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Contract Attorney Corporate Counsel

Fair Lawn, NJ
August 08, 2022

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410



● Initiated and implemented lease portfolio purge that saved company over $3.7 million of unnecessary payments for cell sites, resulting in nomination for PEAK Award, T-Mobile USA’s highest award for performance.

● Integral team member for litigation team in $8.7 million arbitration award regarding illegal charges from land carrier pertaining to roaming and surcharges.

● Received Star Card from client, Philadelphia Market, recognizing dedication and work performed which allowed 18 team members to reach and surpass real estate goals for the third quarter, 2007. EXPERIENCE

Fischer Porter & Thomas, P.C. Englewood Cliffs, NJ Of Counsel Feb 2021 – present

● Independently manage all facets of Complex Commercial Litigation from filing complaint/answer through trial of case.

● Handle extensive motion practice, including oral argument.

● Draft Real Estate/Transactional documents such as commercial leases and contracts, purchase and sale.

● Prepare corporate documents including employment agreements, formation documents and shareholder agreements.

Contract Attorney New York, NY

Document Review March 2009 – Feb 2021

● Provide document review, analysis, quality control and privilege logs for large civil litigations and government inquiries. Provide memoranda and brief editing. RVM, Inc. Jersey City, NJ

E-Discovery Project Coordinator Aug 2018 – Dec 2018

● Provide client law firms and agencies with E-Discovery support for electronic document review.

● Management of Relativity, creation of work spaces, reviewer and admin accounts, issue identification, etc. AIG Benefit Solutions Neptune, NJ

Consultant June 2013 – July 2014

● Provide legal support and analysis of Federal and State compliance issues for company and client/accounts. Advise and recommend strength and viability of accounts for the Existing Association Standards Evaluation. T-Mobile USA, Inc. Parsippany, NJ

Corporate Counsel Sept 2002 – July 2008

● Managed vendor and service agreements for Northeast Region of company.

● Provided corporate legal support for internal clients in the areas of real estate, engineering & operations, land- use and contract law, with emphasis on vendor and service agreements, site leasing, retail and commercial office leases, non-disclosure agreements, and other miscellaneous contracts and leases resulting in over 45 commercial office leases and hundreds of cell site leases.

● Provided expert litigation advice and counsel regarding construction lien issues and liability issues.

● Supervised outside counsel for corporate litigation department. Developed strategy, reviewed and advised on all facets of litigation nationwide, including discovery, as well as, arbitration proceedings on large and small scales.

● Supervised outside counsel on land-use litigation and civil litigation matters related to post-execution disputes and small claims for the entire Northeast Region.

● Negotiated and drafted subordination agreements, settlement agreements, termination letters, breach letters and various other legal documents to meet continual quarterly goals.

● Reviewed and advised Northeast Region on environmental matters, including Phase I and II, SHPO and NEPA issues.

● Prepared materials and delivered seminars on Title Reviews, Real Estate Basics and Negotiating Skills to various departments and clients.

● Promoted from Regional Counsel to Corporate Counsel in December 2005. Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C. Woodcliff Lake, NJ Associate Nov 2000 – Sept 2002

● Managed large Commercial Litigation caseload, including Construction litigations from inception to completion, with all facets of discovery and motion practice.

● Reviewed, negotiated and prepared commercial agreements, including office, retail and construction contracts.

● Prepared Zoning Analyses and applications for telecommunication clients.

● Conducted Real Property tutorial for candidates for Mortgage Broker Licenses in New Jersey.

● Handled Foreclosure actions for several financial institutions. Fischer Weisinger Caliguire & Porter, P.C. Englewood Cliffs, NJ Associate Aug 1998 – Nov 2000

● Managed large construction litigation caseload, with extensive knowledge of Construction Lien Law and Municipal Mechanics Lien Law and AIA procedures, practice and contracts.

● Independently managed all facets of Complex Commercial Litigation from filing complaint/ answer through trial of case.

● Conducted discovery including depositions.

● Responsible for various Civil Litigation matters including environmental, municipal, and general civil litigation.

● Drafted Real Estate/Transactional documents such as commercial leases and contracts.

● Handled commercial loan closings for various financial institutions.

● Prepared corporate documents including employment agreements, formation documents and shareholder agreements.

Strasser & Associates, P.C. Paramus, NJ

Associate Sept 1995 – Aug 1998


Seton Hall University, School of Law Newark, NJ

Juris Doctor 8/90 – 5/93

Member, New Jersey Bar

Research Assistant (Sept 1991 – May 1993)

Pace University White Plains, NY

Bachelor of Arts, English 9/85 – 5/89

Minor: Political Science

Dean’s List; Honor’s Program

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