4/2008-Present ERBACH & VOSS, S.C., Legal Assistant-Real Estate, Middleton, WI
Assist two attorneys by drafting and editing correspondence, offers to purchase, deeds, pleadings, evictions, and estate planning documents. Perform legal research, review title work, and track litigation schedules. Special projects include initiation of and on-going communications with the Department of Natural Resources to effectuate clean-up of environmental contamination on a client’s commercial property.
2/2006-3/2008 ADVANTAGE AMERICA TITLE & CLOSING SVCS., INC., Closing Officer, Madison, WI
4/2001-2/2006 METROPOLITAN TITLE/FIRST AMERICAN TITLE CO., Closing Officer, Madison, WI
Worked with mortgage brokers and lenders to complete residential refinance and sale closings statewide, performed in-office and out-of-office closings, working after hours and weekends as needed. Duties included title review, scheduling, preparation of settlement statements, balancing accounts and disbursement of funds.
9/2000-4/2001 NOWLAN & MOUAT, Legal Secretary–Real Estate/Estate Planning, Janesville, Wl
Temporary WHEELER, VAN SICKLE & ANDERSON, Legal Secretary–Utilities Law, Madison, WI
Employment TONY FRANKS, Waitress, Madison, WI
1/1999-9/2000 SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON, Legal Secretary–Real Estate, Costa Mesa, CA
Typed commercial real estate loan documents; maintained spreadsheet for company-wide monthly billing review. Coordinated with attorneys in practice group as directed by two managing partners. Assisted after hours and weekends in word processing pool. Adhered to procedures typical in large law office setting.
12/1994-9/1998 WCB PROPERTIES (partnered w/Goldman Sachs), Finance Assistant, Newport Beach, CA
Assisted in closing commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions, including a $750 million bulk asset sale; managed tenant estoppel process in conjunction with such sale. Routinely compiled due diligence and fulfilled lender compliance, reviewed surveys and title work. Coordinated annual budget preparation with satellite offices and property managers, and ultimately responsible for form of final presentation to Goldman Sachs. Skilled in the lay-out and editing of proposals for new loans and development opportunities, including that which resulted in completion of the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, California. Worked 60+ hours per week as needed.
1993-1994 WATSON LAND COMPANY, Executive Assistant to CFO, Carson, CA
1988-1993 KILROY REALTY CORPORATION, Word Processor/Legal Secretary, El Segundo, CA
1990-1992 UNIVERSITY OF WEST LOS ANGELES – Graduated with ABA-approved paralegal certificates in Real Estate and Litigation.
1981-1982 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – WHITEWATER – General undergraduate studies, literature, accounting, geography.
Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Excel and Outlook; ProForm, ProTrust, FAST, Streamline, Visual HUD (Title Co. software); Accutrac, Carpe Diem (Legal software); paperless office environment/barcode filing/scanning. Typing speed approximately 75 wpm.