CHRISTINE E. CALFOUS
***-** ***** ******, ********, NY 11357
Senior Paralegal/Contracts Coordinator with an expertise in the corporate and commercial Real Estate Industry. Diligent, detail oriented self-starter and team player, with strong analytical and excellent interpersonal, communicative, leadership and organizational skills.
VERIZON WIRELESS Corporate Headquarters, Bedminster, NJ November 2012 – December 2015
Contracts Coordinator - Network Real Estate Engineering and Operations
(Consultant November 2012 – October 2013)
Responsible for the project management of property contracts for among 60,000 national sites (land lease, service and master lease agreements, organizational and corporate documents) for national wireless communication services.
Recipient of “Spotlight Award”, February 2014, for exceptional client service and performance that led to successful key account re-negotiation and recognized for outstanding analytical and writing skills.
Drafted, edited, reviewed, interpreted and analyzed legal, technical and financial provisions for new contracts (land, communication and master lease agreements and master service agreements), renewals, amendments, terminations, title and corporate organizational documents and ensured compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Prepared correspondence and financial spread-sheets, monitored rent increases and adjustments and maintained project information, terms and payments utilizing the Network Management Database (Net Docs; Net Sites) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Maintained open and ongoing communications with internal and external teams, clients and attorneys throughout the United States regarding negotiated contract terms, procedures, accounting and conflict resolution.
Wrote guidelines and lead training sessions for new team members (including new management) regarding lease termination procedures. Proactively engaged with management in identifying issues and presenting sought after solutions and new ideas and recommendations for business process improvements and functions within the Network.
WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE, Parsippany, NJ April 2012 – June 2012
Senior Paralegal – Compliance, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals - (Consultant – Short Term Project)
Performed research and analysis of customer membership statuses within global watch lists, to ensure compliance with the U.S. government’s Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
EXPRESS SCRIPTS INC, f/k/a MEDCO HEALTH SERVICES, INC., Franklin Lakes, NJ November 2011 – April 2012
Contracts Administrator/ Senior Paralegal – Strategic Sourcing Division - (Consultant – Short Term Project)
Managed and analyzed company service and purchasing contracts such as Information Technology (IT) Agreements, Project Schedules, Statements of Work (SOW), Authorization Letters, Assignment Orders, Master Consulting, Maintenance and Supplier Service and Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
Reviewed terms and conditions of all documents to ensure proper state and federal compliance.
Monitored Request for Proposal (RFP) process to ensure necessary documents were generated in a timely manner.
NEW YORK LIFE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC, New York, NY September 2002 – June 2011
Asset Manager, Closing Division - Real Estate Mortgage Loan Department
Managed the closing process for multi-million dollar commercial mortgage transactions, for single and multi-state properties throughout the United States; including retail shopping centers, industrial and multi-family.
Recognized for exceptional diplomatic, client service and marketing skills that led company to acquire additional new contracts for business. Specifically requested by client to manage $128 million-portfolio financing to successful completion in June 2011.
Drafted, negotiated and reviewed all contracts and mortgage loan documents. Performed lease review and analysis, legal research, prepared costs calculations, status and transaction reports.
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Reviewed, analyzed and monitored client financial statements, tax returns, insurance certificates and policies, corporate organizational documents to ensure compliance, property condition and environmental reports, title commitments and policies, lien search reports, surveys and tenant leases, estoppels and SNDA’s.
Introduced new format of project information document that expedited input into record keeping database.
LAW OFFICES OF TORYS LLP, New York, NY March 2001 – July 2002
Senior Paralegal - Real Estate/Corporate
Performed pre-closing through post-closing procedures for multi-state commercial real estate transactions for
Corporations represented (domestic and multi-national), involving purchases, sales, acquisitions, leasing, finances and refinances.
Drafted contracts for purchases and sales. Reviewed agreements, inspection, environmental, zoning and lien search reports, certificates of occupancy and insurance, surveys, leases, estoppels, SNDA’s and corporate-organizational and loan documents.
Conducted legal research, prepared deeds and affidavits, UCC financing statements, conveyance tax forms and handled corporate and estate planning matters.
LAW OFFICES OF MOSES & SINGER LLP, New York, NY November 1999 – February 2001
Real Estate Paralegal
Processed pre- through post-closing transactions for domestic and international commercial and residential real estate matters involving sales, purchases, acquisitions, finances and re-finances for developed and underdeveloped property.
Performed lead role in representing and hosting the Government of Greece in a successful transaction on the renowned Olympic Tower building in New York City.
Provided client assistance, drafted and reviewed contracts for purchases and sales. Reviewed and analyzed title reports, commitments, surveys, leases, property condition reports and insurance certificates and policies.
Prepared deeds, affidavits, UCC financing statements, transfer tax forms and calculated closing costs for closing statements and status reports, also assisted in corporate and litigation matters.
LAW OFFICES OF SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP, New York, NY January 1998 – October 1999
Real Estate Paralegal
Prepared for and assisted attorneys in the completion of commercial real estate transactions for representative financial institutions, with an emphasis in loan securitization work.
Reviewed title reports, commitments, policies, insurance certificates, surveys, leases, environmental and lien search reports.
Prepared Contracts, UCC financing statements, drafted loan documents, correspondence, status reports and provided client interaction for multi-state transactions.
BA - Political Science, CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, New Britain, CT
Included Study Abroad – Rome, Italy
Paralegal Certificate, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Stamford, CT
LEADERSHIP / COMMUNITY SERVICE
U.S. OPEN INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, Flushing, NY 2010 - Present
Public Relations Ambassador – Volunteer
Host to International Guest Attendees and Inter-active Tennis Coordinator
HELLENIC TIMES SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Annual Awards Gala, New York, NY 2001 - Present
Organizing Committee – Volunteer
Member of Dinner, Entertainment Planning and Scholarship Recipient Selection Committees and Co-Coordinator-of Business Careers Workshop for annual event with up to 1,200 attendees.
Italian – and continuing studies