Howard Beach, NY 11414
New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY
A.A.S. in Law and Paralegal Studies (12/08) A.B.A approved
Coursework: Law & Paralegal Studies; Civil Law and Procedure; Legal Research I & II; Real Estate; Family Law; Estates, Trust & Wills; Legal Document Preparation; Business Organizations; Accounting
Skills: MSOffice; Word Perfect; Drafting Libraries; Lexis Nexis; Westlaw; Abacus
Achievements: 3.5 GPA;
Dean's Honor List
Paralegal and Human Resource Administrative Assistant, CRC Management Co. (12/09-12/11)
Rego Park, NY
Assistant to Vice President of company; coordinate documents for loans, purchases and sales of various properties and Laundromats; file annual reports and other filings required to maintain good standing in all states for properties; draft corporate documents as needed; maintain organization files and records; coordinate insurance coverage for properties; maintain litigation documents; maintain calendar of EBT’s; provide bank and landlord insurance certificates as required/requested; maintain subtenant insurance certificates and follow-ups; draft lease renewal letters and default letters;
Manage all aspects of payroll administration for eight companies and over 500 employees; maintain and organize quarterly tax reports, payroll reports, workers compensation incidents, customer claims, and store claims; assist employees with payroll related questions, issues, benefits and procedures; calculate employee pay with ADP PC Payroll; distribute checks, maintain payroll records, prepare various reports for senior management; prepare various spreadsheets in Excel format relating to the payroll function; review and respond to unemployment claims; prepare and maintain human resource records by recording new hires, transfers, terminations, changes in job classifications and merit increases; document human resource actions by completing forms, reports, logs and records.
Paralegal, Law Firm of Chiariello & Chiariello (5/09-11/09)
Forest Hills, NY
Provide general assistance to three attorneys; work directly with attorneys on cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, nursing home negligence, subway accidents, and auto collisions; office procedures in the everyday running of a legal office; perform extensive client contact; assist in daily client interactions and case management; prepare, serve and file pleadings, subpoenas, motions, and other legal documents with the courts and opposing counsel, both manually and electronically; organize and maintain complex documents and files; draft and file retainer statements and closing statements with the Office of Court Administration; draft Wills and documents needed for real estate closings; set up referee files and schedule referee sales; request medical records and other documents needed for discovery; set up No-Fault claims; type all required memos and correspondence; maintain a tickler calendar system; schedule appointments, court appearances and depositions; prepare all documents needed for trial.
Medical Malpractice Intern, Law Firm of Bonina & Bonina (9/08-12/08)
Prepare correspondence to clients regarding new cases and case follow-up; preparation of sensitive case materials including photocopying, pleadings, trial and deposition record binders, faxes and correspondence, draft letters to expert witnesses for review, draft rejection letters, prepare files for pleadings, workers compensation materials, estate materials, investigation materials and expenses, scanning and mailing of medical records, EBT’s, CV’s, and transcripts; prepare medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury questionnaires; review and correct medical records for new cases.