Accomplished corporate transactional attorney experienced in the areas of drafting, negotiating and finalizing agreements. Excellent research, writing and oral communications skills. Extensive experience in corporate, procurement, purchasing, entertainment, media, marketing, advertising, communications, technology, real estate, licensing and intellectual property matters. Seeking contract legal assignments with telecommuting option.
Contract AttorneyJun 2010 to Jun 2016 Law Offices of Edward L. Woods, P.C. － New York, NY
Responsible for providing transactional legal support for boutique entertainment law firm drafting, negotiating and finalizing agreements for music, theater, motion picture and arts clients.
Provide clients with legal advice and support with press releases, media kits, union concerns, performing rights societies, 360 degree deal administration and enforcement and other general legal guidance.
Maintain contact with law firm management for updates on work progress.
Contract AttorneyJan 2007 to Mar 2009 Ivory Consulting, LLC － Atlanta, GA
Boutique family-owned real estate development company providing construction and building services.
Provided legal services in-house with concentration on real estate sale/acquisition agreements, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, vendor contracts, third party agreements, marketing and event agreements.
Supervised acquisition and land transfers, use and permitting while working closely with City of Atlanta Planning Department.
Contract AttorneyJun 2006 to Dec 2006 Cisco Systems － Atlanta, GA
Provided legal support in areas of contract administration, vendor agreements, software licensing, contractor/third party employment contracts.
Worked closely with General Counsel to draft sample forms and agreements for widespread legal department use in Procurement, Software and International Business sectors.
Lead comprehensive data/security/privacy/e-data compliance analysis and presented findings to senior management.
Contract AttorneyNov 2005 to Feb 2009 Turner Broadcasting － Atlanta, GA
Served as Contract Attorney on 3 different assignments covering extended maternity leaves for in-house attorneys.
Provided legal support for Cartoon Network, Television Production & Distribution and Turner Music & Classics departments.
Advised on all legal matters including talent agreements, under-age parental controls and liability, licensing of Turner owned intellectual property, event agreements for Up-Fronts, travel authorizations, production liability forms, gaming, contesting, trademark and copyright deals relating to Turner music catalog.
Contract AttorneyJun 2005 to Oct 2005 SunTrust Bank － Atlanta, GA
Drafted lending documents in compliance with banking law.
Engaged in due diligence and investigated truthfulness of statements provided by borrowers and internal document review.
Worked to resolve privacy issues related to personal and confidential information, breaches of security and on-line technology advancements in the are of privacy protection and customer information.
Assistant General CounselNov 1999 to Jul 2003 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (now Cisco Systems) － Atlanta, GA
Responsible for advising on all legal and business matters relating to several business units including Software Applications Development, Companywide Procurement/Purchasing, Media Networks and Sci-Care Services Group.
AssociateMay 1998 to Nov 1999 King & Spalding － Atlanta, GA
Associate on the Contracting Team responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing all transactional masters for numerous firms clients including Home Depot, Coca-Cola, UPS, Turner, GA Pacific and Scientific-Atlanta.
J.D.Temple University of School － Atlanta, GA, USA