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Legal Professional

Location:
Houston, TX, 77382
Posted:
September 25, 2008

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Lisa M. Garmong

*** **** *** ***** ****** Circle

The Woodlands, Texas 77382

***********@*****.***

713-***-****

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Albany

Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

M.A., Public Policy, May 2005

Concentration: Crime and Justice Policy

State University of New York at Geneseo

B.A., Communication, May 2003

Minor: Legal Studies

EXPERIENCE

Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP, Albany, New York 10/07-8/08

Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Affordable Housing and Community Development

Assisted attorneys on a variety of commercial and residential transactions, utilizing tax-exempt bonds and federal and/or state low-income housing tax credits, structured to provide affordable public housing to persons and/or families in need.

Duties:

-Drafted and processed initial loan and organizational documentation.

-Reviewed and revised title reports for both lenders and borrowers.

-Reviewed surveys to ensure compliance with current ALTA regulations.

-Liaised with developers, syndicators, title companies and state and local agencies

providing financial assistance.

-Organized and reviewed due diligence.

-Created and maintained closing files for each project and coordinated the execution of

closing documents.

Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, New York

Legal Assistant, Capital Markets 6/06-9/07

Assisted attorneys on a variety of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, equity/debt offerings and restricted offerings.

Duties:

-Reviewed, revised and submitted various reports required by the Securities and

Exchange Commission, including 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filings.

-Assisted in the preparation of offering plans, agreements, formation/organizational

documentation, opinions and other legal memoranda.

-Conducted precedent searches.

-Organized and facilitated the review of due-diligence data rooms.

-Liaised with clients and regulatory agencies.

-Obtained and secured the proper documentation necessary for closing each transaction.

-Collaborated with the Legal Aid Society on pro bono case referrals.

-Prepared client invoices.

Office of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, New York, New York

Legal Support Analyst, Investment Protection Bureau 6/05-6/06

Assisted in all aspects of the investigation and prosecution of possible violations and enforcement of the Martin Act and other investor and consumer protection laws. Assigned case work ranged from insurance related matters, such as bid rigging, to matters involving improper mutual fund practices.

Duties:

-Conducted document review upon receipt of new productions.

-Reviewed transcripts and flagged pertinent material specific to each case.

-Transcribed audio recordings and proffer notes.

-Conducted legal research.

-Prepared subpoenas and other legal memoranda.

-Coordinated internal depositions by scheduling court reporters, registering visitors and

assembling witness folders.

-Developed and updated production logs for assigned cases.

New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York

Graduate Intern, Division of Classification and Compensation 9/04-5/05

Duties:

-Provided analyses and recommendations for out-of-title work grievances and job

classification requests submitted by New York State criminal justice agencies.

-Conducted research utilizing classification standards, duties descriptions, title histories

and NYSTEP for comparative analysis purposes.

-Participated in salary surveys and research projects as assigned (e.g., special salary

treatments, binding arbitration).

-Attended on-site job audits and participated in section meetings as requested.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office 2000 & 2007

Adobe Acrobat Professional

Cision

Citrix

ACRIS

LivEdgar

Concordance

Lexis-Nexis

Westlaw

Lotus Approach

AWARDS

Superior Service Group Award, Office of the New York State Attorney General, July 2006

*References available upon request*



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