attorney resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Experienced Attorney in Commercial Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Contracts and Bankruptcy offering skill in innovative problem solving and finding unique theories, ideas and solutions to achieve client goals. Works aggressively to achieve continued success. Ability to review situations and develop proper course of action. Excellent understanding of relationship between various aspects of the law.
  • Commercial real estate Business transactions
  • Real Estate transactional skills Bankruptcy experience
  • Contract negotiation Debtor and creditor's rights law
  • Foreclosure and receiverships Collection law and garnishment/replevin
  • Commercial litigation Strong advocate?
  • Drafting of documents, contracts and agreements Professional and personable
  • Proven track record in obtaining the best possible results for clients.
  • Co-author of various seminar materials used in continuing education seminars.
  • Featured speaker for the National Business Institute and Heritage Professional Education seminars.
  • Licensed in Indiana and Illinois.
12/2003 to 10/2015 Attorney Panasonic Corporation Of North America | New York, NY,
  • Represented major lenders in commercial and residential foreclosures, receiverships and related bankruptcy matters.
  • Assisted receivers in managing, leasing, and marketing real estate.
  • Specialized in commercial litigation and protecting the rights of secured creditors in state and federal courts.
  • Negotiated, documented, and closed numerous transactions for the sale, lease and disposition of real estate and other tangible business assets.
  • Responsible for initiating and defending litigation arising from mortgage and commercial transactions.
  • Represented secured creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy matters.
12/1996 to 12/2003 Attorney Panasonic Corporation Of North America | Owensboro, KY,
  • Practice concentrated on representing clients in business and commercial law matters.
  • Represented debtors under all chapters of the bankruptcy code with an emphasis on business restructuring and liquidations.
  • Negotiated and documented all transactions for the sale, transfer and other disposition of real estate and other assets.
  • Responsible for commercial litigation related to these matters.
  • Provided counsel regarding documenting and enforcing secured transactions, collections, garnishments, and repossessions.
  • Performed all functions previously performed at prior employer.
05/1989 to 08/1996 Attorney Panasonic Corporation Of North America | Rochester, NY,
  • Represented debtors, secured creditors, and creditors' committees in chapter 7, 11, and 12 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Independently managed and administered bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Prepared all pleadings.
  • Participated in hearings and litigation of contested issues in the Bankruptcy Court.
  • Negotiated with debtors creditors and other parties in interest on various related issues.
  • Assisted in the preparation of cash flow statements and business plans of debtors.
  • Negotiated out of court work-outs and refinancing of corporate and partnership debts.
  • Supervised auction sales through private and public sale and sealed bids.
  • Acted as the transactional attorney for the firm with respect to negotiating and documenting the sale of various businesses and their assets including both real and personal property.
  • Commercial litigation including the initiation and defense of litigation in both state and federal courts, related discovery, motion practice, briefing and trial attendance.
12/1987 to 05/1989 Assistant General Counsel Hogan Lovells | Berlin, NH,
  • Performed all aspects of corporate management normally associated with the office of General Counsel.
  • Maintained corporate books, minutes, and records for the parent company and all subsidiaries.
  • Reviewed all real estate leases entered into by company representatives.
  • Prepared contracts, releases, promissory notes, collateral pledge agreements, subordination agreements Advised corporate officers on corporate finance and business matters.
  • Advised educational department on compliance issues and copyright and trademark matters in cooperation with outside counsel.
  • Supervised pending litigation and outside counsel.
11/1979 to 12/1987 Sole Practitioner Panasonic Corporation Of North America | Romulus, MI,
  • General practice of law involving all aspects of civil and criminal law with an emphasis on real estate transactions.
  • including development and registration under the state's horizontal property laws.
06/1977 to 11/1979 Attorney Bainbridge & Tweedle | City, STATE,
  • General practice involving governmental law, contracts, corporate, real estate and commercial law.
09/1974 to 06/1977 Regional Real Estate Attorney/Paralegal McDonald's Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Supervised acquisition and development of new restaurant locations.
  • Negotiated, documented, and closed transactions for the purchase, exchange, lease and renewal of free standing, in-store, strip center, and mall locations.
  • Reviewed all related documents, surveys, and title reports.
  • Prepared contracts, amendments, easements, deeds, closing statement, estoppel letters, subordinations and other agreements.
  • Closed approx.
  • 20-30 transactions per month.
  • Coordinated acquisition efforts with other accounting, insurance and other departments.
  • Supervised local counsel with respect to related matters and litigation.
  • Developed training and seminar material for related departments.
Expected in to to J.D | Law John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IN GPA:
accounting, attorney, business plans, cash flow, closing, contracts, Contract negotiation, corporate finance, creditor, clients, Drafting, insurance, law, letters, litigation, notes, managing, marketing, exchange, office, negotiating, Real Estate, sales, surveys

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