Associate Attorney September 2007 to CurrentZelmanski, Danner and Fioritto, PLLC － Plymouth, MichiganReal Estate Attorney with 15 plus years experience; Current emphasis on condominium issues; and commercial real estate; Wide variety of real estate experience, including municipal regulation, residential buy/sells, easements, title issues, document review and drafting, reviewing drafting financing documents, commercial leases, eminent domain and all other aspects of real property practice; Monitoring foreclosures collecting assessments according to MI Law and the condominium documents; meet litigation and other deadlines including those set by various courts in a timely manner, Draft documents such as liens, lis pendens, foreclosure documents and other documents for collection of assessments; Reviewing bankruptcies to provide maximum protection for clients; Educating the members and management of the various associations in best practices; Investigate and advise communities on ways to resolve community problems and plan for the future; interpreting and providing advice about contracts for services provide to communities. Representing Associations with claims against developers after turnover for breach of contract and poor workmanship.
Managing Attorney March 1998 to August 2007UAW － Clearwater, Floridain Clearwater, Florida on November, 2002. Responsible for operation of 6 attorney, 12-person office of national law firm with 75 offices in 20 states. Responsible for assigned cases, direct attorney supervision, litigation management, office procedures and ensuring the best in customer service; Primary bankruptcy filer for both debtors and creditors. Attended 341 Meetings, drafted reaffirmation agreements, filed adversarial proceedings and followed cases through from start to finish. Office provided legal services for members including; General civil litigation including, conducting discovery, settlement negotiations, trial, legal research; Also transactional services including drafting legal documents and providing advice on a wide variety of matters.
Law Clerk April 1996 to March 1998City Attorney's Office － Dearborn, MichiganDrafting pleadings, opinions and memoranda; preparing appeals; appearing at criminal pre-trial conferences, formal hearings, traffic proceedings and small claims hearings; conducting research; solving citizen complaints; investigation; collection of past due fees; library maintenance and general office work.
Database Specialist May 1995 to January 1996JC Industrial Electric Motor Repair － Roseville, MichiganCataloged and maintained status of motors; coordinated data; setup and maintained phone systems and computer workstations.
Laser Technician February 1990 to January 1995E&V Plastic Plating － Belleville, MichiganCoordinated all phases of the CNC cutting area; responsible for the maintenance, scheduling, personnel, design and programming.
Work Program Supervisor / Corrections Officer June 1987 to December 1989Huron County Sheriff's Department － Bad Axe, MichiganSupervised Community Service Projects. Organized projects for non-profit and governmental agencies to be performed by jail inmates and individuals sentenced to community service hours. Estimated time and job requirements placed requests for supplies and equipment. Responsible for assuring quality work and security of personnel. Filled in as a corrections officer as needed to cover unattended shifts.
Juris DoctorWayne State University Law School － Detroit, Michigan, USWayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan Juris Doctor May 1997; Member of Moot Court.
Bachelor of Science : Public Law and Government, Accounting, 1993Eastern Michigan University － Ypsilanti, Michigan, USEastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan Bachelor of Science 1993, Major in Public Law and Government; Minor in Accounting.
Juris Doctor ; Member of Moot Court
April 1996 to March 1998-Law Clerk. Drafting pleadings, opinions and memoranda; preparing appeals; appearing at criminal pre-trial conferences, formal hearings, traffic proceedings and small claims hearings; conducting research; solving citizen complaints; investigation; collection of past due fees; library maintenance and general office work
Sergeant (E-5 April 1983 to April 1989ArmyUnited States Army, Fort Ord, California April 1983 to April 1989 Honorably Discharged-Rank Sergeant (E-5) Squad leader. Responsible for a six person mortar squad in a rapid deployment force; completed primary and basic leadership courses; Awards include; Two Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Two Professional Development Ribbons and Commandant's List (Basic Course, first perfect score on comprehensive final examination).
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