Paralegal/Administrator with 30 years experience providing legal and administrative support for Senior Law Partner and Associate Attorneys. Experienced, highly motivated self-starter with excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to resolve unexpected problems while keeping work flow current; knowledge of general accounting principles; composing, editing and proofreading correspondence, documents and reports; able to work independently as well as with superiors, coworkers and as a team.
Excellent communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Accurate and detailed
Employee training and development
Filing and data archiving
Works well under pressure
Employee training and development
Trust Account reconciliations
Effective time management
Exceptional telephone etiquette
Advanced word processing
Superior organization skills
Excellent work ethic
Proficient in MS Office
Strong work ethic
Professional and mature
Strong problem solver
07/2012 to 04/2013
Settlement CoordinatorAcres Land Title Agency, Inc. – Millburn, NJ
One of a team of two in the high volume Mortgage Refinance Section of the fast paced Settlement Department; scheduling and preparing for the settlement of 50 to 60 loan transactions per month.
Responsible for maintaining the calendar for scheduling loan transactions by priority including travel time and case complexity.
Developed strong working relationships with Lending Institutions, Clients, and Attorneys through prompt response time, courtesy service and friendly professionalism.
Managed accounts and records of clients with the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion.
Worked as a unified team with Title, Accounting, and Settlement Departments.
09/2011 to 07/2012
Small Business Administration (SBA) Post Closing AdministratorRepublic Bank – Pennington, NJ
Responsible for processing Small Business Administration (SBA) post closing loan document packages while maintaining stringent formats and timelines.
Instrumental in reducing the branch office exception rates to below the SBA banking standard of 25%.
Scanning documents into Silver Lake document filing system utilizing Snyergy document coding for Republic Bank headquarters in Philadelphia, PA.
Tracking and removing exceptions to SBA closed loan files including follow up on recorded original documents, issuance of title policies and continuation of property and liability insurance coverage.
04/1996 to 07/2012
Real Estate ParalegalWilliam G. Tauriello, Esq. – Flemington, NJ
Handling all aspects of residential and commercial purchase, sale and refinance real estate transactions for the firm.
Substantial direct contact with clients, attorneys, title companies and lending institutions.
Keeping current with State and Municipal filing timelines, deadlines, and regulations.
Responsible for updating and maintaining office equipment including postage system, copy/fax/scanning system.
Review contracts, title reports, surveys and mortgage commitments.
Preparation and updating of contracts, title and loan closing documentation.
Calculation of closing figures and preparation of HUD-1 Settlement Statements utilizing Easy Soft, Inc.
Disbursement of all closing funds/proceeds from attorney trust account; including reconciliation of trust accounts.
Proficient in the use of Corel Work Perfect Office 11 and MS Word 2007.