Corporate/Real Estate Paralegal with over ** years experience specializing in all aspects of corporate governance, statutory and regulatory requirements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, financings and Real Estate.
Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and personnel. Self-motivated, efficient and able to work independently with minimal supervision in order to meet tight deadlines. Proven track record as a team player and thriving in a dynamic working environment. Reputation for exercising discretion, sound judgment and tact in all business dealings.
Seeking a position as a Corporate Paralegal and/or Real Estate in a corporate environment or a law firm.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP September 2019-January 2020
General Corporate housekeeping for clients which included filing annual reports, preparing corporate minutes, preparing and updating stock ledgers and stock certificates;
Formed corporations and limited liability companies, which included preparing qualifications, bylaws, operating agreements, organizational documents including minutes, applying for Federal Employee Identification Numbers and stock certificates;
Dissolved corporations and limited liability companies which included preparing certificates of dissolution, plan of liquidation, consents and resolutions
Transactional work in financing. Reviewed and prepared UCC summaries, prepared UCC-1’s and UCC-3’s;
Assisted with Closings which included preparing signature pages, organizing Closing documents and filing documents in the proper jurisdictions;
Prepared and filed Form D’s;
Prepared option agreements and purchase agreements;
Reviewed minute books and summarized contents for client;
Heavy client contact; was responsible for a client with over 40 companies. Kept the books, made filings for the client and kept track of all transactions.
Paralegal Real Estate/Corporate
Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC August 2017-September 2019
Formed corporations, limited liability companies, which include drafting consents, resolutions, bylaws, operating agreements and filing periodic reports;
Dissolving corporations and limited liability companies, which include preparing certificates of dissolution, Plans of liquidation, consents and resolutions;
Worked as Real Estate Paralegal, involved in the closing of both commercial and residential closings. Heavy contact with title companies. Responsible for organizing and keeping track of all closing documents and preparing closing binders;
Expert in County Clerk and Assessors sites in most Colorado counties;
Drafting Deeds, Real Estate Contracts, Statements of Authority and other real estate related documents;
Reviewing of Title Commitments, Title Policies;
Understanding of legal descriptions and how to map legal descriptions;
Entity Management Paralegal April 2016-August 2017
Shareholder Representative Services LLC Denver, CO
Handled the winding down of companies, which included, drafting dissolution documents such as directors’ consents, shareholder consents, Plan of Liquidation and Dissolution and Certificate of Dissolution;
Contacting State entities, including the Department of Revenue to close out accounts;
File State Reports which include withdrawals and Annual Reports;
Review of Escrow Agreement and draft letters regarding release of payments;
In charge of all Know Your Customer (KYC) documents for new escrow accounts, including KYC forms in Israel and Europe;
Handled transfers with regard to selling or transferring shares or units to other parties;
Drafted Board Consents for various approvals such as, distributions, liquidations, closings;
In charge of the company compliance which included filing all annual reports and making sure all companies under SRS were compliant in all States they were qualified to do business;
Worked with clients to make a smooth wind down transition;
Kept track of unclaimed property in various States. Understanding of Escheat laws.
Administrative Assistant/Paralegal to November 2014-April 2016
Group General Counsel Denver, CO
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
Drafted ancillary documents which include Nursing Home Agreements, Patient Transfer Agreement, Peritoneal Dialysis Coordination Agreements;
Drafted Joinders to Medical Director Agreements;
Was responsible for Group General Counsel’s daily calendar;
Arranged travel and processed expenses for Group General Counsel and General Counsel;
Kept an excel spreadsheet of all documents drafted and sent out from our department;
Responsible for Docusign System;
Assisted 3 Senior Paralegals in proofreading, getting documents sent out, uploading documents to file site;
Heavy client contact.
Corporate Transactional Paralegal March 2013 –January 2014
Republic Financial Corporation Denver, CO
Worked in the Aviation Group, assisted with closing transactions;
Assist with the sale of aircraft and engines;
Work with the Special Assets Group reviewing bank documents, such as Promissory Notes, Guarantees and other loan documents bought as distressed assets;
Reviewing and Drafting Assignments, Forbearance Agreements, Settlement Agreements, Contracts, Allonges, Promissory Notes, Security Agreements and Resolutions
Corporate Paralegal December 2012 –March 2013
The Comex Group (Temp Assignment) Denver, CO
Contract through Special Counsel
Organizing Corporate Minute Books and drafting corporate documents;
Reviewing Real Estate Leases;
Reviewing and Drafting Contracts
Corporate Paralegal May 2011 – June 2012
Hogan Lovells US LLP Denver, CO
Drafting corporate and organizational documents, forming all types of entities including corporations and limited liability companies in both Delaware and Colorado;
Form and obtain documents from the Colorado State website;
Analyzing, drafting and charting UCC financial statements under Revised Article 9;
Assisting in corporate restructurings in connection with acquisitions;
Organizing and maintaining closing rooms with tasks which included, keeping track of executed signature pages, obtaining documents, good standing certificates, coordinating State filings and providing reliable support to the attorneys;
Filing Form D’s in regard to acquisitions;
Interacting with clients.
Senior Corporate Paralegal August 2000 – May 2011
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP New York, NY
Drafting corporate and organizational documents, subscription and stock option agreements and forming all types of entities, including not-for-profits in New York and Delaware;
Analyzing, drafting and charting UCC financial statements under Revised Article 9;
Assisting in corporate restructurings in connection with bankruptcy proceedings, including in and out-of-state mergers and conversions of limited liability companies and corporations;
Interacting directly with clients when gathering documents or forming entities;
Supervising and training junior legal assistants and paralegals in the preparation of audit letters and the drafting of corporate documents;
Organizing closings in large financial and corporate transactions, including review of execution copies, obtaining signatures and good-standing certificates, coordinating UCC and SEC filings and providing reliable support for attorneys in charge.
Paralegal Supervisor September 1999 – August 2000
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP New York, NY
Supervised paralegals, junior and summer associates;
Received, reviewed and delegated job assignments based on current workload and required experience level;
Specialized in drafting of corporate documents and UCC filings;
Interacted closely with clients, providing timely assistance and follow-up as needed.
Corporate Paralegal March 1995 – September 1999
Parker Chapin Flattau & Klimpl, LLP New York, NY
Provided legal assistance in the firm’s transactional practice, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, securities and general corporate housekeeping;
Worked directly with clients;
Assisted first-year associates in transactional closings;
Provided frequent proof-reading assistance, including completion and filing of
SEC Forms 10Q, 3, 4 and 13-G;
Assembled closing binders and drafted minutes, bylaws and corporate documents;
Supervised and trained junior paralegals.
Lawyer’s Assistant Program A.B.A. Approved New York, NY
State University of New York College at Brockport
Bachelor of Science, Journalism/Communications Brockport, NY
Furnished upon request.