Washington, DC Metro Area
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Results-driven attorney with more than 10 years of experience in civil litigation, corporate law, international trade and investment law. Strategic thinker and problem solver with excellent communication, critical reasoning, collaborative skills in a high pressure, fast paced environment. Strong focus in Legal research.
Client advocacy and trial preparation
Legal Research and Documentation
Personal injury litigation
International Trade & Investment Law
Akin Olujinmi & Co, Abuja Nigeria 2015 – 2020
Assisted in civil defense litigation with a focus on personal injury and employer/employee related disputes.
Represented clients at depositions, alternative dispute resolution hearings and during settlement negotiations.
Assisted clients in completing all documents required to form various business entities, including limited liability companies and corporations.
Matrimonial causes, including divorce proceedings, child custody and prenuptial agreements.
Researched complex legal issues and prepared pleadings, motions and briefs across all tiers of Nigerian courts.
Counseled clients regarding compliance with contractual obligations and applicable law.
Conducted legal research using legal software tools such as Legalpedia and Law pavilion.
Commercial Agriculture Development Project, Abuja, Nigeria
Legal Officer 2012 – 2015
Drafted Legal documents and instruments, contract agreement, performance and guarantee bonds.
Tasked with the preparation of leases, conveyances and other documents relating to land and property acquisitions.
Drafted regulations and provided legal advice on all matters.
Provided legal advice/opinion to managements.
Represented the program in litigation and supervised the activities of retained external counsel.
Salau & Co Estate Management, Ibadan, Nigeria 2009 – 2012
Drafted, analyzed and negotiated various contracts, including residential and commercial leases, service agreements and complex settlement
Assisted clients in securing commercial financing for large real estate projects.
Coordinated the drafting of legal documents, deeds and agreements.
Negotiated with opposing parties to avoid litigation, reach resolution and achieve the goal of the firm.
Conducted land registry searches on behalf of clients.
Master of Law (LLM), International Trade and Investment Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 2010
Nigerian Law School (BL), Lagos, 2006
L.L.B, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 2005
Undergraduate thesis: “A critical analysis of the dissolution of statutory marriage under Nigerian Law”