies, worked closely with land development department, drafted agreements and worked with corporate entities.

Responsible for assisting in the acquisition of rights of way for pipeline projects including infrastructure projects, well connects, and custody delivery points.

Requested and drafted limited title certificates from abstractors; obtained permission to survey from landowners and tenants; identification of environmental issues for proposed routes; identification of necessary agency/entity permits, and generation of plats, maps and data required to acquire ROW.

Prepared condemnation files and coordinated with attorney(s). Establishment of right of way values (appraisals), acquisition negotiations and determination of methods of payment.

Requested payment for all right of way as agreed to, according to procedure. Documentation of all off right of way damages incurred during construction and resolution of all off right of way damages with contractor(s) and owners/tenants.

All duties performed in accordance with Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines

Worked with compliance attorneys.

Worked with surveyors.

Drafted PA’s, MA’s, drafted agreements, consents, estoppel certificates, deeds.

MMS, LLC 12/03 – 8/14

Phoenix, Arizona - Senior Corporate/Real Estate Paralegal

Handled all legal functions and liaised with business attorneys and clients. Drafted all documents related to the formation and maintenance of corporate entities such as partnerships and limited liability companies; franchising and business opportunities, for Profit and Non-Profit entities. Handled all real estate transactions from inception to post closing for residential and commercial transactions.

Managed corporate paralegal staff of 3.

Compiled and maintained corporate minute books from entity formation to dissolution.

Assisted in preparing and filing SEC documents, Section 16 filings, Forms 3, 4, 5 and Proxy statements.

Prepared written reports, drafted legal contracts, documents and agreements, such as bylaws, operating agreements.

Worked with Cap Tables, Overhang Analysis and Stock Ledgers, stockholder records, legends.

Drafted, transferred, or cancelled stock certificates including, subscription agreements, receipts, stock certificates.

Drafted and filed elections by corporation and drafted stockholder consents to such election.

Handled assignments of interest for corporate entities.

Reviewed and monitored new and updated regulations, maintained law library.

Prepared ancillary transaction documents such as escrow instructions, deeds, estoppel certificates, easements.

Handled various contract drafting, negotiations, revisions to real Estate, Procurement, Master Service, Vendor, Employee and other contracts.

Other Positions Held

Cambridge Energy Research Associates Cambridge, Massachusetts

In-House Paralegal, IP and Software Licensing Contracts

Negotiated all Software License Agreements with clients such as Chevron, Shell, Department of Interior United States, Ministry of Azerbaijan, I also drafted and negotiated RFP’s Binding and Non-Binding, License Agreement approvals to $1 Million Dollars. Negotiated and drafted Terms and Conditions of contracts, handled all areas to contracts and logistics to U.S. Import & Export Laws, Federal Government Regulations.

Drafted and negotiated Soft Dollar Agreements.

Democratic Committee Syracuse, New York (Volunteer)

Personal Assistant to Chairman/Event –Fundraiser Planner

Offered personalized support to the Chairman, acted as his first point of contact. Screening telephone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate. Also, meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority.

Handled correspondence for the Executive Committee Members.

Produced with a team of three others the monthly Democratic Newsletter.

Harrison Earthworks Incorporation Syracuse, New York

Chief Executive Officer/Vice President of Operations

Produced 65% of all new business through referrals. Fostered excellent relationships and referrals by building trust and rapport with customers. Hired trained and supervised estimators and laborers, providing guidance in use of tools, on-the-job safety guidelines, customer interactions, and effective presentation and project estimates. Facilitated corporate restructuring and ensured foundation for optimal financial performance through creation of a collections department. managed 55 employees in the areas of site estimating, mechanical and field labor.

Drafted and reviewed RFP’s, Contracts and Report Production Request.

Implemented Sales and Advertising Strategy

Provided Certified Payrolls to Federal and State agencies regarding projects.

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