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Real Estate paralegal and corporate governance

Location:
West Orange, NJ
Salary:
60k
Posted:
December 30, 2019

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KAVITA VASHISTH

** *’Connor Circle, West Orange, New Jersey 07052, Cell: 602-***-****, ada6ee@r.postjobfree.com CAREER SUMMARY

Experienced (6 years) professional in legal, corporate governance and compliance. My experience is concentrated in legal and commercial contracts, real estate transactions, fraud examination, corporate governance and compliance. I have assisted clients in multiple industries, including legal, real estate, retail, manufacturing, financial and securities. EDUCATION CERTIFICATION/LICENSES

• Graduation in Law (LLB), India

• Graduation in Commerce (B.Com), India

• Post-Graduation in Business Administration (PGDBA)

• Post Baccalaureate Paralegal (Honors 3.9/4 GPA)

– Montclair State University, NJ, US

• Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

– ACFE, US

• Corporate Secretary (CS, Specialized in Corporate Law)

– Institute of Company Secretaries of India

COMPETENCIES

• Drafting, vetting and scrutinizing legal and commercial contracts, facilitate closing of real estate transactions

• Corporate governance and compliance – policy formulation, review and enforcement; real estate contract and frauds

• Liaison with multiple stakeholders e.g., business partners, realtors, banks, legal counsel and government agencies

• Work with company leadership to conduct board of director meetings, annual general meeting of shareholders and manage client relationship, support multiple projects simultaneously. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Paralegal : Law Office of Lisa A. Breen, LLC, NJ 09/2019 – Present

• Draft closing documents e.g. deeds, Escrow letters, NJ Bulk Sales Tax forms, AOT, OPRA, amendments, terminations etc.

• Coordinating title company, town land officers, attorneys, banks, clients, realtors regarding preparation of documents and facilitating closing of real estate transactions, maintain calendar, checklists

• Review contracts by realtors, inspection reports, title binders, mortgage commitment, Surveys, and organize client files

• Draft closing documents e.g. deeds, NJ Bulk Sales Tax forms, AOT, OPRA, amendments, terminations etc. Paralegal/Lease Administrator : Robert half (Client- Briad Group), NJ 06/2019 – 08/2019

• Independently preparing closing documents for sale of commercial properties

• Communication with landlords and tenants through notices regarding issues in their respective restaurant properties

• Summarize lease agreements and other contracts, managing old and new legal files

• Drafting and issuing lease term confirmation letters to Lessor/Lessees, involve in restructuring Company’s business

• Co-ordination with Title Company to arrange the documents for closing of properties and other due diligence matters Paralegal Intern: Barli & Associates LLC, NJ 01/2019 – 06/2019

• Provide legal analysis and legal administrative support to two attorneys. Organize, open, update and maintain legal files

• Drafting and reviewing legal documents like, contracts, complaints, answers, interrogatories, depositions. Investigate facts to help in the negotiation of legal disputes

• Assist in preparing final closing documents of real estate and assisted in final closings with attorney

• Assist in coordination between buyers, sellers, Title insurance companies banks/lenders and realtors for real estate closing

• Conduct legal research and assist in legal proceedings, proficient with computers Legal Consultant : JSL Architecture Limited, India 06/2013 – 11/2013

• Standardization and vetting of legal contracts and scrutinize secretarial records/statutory books of the company

• Investigate and scrutinize ‘outstanding debtors’ and implement legal process of debt recovery Sr. Executive Legal Secretarial and Commercial: SSIPL Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd, India 01/2011 – 04/2013

• Legal point of contact for Initial Public Offer (IPO) process for one of the group companies, proof-reading contracts

• Advise management regarding provisions under contract law, rent control act, real estate property act and companies act

• Organize board of directors meetings, annual general meetings of stakeholders and audit committee meetings

• Draft and vet legal, commercial retail, and real estate contracts, work upon Corporate Governance Report of company

• Prepared and implement Employee Stock Option Scheme for the employees of the group companies

• Formulation & implementation of company’s policies e.g., shrinkage policy and sexual harassment

• Conduct legal and compliance audit of company’s manufacturing units and retail outlets. Liaison with internal and external auditors for legal and audit references and other queries

• Representing company before various statutory authorities (Property Registrar, Labor Office, Ministry of Corporate Affairs of India) and judicial authorities (Court, arbitrators) Management Intern : Jindal Saw Limited, India 06/2009 – 09/2010

• Assist in finalizing and filing documents for government tenders

• Assisted in preparation of Corporate Governance Report of the company



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