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Human Resources Professional Experience

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
October 03, 2016

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Chip Lynn



CTCS Properties 03/13 Present

General Counsel

Negotiate, draft, and execute agreements and contracts on a broad spectrum of legal and business issues

Advise partners on a variety of legal issues including: corporate entity, taxation, human resources, acquisitions, and partnerships

Manage the strategic growth and scalability of global joint ventures, and various mergers and acquisitions

Manage ongoing status of contracts, legal risks and business terms of various deals

Research unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes

Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates

Perform pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights

Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with local and state wide legal requirements

Develop alternatives and solutions to complex legal questions and situations

Provide training to company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics

Fidelity National Financial 07/10 03/13

In-house Regional Counsel; Assistant Vice President

Drafted, reviewed, negotiated and analyzed a broad range of settlement agreements

Handled high-exposure cases from initial negotiation through trial and appeal

Handled complex negotiations involving numerous issues, parties, attorneys and adverse interests

Heavy litigation management (200+ cases simultaneously)

Reviewed, edited and approved each pleading prior to filing, and developed and implemented game plan for resolution in each case including litigious and non-litigious means

Attended and participated in mediations, depositions, and settlement conferences throughout the U.S.

Handled Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcies including negotiations with Trustees in Adversary Proceedings

Drafted deeds, mortgages, subordinations, satisfactions and all other required documentation

Experienced in cases in *FL, GA, AL, MS, AR, SC, NC, TN, KY, WV, OH, IN, and MI (*licensed in FL)

Determine the liability and exposure of responsible actors (fraud, negligence, defalcation, escrow)

Negotiated settlements and contributions from responsible third parties

Reviewed and analyzed underwriting guidelines and case-by-case reports

Drafted position letters to clients

Maintained ongoing relationships with lenders and their attorneys/outside counsel

Account reconciliation, invoice review, adjustment and approval of retained counsels

PR’UF, Inc. 08/09 07/10

Associate Counsel

Drafted initial required corporate documents

Drafted offers/counteroffers of investment and negotiation with early stage venture capital firms

Advised and counseled the company on general business and legal matters ranging from domain negotiation and registration to copyright protection



Negotiated and closed funding round from Florida Blue (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida)

Negotiated strategic partnerships with Major League Baseball (Los Angeles Dodgers) and USA Olympics (Team USA Softball)

Negotiated and implemented a strategic partnership with Florida Blue which allowed all Rostr customers to receive free annual health screens (ensured HIPAA compliance)

Handled all legal matters including: filing Delaware corporate structure, stock issuance, trademark, web domain, cap tables, end user and privacy agreements, HIPAA waiver and drafting all due diligence docs required for closing funding round (Shareholder Agreement, Bylaws, Stock Purchase Agreement, Certificates, IP Assignments, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Employment Agreements)

Designed Business Plan and Marketing Plan

Led the successful launch of the mobile application with beta testers including some of the top ranked local high schools

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. et al. vs. Bud Glass d/b/a Bud Glass Productions, Case No. 4:11cv50-RH/WCS, United States District Court Northern District of Florida Tallahassee Division. $42MM lawsuit based on 24 counts of intellectual property rights violations (copyright, trademark, counterfeit and dilution). Successfully negotiated a settlement of $60,000 over a three year payment period.


Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL

J.D., Admitted to the Florida Bar (Sept. 2009)

Governor’s Merit Scholarship Recipient

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

B.A., Political Science; Pre-Law; Philosophy

Outstanding Senior Award; C.A. Hollister

Scholarship; Baumgartner Scholarship; Who’s Who in

American Colleges and Universities

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