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Experienced Paralegal and Adjunct Professor

Philadelphia, PA
87,000- 93,000 annually
October 31, 2022

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Sharae Middlebrooks / 215-***-****


A professional who has over 10 years of paralegal experience in law, including family law, fair housing law and who has trained new hires related to this work. Has experience in performing legal research as well as has independently attended court hearings for over 50 cases per day. A collegiate athlete who has years of coaching/youth development experience in schools and organizations, including Overbrook Educational Center, which has the largest population in the Philadelphia Public School system of blind and visually impaired students. LEGAL/ COMPLIANCE EXPERIENCE

Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia, PA June 2022- Present Sr. Loan Compliance Specialist

• Collaborate with Closing Operations Manager regarding Know Your Customer Searches

• Assist with ensuring that all required documents are obtained at closing

• Supports post-closing exception tracking

• Liaison between legal search vendor and company

• Oversee transfers of documents to and from authorized custodians

• Lead insurance certificates process and updating the system with updated insurance certificates

• Upload documents into document management system

• Monitor progress on the collection of post-closing exception items

• Closely monitor and update as received the recorded documents that were requested

• Draft Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) continuations to ensure that the company remains in first position regarding liens on the property

• Draft mortgage leases including UCC terminations

• Update system with loan modification documents

• Assist with training/guiding Loan Coordinator

• Provide documents for auditing purposes

• Request updated New Market Tax Credit certificates quarterly Loan Compliance Specialist February 2019- June 2022

• Collaborates with internal and external colleagues in resolving post closing issues

• Tracks and reviews liability and property insurance certificates

• Drafts detailed summaries of commercial loan projects

• Updates multiple systems to reflect progress of loan documents

• Tracks and reviews all post closing documents for commercial loans

• Prepares lien release documents

• Tracks and reviews compliance documents for commercial loans ADJUNCT PROFESSOR EXPERIENCE

Odessa College, Odessa, TX October 2021- Present

• Grades assignments, quizzes, and tests

• Oversees participation/ attendance on a consistent basis in the course

• Responds to questions, comments and concerns made by students

• Participates in faculty required trainings and meetings Sharae Middlebrooks · Page 2 ·

Ocwen Financial Corporation, Fort Washington, PA July 2016- February 2019 Paralegal for Regulatory Affairs

• Reviewed pleadings and other legal documents associated with contested foreclosure matters

• Tracked and reviewed status of pending litigation by updating all systems/databases

• Reviewed litigation files to ensure all default servicing and/or court timeframes are met

• Monitored external attorney's performance by reviewing the litigation pleadings, proceedings, records and timeframes to protect the company’s interest

• Identified deviations from standard foreclosure practices

• Diligently followed up on statuses on all outstanding requests from internal and external counsel and business units

• Collaborated with internal and external counsel and business units internationally in implementing solutions to ensure compliance

• Performed risk analyses and provide recommendations to management to mitigate losses Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), Philadelphia, PA December 2011–July 2016 Paralegal and Grievance Hearing Coordinator

• Prepared, reviewed and organized files in preparation for grievance hearings

• Reviewed and analyzed more than 50 complaints per week received by the legal department for compliance with public housing policy

• Drafted hearing notices and other correspondence to grievants

• Attended Municipal Court weekly to draft agreements including extensions with rent deadlines on approximately 400 landlord-tenant cases per month

• Created and maintained agency’s internal database for various cases

• Assessed each grievance to determine possible pre-grievance resolutions

• Prepared monthly litigation reports including but not limited to number of cases heard in court, amount of funds collected from tenants, and number of agreements made in court

• Assisted with creating and developing policies and procedures to enhance the organization’s grievance process and recommended procedural and administrative changes City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Solicitor’s Office – Child Welfare Unit September 2008–December 2011 Paralegal

• Finalized pleadings and served them on respective court involved parties

• Analyzed Philadelphia Department of Human Services files to redact confidential information and secure information related to medical and court documents, progress notes and paternity tests

• Managed subpoena compliance on behalf of four (4) city solicitors; drafted various letters of notice and responded to subpoena requests

• Interviewed social workers regarding investigations and documented case history EDUCATION

University of Phoenix, Philadelphia, PA

• Master of Science, Criminal Justice and Security May 2011 Cabrini University, Radnor, PA

• Bachelor of Arts, English and Communications May 2008

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