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Legal Assistant

Columbus, OH
October 03, 2019

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Blaique Joanna Brown, B.A.

**** ******* ** 937-***-****

Hilliard, Ohio 43026


Experienced administrative and legal professional who enjoys challenge seeking an opportunity to learn and improve my skills. Trained in implementing office procedures and initiatives, with excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and French. Outgoing, energetic team player with strong organizational skills that would be an asset to any company*


Legal Assistant

Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

May 2019-Present

Participate in due diligence and other reviews of client records and files

Conduct statutory, regulatory, or factual research.

Drafting, editing, conforming and otherwise assisting in the preparation of legal documents and correspondence.

Manage due diligence process and checklist

Organize and maintain files for each matter.

Act as liaison between attorneys and courts throughout the state of Ohio

Communicate with local governments to secure funding for clients

Trademark and copyright registration at the federal level

Create blog posts for relevant trademark and copyright cases in the US Senior Legal Assistant

The Law Office of Michael J. DeMaria, Esq,

August 2012 – May 2019

Data entry, office errands, meeting/greeting clients

Schedule appointments and assist with client inquiries

Researching and filing cases

Assure office is neat, and stocked with necessary tools for functionality

Maintain client data in computer system.

Client management/engagement, including email, phone and mail correspondence

Assist with planning and execution of office events

Management of summer intern including interviewing, tasks delegation, and scheduling

Arrange documents for the legal proceedings

Perform filing, data management, drafting and editing office correspondence

Assist with all other office administrative duties Development Coordinator

Washington Prime Group

February 2017-June 2018

Prepare development plans for commercial real estate properties

Help to determine the best course of action for existing asset development

Coordinate with Construction to see projects to completion

Manage all vendors and contractors throughout project

Oversee meetings relating to assigned projects

Interact with government officials to receive required permits and variances

Support Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, and other executives with travel arrangements and meeting coordination

Manage project expenses and run project cost reports to stay on budget

Coordinate meetings and presentation materials for portfolio reviews and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) conferences

Legal Assistant

Manley, Deas, Kochalski, LLC, Grandview OH

April 2015-January 2017

Acquire legal documents in preparation for various affidavits

Ensure affidavits are prepared and executed correctly in a timely manner

Produce ideas that aid in department productivity

Create communication between clients and attorneys

Process answers, counterclaims, and various other pieces of mail

Support attorneys in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania

Research sale dates and previously filed documents on county dockets

Test new processes before implementation for the entire department CERTIFICATIONS

Project Management Institute Member #5733744


The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts in French, Minor in Biochemistry

December 2014

*References provided upon request

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