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Real estate and corporate law

Culver City, CA
April 24, 2020

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Business-minded transactional attorney (JD/MBA) with expertise in corporate and real property law, including purchases and sales, corporate governance, limited partnerships and LLCs, securities, SEC compliance, M&A, title, escrow, closings, foreclosures, commercial leasing (including cell sites), landlord/tenant law, loan originations and loan modifications. Licensed in California, State Bar #213728. CORE COMPETENCIES

Corporations Contract Review Mergers & Acquisitions Securities Law Partnerships Project Management Corporate Governance Stock Transfers LLCs/LPs Secured Lending Entity Conversions Due Diligence PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HIRE COUNSEL/ROBERT HALF LEGAL/SPECIAL COUNSEL, Los Angeles, CA Contract Lawyer, May 2016 – March 2020

Project attorney hired by staffing agencies for various projects throughout Los Angeles

• Recently engaged by Beverly Hills firm, handling title and survey work for real estate projects

• Undertook e-discovery project on large insider trading case for client of Latham & Watkins

• Drafted loan origination documents for downtown law firm representing major banks

• Prepared commercial office leases for local real estate management company AMERICAN COMMERCIAL EQUITIES, Malibu, CA

Corporate and Real Estate Counsel, July 2015 – April 2016 Interim attorney hired through Robert Half Legal for in-house legal department of established real estate investment company

• Drafted ground leases, commercial leases (net, NNN, percentage), property transfers, purchase and sale agreements, estoppels, and license agreements

• Assisted general counsel in real estate refinancing transactions and closings

• Advised on corporate governance issues; drafted trademark and due formation opinions

• Reviewed shopping center vendor contracts and letters of intent REED SMITH, Los Angeles, CA

Contract Lawyer, October 2013 – April 2015

Project attorney hired through Special Counsel for large arbitration matter

• Drafted arbitration briefs and monitored quality control for submission of first 900 briefs in firm’s representation of major U.S. bank in mortgage insurance cancellation dispute

• Assessed facts concerning alleged fraudulent lending practices for portfolio of foreclosed loans

• Honed skills in appraisal and financial analysis, loan auditing, issue spotting and electronic document review skills, including Acrobat and Relativity VECAST, INC., Pasadena, CA

In-House Counsel, July 2011 – January 2013

Legal advisor for developer of cable TV components and triple-play manufacturing

• Represented company during its early stages of going public with SEC registration, SOX compliance issues and corporate governance; advised executives on SEC reporting requirements

• Drafted S-1 Registration Statement and amendments, legal opinions, stock option and stock purchase agreements, shareholder meeting documents and debt/equity conversions Resume of Susan L. Oder, continued

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT, INC., Los Angeles, CA Associate General Counsel, 2007 – 2010

In-house attorney for developer of low income tax credit (IRC Section 42) affordable housing

• Interfaced with construction managers, brokers, operations managers, asset managers, bankers, CTCAC/CRA officials and outside counsel in management and operation of over 3,000 apartments

• Drafted loan origination documents, loan conversion documents and construction contracts

• Managed real estate closings; resolved Section 8 and other tenant disputes

• Recovered over $230,000 in past due accounts, without litigation PATIENT SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Los Angeles, CA Vice President and Corporate Counsel, 2005 – 2007

In-house attorney for publicly-held holding company and subsidiaries, developers of the SurgiCount Safety Sponge System used in hospital surgeries

• Counseled executives in stock exchange and insider trading rules

• Drafted loan agreements, promissory notes, Rule 144 opinions and Form 8-K filings

• Assisted Chief Financial Officer with 10-K and 10-Q filings and annual meetings

• Instrumental in divesting of assets during corporate reorganization GALAXY COMMERCIAL HOLDING, LLC, Beverly Hills, CA

In-house Counsel, 2004 – 2005

Legal advisor for developer of office building and other rehab projects in California and Arizona

• Advised principals in real estate development with daily legal and business decisions, litigation risk, contract dispute settlement, construction issues and entity formation

• Managed purchase and sale transactions; handled leasing, signage, title, and CAM issues

• Interfaced with government agencies, investors and outside counsel in documenting transactions

• Drafted CC&Rs, reciprocal use agreements, operating agreements, loan agreements, leases, estoppels, confidentiality agreements and SNDAs

HUNT & ASSOCIATES, San Luis Obispo, CA

Associate Attorney, 2002 – 2004

Responsible for majority of real estate, corporate and transactional clients for this small law firm, and for development of new business

• Advised clients in business formation, real property subdivisions, construction, leasing, land use, zoning and employment matters

• Analyzed environmental and geologic reports for local water district’s defense of new dam

• Served as Assistant City Attorney for city of Pismo Beach under City Attorney Hunt AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

Lifetime Achievement Award, LAPA, 2013

Outstanding Service Award, West L.A. Dive Club, 2011 Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster Certifications, PADI, 2005 and 2007 Letter of Commendation, State Bar of California, 2001 EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate, Whittier College School of Law

Master of Business Administration, The Anderson School, UCLA Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, University of Southern California

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