To secure a position in a professional organization that will allow me to utilize my skills, abilities, and experience in a legal atmosphere. summary of qualifications 17 years consumer bankruptcy law experience Over 8 years of supervisory experience Experienced in training employees Experienced in conducting potential interviews Ability to effectively identify and analyze issues Experience in Federal and State Courts Independently completes various assignments for numerous sole practitioners on a contractual basis Created a corresponding lending company Experienced in the review of mortgage loan documents to ensure that they are properly recorded in the public records and that the documents contain the proper endorsements and chain of title for purposes of bankruptcy claims review and defense of foreclosure Excellent computer skills
Enactus f/k/a SIFE
1997-1999 Segal Institute Clearwater, FL
Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Excel, Goldmine, Bestcase, PowerPoint, BMS, CaseLink, PACER
Provides legal and administrative support for three local law firms Assists with preparing and electronically filing pleadings Researches mortgages and security liens in state court Reviews client intake documents: pay advices, tax returns, financial statements etc.
Drafts and/or revises pleadings such as Motions to Determine Secured Status and/or to Strip Mortgage Liens, Motions for Referral to Mortgage Modification Mediation; and Motions to Approve Loan Modifications Researches, reviews, and summarizes the status of Bankruptcy proceedings, motions, and orders Reviews claims in preparation of Chapter 13 Confirmation Proceedings.
Beth Ann Scharrer, Bankruptcy TrusteeSeminole, FLBankruptcy Trustee Assistant/Bankruptcy Paralegal
Provides legal and administrative support for a Bankruptcy Trustee Reviews claims filed by financial institutions Assists with preparing and electronically filing pleadings Assists with Petition review for 341 Meeting of Creditors Researches cases for fraudulent and preferential transfers Reviews Bankruptcy Petitions to determine whether debtors have any non-exempt assets that the Trustee can administer and whether there is any equity in real estate owned by the Chapter 7 debtor cases that are assigned to the Chapter 7 Trustee Interfaces with various counsel for debtors in Chapter 7 cases regarding status, scheduling, and other procedural matters.
Jay M. Weller, P.AClearwater, FLSenior Bankruptcy Paralegal
Prepared bankruptcy pleadings including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Petitions, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plans, Motions, Proposed Orders and was responsible for assisting counsel with all bankruptcy litigation for a high volume bankruptcy practice Responded to client inquires and assisted in solving their legal problems Interviewed clients for case intake Prepared mortgage payment accountings for the purposes of Motions to Lift the Automatic Stay filed by financial institutions and worked closely with bank's counsel and their staff to resolve accounting issues and to work out agreements prior to hearings on the motions Assisted attorneys with drafting and electronically filing pleadings in the.
United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
Assisted attorneys with preparation for litigation and conducted legal research Settled claims, objections to claims, vehicle and personal property valuations with opposing counsel and their staff Researched court dockets, claims, and records Prepared Chapter 13 cases for confirmation of plans and discussed cases with the Chapter 13 Trustee and his staff on a regular basis in order to ensure that cases were ready to be confirmed in a timely manner Supervised and trained support staff Researched and completed all documentation for the firm to begin a corresponding lending company and assisted clients to obtain refinancing on their homes in order to pay off their chapter 13 plans Responsible for law firm accounting, payroll, and for ensuring that the firm was in compliance with all licensing, insurance, and government taxes.
Eckerd CollegeSt. Petersburg, FLBachelor Degree: Business Management Finance & International BusinessBusiness Management Finance & International Business