Possess 18 years of solid legal experience encompassing Corporate Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Estate Planning, Contract Law, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Employment Law, and Mortgage/Lending/Title Law.
Corporate and Business Legal Issues
Commercial and Residential Real Estate
Legal Writing - Contract/Policy/Procedure
Attorney, 10/2011 to Current Law Office of Elisa M. Ruer, S.C. – Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Provide corporations with legal research, analysis and remedies for corporate matters involving: corporate structure, employment law, corporate contracts, corporate policies and procedures; commercial real estate matters, construction law, insurance law, financial matters, and various agency audits.
Provide individuals with legal assistance in matters involving: residential and investment real estate, landlord/tenant law, estate planning, business formation, small claims, and contract issues.
Corporate Counsel, 11/2005 to 10/2011 USA Funding Corp. – Brookfield, WI
Researched, drafted and implemented policies and procedures relative to mortgage lending regulatory requirements.
Responsible for all third party and agency audits.
Secured and retained mortgage licensing in 28 states, as well as surety bonds/E&O Coverage and Fidelity Coverage as required by each state.
Responded to and resolved all internal matters involving employment law issues and third party vendor issues.
Analyzed structure of the corporation and prepared all necessary corporate and shareholder documents as required.
Negotiated warehouse lines and foreclosure matters.
Researched and provided legal guidance to all company departments.
Corporate Counsel, 02/1998 to 11/2005 Evergreen Title Corp. – Brookfield, WI
Resolved all title matters on behalf of the title company, lenders, and underwriters.
Managed human resources and employment law matters.
Prepared legal closing documents on behalf of borrowers, sellers, and lenders.
Performed legal research and provided legal advice and guidance to all areas of the company.
J.D.: Law, Marquette University Law School - Milwaukee, WI
Master of Arts: Industrial and Labor Relations, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Arts: Economics/Political Science, Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL