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Paralegal

Location:
United States
Posted:
March 10, 2011

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KAREN L. GENTZ

(uvc388@r.postjobfree.com) Dallas, Texas 75238 Cell: (210) ***-**** Home: (214) ***-****

PARALEGAL

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Commercial Real Estate Paralegal and Commercial Real Estate Litigation Paralegal

• Prepare closing documents; Prepare real estate litigation documents

• Proficient preparing and reviewing documentation and liens for Lender

• Ability to prepare lease documentation for improved properties including leases, lease amendments, termination agreements, estoppels and SNDAs

• Conduct due diligence including review of title documentation and surveys and preparation of title objection letters

• Conduct review of corporate organization documents

• Familiar with restrictive covenants and easements

• Ability to research state and federal records for ownership, tax and corporate matters

• Prepare /maintain timelines / closing checklists for transactions

• Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, WordPerfect, Adobe Pro, Lexis, Westlaw, FindLaw Lawcrawler, WordPerfect, Weblinks Military Status, Foreclosures, Deed Records, PublicData.com, LexisNexis Accurint.com

PORTFOLIO OF EXPERIENCE

CONTRACT REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL 2010 – PRESENT

REAL ESTATE LEGAL ASSISTANT, a Dallas law firm: Edited and Redacted PDF documents in Adobe Pro, Redlined in Deltaview, Cleaned redlines and edited documents in Word 2007, Organized and Updated Attorney project tasks, Answered phones…

REAL ESTATE LITIGATION PARALEGAL, a downtown law firm: Conducted Pre-Litigation Researched; Prepared Pleadings, Motions/Orders, Coordinated Service of Process

TITLE SPECIALIST, a title company: Reviewed title documents; Resolved issues

BUSINESS LOAN COORDINATOR, a national bank: Prepared loan closing forms

REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL, a statewide bank: Prepared mortgage documents

REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL 2007 –2010

TIM A. FORGERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW

Summary: Leveraged the solo Attorney to act as Counselor and Advisor to clients

• Conducted Due Diligence for Lender’s Attorney from loan initiation to post-closing

• Managed, Gathered, Organized, Coordinated, and Opened documents for Commercial Real Estate loan files including: bank financial summary profiles (linesheet), title commitments, schedule B items, surveys, judgments, leases, lien searches, corporate documents, and sale or lease contracts.

• Prepared Lender Commercial Real Estate Loan Documents including: Loan Closing Instructions, Subordination Non-Disturbance Attornments (SNDA) Agreements, Estoppel Agreements, Lease Agreements, Assumption Agreements, Substitute Trustee Agreements, Disclosures, Warranty/Grant Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Promissory Notes, Assignments of Rents and Leases, Corporate Resolutions, Business Loan Agreements, Security Agreements, Subordination Agreements, Assignments, Affidavits, Environmental Indemnity Agreements, Guaranty Agreements, Title Objection Letters, Invoices, UCC-1s and -3s, Affidavits, Loan Agreements, Disclaimers, Legal Descriptions, Release of Liens, etc…

• Supervised real estate work of an Assistant;

• Obtained bids and Coordinated hiring of surveyors to prepare new surveys

• Created and Maintained Calendar Tickler; Maintained closing checklist

• Reviewed Corporate Documents; Maintained Corporate Minute Books

• Conducted Real Estate closings, Prepared Closing Packets, and Calculated and Coordinated mailing of filings; Met monthly billable time quota

• Legal Researcher for Dr. Rita Cosgrove, J.D.

PARALEGAL INTERN 2007

MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR PC

Summary: Assisted Paralegals conduct due diligence for Corporate Finance and Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions; Commercial Real Estate loan closings

PROCESS ANALYST 2006

DTI ASSOCIATES, INC,. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BACKLOG ELIMINATION CENTER

Summary: Analyzed and Processed immigration case files certification applications ETA form 750

• Analyzed and Certified alien case files to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

• Prioritized and worked under pressure/deadlines

• Top producer -- awarded bonuses for top team production

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST 1995 –2005

DK & ASSOCIATES

Professional Writer, Producer, Editor of newspapers, newsletters, brochures, video news releases

UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA) 1988-1994

a Fortune 500 Company

USAA Media Resources, Video Control Room Operator/Video Tape Librarian for video dubbing requests and for Live Satellite Corporate Broadcast Feeds

USAA Corporate Communications, Writer, corporate newsletters and magazines, such as “Inside USAA”, “Highlights”, USAA Magazine, USAA Foundation; Video Producer and Scriptwriter for Arson Video News Releases, Video Line Producer “Drive Smart” Campaign

AFFILIATIONS

Kappa Alpha International Honor Society; Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA) National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)

VOLUNTEER

2010-Present Northwest Legal Aid, Pre-screening Paralegal; 2006 Juror, Mock Trials Southern Methodist University; 2004 Alamo Area Paralegal Association, Inc. Newsletter Editor

EDUCATION

B.S. in Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

A.A.S. with honors, in Paralegal Studies, El Centro College ABA-approved

Paralegal Certificate, The University of Texas at San Antonio, “Center for Legal Studies”



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