Drafted loan documents for natural gas exploration and drilling projects.
Wrote title opinions for clients in the Barnett Shale.
Assistant ProducerJan 2009 to Jan 2011 Command Performance Productions － New York, New York
Ran the online marketing and social media campaign for "Em," an award-winning feature film.
Developed marketing concepts and approached potential investors and corporate sponsors for a number of feature and short film projects.
Evaluated scripts for production value and helped rewrite and produce television, feature, and short film screenplays.
Assistant ProducerJan 2010 Major Motion Pictures － New York, New York
Created investor packages and other marketing materials.
Pitched films to Hollywood directors and actors.
Researched various legal issues and pursued financing sources for feature films ($2-30 million budgets).
AttorneyJan 2010 Greenberg Traurig, LLP － New York, New York
Reviewed loan agreements and other documents for a large real estate arbitration involving an international bank and a hotel developer.
AdministratorJan 2010 Alaria Chamber Ensemble － New York, New York
Wrote programs for Carnegie Hall concerts.
Created and distributed press releases and marketing materials for concerts and fundraisers.
AttorneyJan 2009 Jenner & Block LLP － New York, New York
Reviewed and summarized complex finance documents, including CMBS, mortgage and mezzanine loan, and Repo 105 materials, for the independent examiner in the bankruptcy of a large finance institution.
AssociateJan 2004 to Jan 2008 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP － New York, New York
Drafted loan documents for major mortgage and mezzanine real estate deals, representing large banks, hedge funds, Fortune 500 companies, and casino, condo, and hotel developers Negotiated and drafted commercial leases and sale agreements for residential skyscrapers, commercial properties, and industrial complexes Handled the real estate portion of major merger and acquisition, bankruptcy, IPO, and banking deals Oversaw large diligence projects and closed multi-billion dollar real estate transactions Drafted legal pleadings and briefs and second-chaired over thirty depositions, focusing on international arbitration and securities and real estate litigation.
InternJan 2002 Texas Rural Legal Aid － Austin, Texas
Investigated subprime home equity lending in Texas and litigated against predatory lenders.
Drafted practice materials for real estate attorneys in Texas.
Bill AnalystJan 2001 Texas House of Representatives － Austin, Texas
Wrote official analyses of legislation for committee hearings and floor debates.
Contributed to House Bill Analysis publications and websites.
B.A, Music2004University of Texas － Austin, Texas J.D.Graduated with Honors; co-authored two policy papers for the LBJ School of Public Affairs; worked as a "Teaching Quizmaster" (taught Legal Research class; graded student memos and briefs; chosen by faculty and students for "TQ of the Year" award); studied international law at the University College of London
B.A, HistoryMay, 2000GPA: GPA: 93History GPA: 93 recipient of SBC Academic Scholarship for four years; piano player for the jazz department; accompanist for the ballet department; vice-commodore of the UT Sailing Club; actively involved in Habitat for Humanity and the United Cerebral Palsy Association
Certificate of Ghostwriting from Claudia Suzanne (2010); TV Writing Masterclass through former showrunner, Jerry Perzigian (2014 - 2015); "Story," "Comedy," "Romance," and "Storylogue" seminars from Robert McKee (2008 - 2009); screenwriting courses through the Gotham School of Writing and Pete Jensen in New York City (2008 - 2010); Young Adult Novel Writing course with Micol Ostow at Mediabistro (2009); private script coaching from HBO/BBC screenwriter, Kelly Davis (2011 - 2013); private script coaching from Ellen Sandler (2013 - 2014)
"Will the Real Holder of this Mortgage Please Stand Up?" (an article on MERS and the real estate finance crisis), published in the ABF Journal, autumn edition, 2009
Finalist in Stage32 Happy Writer's TV Writing Competition, autumn, 2014, Episodes spec script
Screenwriting, film production, classical piano