Diligent, detail-oriented Paralegal/Legal Assistant knowledgeable of all office functions with 25+ years of experience in the area of corporate transactional, securities law and real estate law. Extensive experience in corporate formations, SEC filings, EDGAR, Blue Sky, due diligence, corporate finance, corporate compliance, corporate governance, venture capital financing, public and private mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, initial public offerings, stock option plans, debt and equity financings, and executive compensation plans. Superior telephone, client relations, and computer skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Docs Open, FileSite, DeltaView, Adobe Acrobat Pro, CMS, TimeSlips, LegalKey, Workshare, eRoom, Summation, hCue, SharePoint, DocVue, Enertia, ISNetworld, FileNet and QuickBooks. Excel at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, completing projects within time constraints. Excellent organizational skills, oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
MS Office proficient
Drafting legal documents
Exceptional communication skills
Daily docket reports
Order and request filing
Westlaw and LexisNexis
Travel and event coordination
Member of the National Association of Legal Assistants
Wrote a step-by-step procedure manual to help other legal secretaries and staff understand office practices and legal processes. Served as sole assistant to [Number] attorneys in all phases of construction defect litigation. Successfully planned and executed corporate meetings, lunches and special events for groups of [Number]+ employees.
Contracts Management ParalegalSep 2014 to Current Linn Energy, LLC － Denver, CO
Handle negotiations of Master Service Agreements and Consulting Agreements and work with in-house attorneys to finalize negotiations.
Assume responsibility for credit applications for the company.
Review and comment on vendor insurance requirements.
Review and approve or deny completed vendor packets for Vendor Contracts Department.
Corporate ParalegalJun 2014 to Sep 2014 Hunt Companies － Denver, COProvided paralegal support to in-house attorneys in regard to entity and lease management; created document database for over 1,000 entities to monitor lease obligations; created spreadsheet regarding same.
Corporate Paralegal and Executive AssistantSep 2013 to Feb 2014 Summit Automotive Management, Inc － Centennial, CO
Provided paralegal support in connection with entity formation, entity maintenance, filings with various Secretaries of State, preparation of stock certificates, maintaining stock ledgers and minute books, drafting resolutions and minutes, prepare certificates and checklists for acquisitions and financings, prepare closing binders.
Assisted executives with calendaring, domestic and foreign travel arrangements, coordinated multi-level executive leadership conferences, including travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, scout and procure venues, catering and events, planned office parties and special office affairs.
Legal AssistantJul 2007 to Sep 2013 Greenberg Traurig LLP － Denver, CO
Legal Assistant, duties included assistance to one partner and three associates in all areas of corporate, business, real estate and securities law.
Paralegal, duties included prepared and filed organizational documents, foreign state qualifications, annual reports, merger certificates, certificates of dissolution, certificates of withdrawal, UCC financing statements (and any amendments); obtained good standing certificates and UCC searches from state agencies, prepared and managed due diligence and closing checklists, prepared closing documents, certificates and opinion letters for closings and coordinated execution of closing documents, prepared post-transaction closing binders, performed Blue Sky research and prepared and filed Blue Sky forms, maintained corporate files and databases, Section 16 filings, proxy statements, performed electronic research, maintained stock and option ledgers, drafted option grants and stock option agreements, prepared and maintained capitalization tables, and waiver letters in connection with conflicts of interest.
Legal AssistantSep 2005 to Jul 2007 Cooley Godward Kronish LLP － Broomfield, CODuties included, but not limited to, assistance to four attorneys in all areas of corporate, business, securities, licensing, venture fund formation and technology law.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal/Office ManagerFeb 2003 to Sep 2005 Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC － Denver, CO
Legal Assistant, duties included assistance to six partners and two associates in all areas of corporate, business and securities law.
Provided paralegal support in connection with entity formation and management, board minutes/meetings, consent resolutions, stock certificates, stock ledgers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, global energy and infrastructure, corporate restructuring, commercial real estate finance and development, and corporate governance.
Office Manager, duties included management of office staff, accounts receivables, accounts payables, payroll, maintain firm's healthcare plan, malpractice insurance, workers' compensation insurance and all bank accounts. greeted clients, and purchased supplies.
Legal Assistant/ParalegalMay 1998 to Jan 2003 Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP － Broomfield, CO
Provided secretarial/paralegal support to one partner, two senior associates, and one junior associate in all corporate transaction and securities-related matters.
Assisted attorneys with preparing organizational documents to form entities, filings with various state agencies, preparation of stock certificates, prepared and maintained stock ledgers and minute books, drafted resolutions and minutes, prepared certificates and checklists for acquisitions and financings, prepared closing binders, prepared and filed basic securities forms, including Form D, Forms 3, 4 and 5, and conducted Blue Sky research and prepared appropriate filings.
Legal Assistant/ParalegalAug 1994 to May 1998 Chrisman, Bynum & Johnson － Boulder, COProvided secretarial, as well as paralegal support, to two partners and two senior associates in corporate, securities, real estate and general business law matters.
Paralegal/Assistant to General CounselSep 1986 to Feb 1993 Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company － Woodland Hills, CAAssisted General Counsel with preparing legal documents to form entities, filings with Secretary of State, preparation of stock certificates, maintaining stock ledgers and minute books, drafting resolutions and minutes, preparing basic certificates and checklists for acquisitions and financings, prepare closing binders, prepare and file basic securities forms, including Form D, Forms 3, 4 and 5, and Blue Sky research and filings. Maintained mortgage business licenses in each state the Company conducted business.
Associate of Arts, Business AdministrationPierce College － Woodland Hills, California
Business AdministrationCalifornia State University Northridge － Northridge, California
Paralegal StudiesSan Fernando Valley College － Valley Glen, Calfornia
StenographyDenver Academy of Court Reporting - Night School － Denver, Colorado
conferences, including travel arrangements, hotel accommodations
Securities, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Closing, Filings, Real Estate, Financings, Secretarial, Drafting, File, Legal Documents, Loans, Mortgage, Secretary, Closings, Databases, Dissolution, Due Diligence, Ucc, Associate, Accounts Payables, Clients, Commercial Real Estate, Compensation, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Finance, Governance, Healthcare, Mergers And Acquisitions, Office Manager, Payables, Payroll, Real Estate Lending, Receivables, Restructuring, Securities Law, Contracts, Credit, Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat, Client Relations, Cms, Content Management System, Detail-oriented, Docs Open, Excel, Excellent Organizational Skills, Filenet, Microsoft Sharepoint, Ms Word, Organizational Skills, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quickbooks, Real Estate Law, Sec, Sec Filings, Sharepoint, Telephone, Word, Arrangements, Calendaring, Executive Assistant, Maintenance, Travel Arrangements, Database