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Contract Attorney Legal Assistant

East Moriches, NY
April 06, 2022

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Nancy S. Grodd, Esq.

** ****** ***** • East Moriches, NY 11940 • H:631-***-**** C: 917-***-**** • E: SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Diversified legal, business and commercial real estate experience with an emphasis in the areas of commercial law, contract law, leasing and litigation, blending strong organizational, analytical and communication skills. Represented prominent corporations in complex legal and real estate transactions. Conducted a broad spectrum of research projects and drafted a wide range of legal documents. Cultivated and maintained an excellent rapport with clients, corporate general counsels, landlords, tenants and staff at all levels. SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Arranged for New Orleans new media company to relocate to NYC with a prime lease in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Honored with “Broker of the Year” award for completing a complex 30,000-foot, fifteen-year lease for a national public company.

Subleased a full floor in Rockefeller Center for an Israeli bank, relieving it of its long-term lease obligation under most favorable terms.

Represented division of the International Red Cross in securing new offices in prime location near the U.N., with parties based in NYC, Washington and Geneva.

Averted legal ramifications by revising a corporation’s standard contract form to include contemporary environmental considerations.

Defended a large new office building project charged with damaging a subway tunnel during construction, culminating in reduction of the charges and payment of a nominal fine.

Strengthened and facilitated the defense's case by arranging, organizing and indexing 75 cartons of discovery materials to render individual items readily accessible.

Saved a premier NYC retailer a substantial amount in construction costs and potential lost business by reviewing a contract for space improvement and adding provisions to protect its interests.

Surmounted severe time constraints to bond mechanic's liens so that multi-million dollar construction projects and progress payments would continue on schedule.

Assisted in the discovery phase of extensive antitrust litigation on a 6-month assignment at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

First New York Realty Co., Inc., New York NY June 1994 - Present Commercial Real Estate Broker

Kelly Professional Services, New York, NY February 1992 - May 1994 Gregory and Gregory Inc, New York, NY

Contract Attorney

Ellison, Kilkelly & Rice, Esqs., New York, NY September 1985 - January 1992 Senior Associate

Legal Assistance Corp., New York, NY ` February 1985 - August 1985 Legal Assistant

Robert A. Smith, Esq., Long Beach, NY September 1983 – January1985 Associate

Matthew Bender Inc., New York, NY June 1982- October 1982 Editor, Trial & Evidence Division

Paul Stuart Inc, New York, NY June 1980 - April 1984 Furnishings Salesperson


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY June 1983 Juris Doctor

Cornell University School of Law, Ithaca, NY Summer 1978 6-credit pre-law program

Boston University, Boston, MA May 1980

B.A. in Political Science

New York State Regents Scholarship


New York; S.D.N.Y.; E.D.N.Y.

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