Legal Assistant – Karr Tuttle Campbell, Seattle, WA July 2001 – March 2006
Extensive experience working in the practice areas of land use, commercial and real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, tax, estate planning, and litigation.
Prepare various documents and agreements for corporate and real estate transactions, letters of intent, contracts of sale, promissory notes, operating agreements, public offering statements and accompanying exhibits; declarations, audit letters, etc. Prepare and file with Secretary of State, corporate and LLC formations, articles of incorporation; operating agreements, subscription agreements, bylaws, and certificates of formation. Create and maintain minute books, annual renewals, and obtain EIN online. Prepare various pleadings, notes for hearing, notice of deposition, etc. Prepare documents for recording; legal descriptions; easements, formatting of zoning/plat maps, prepare documents for hearings and/or zoning board meetings. Assist with the preparation and final submission of complex tax returns for businesses and individuals filing federal and multi-state tax returns. Draft wills and trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, initiating probates, prepare relevant documents for probating estates. Special projects include audit, manage, and continued maintenance of a complex probate estate in preparation of its case review. Assisted attorneys with their outside board obligations; plan and coordinate quarterly dinner meetings, luncheon meetings/events. Submit firm and organization CLE accredited events and attendee credits into WSBA’s web-site. Legal Assistant – Paccar, Bellevue, WA November 2000 – April 2001
Managed the trademark portfolio for all of the company’s domestic and foreign trademarks. Filed new trademark applications, prepared documents required for registration of marks and maintenance of registrations. Managed trademark license agreement portfolio: prepared licensing agreements by coordinating terms between licensee and company’s objectives. Monitored all incoming and existing litigation matters; assisted with immigration matters relating to obtaining appropriate visas for company employees; and prepared various reports, schedules, calendars and dockets for trademark, licensing, immigration, and litigation matters.
Trademark Paralegal – Boeing, Seattle, WA (6 month temporary) 2000
Prepared trademark applications and renewals; drafted and prepared in final form office action responses and reinstatements, maintained docket. Worked with vendors on verifying the use of goods in commerce and consulted with outside counsel on trademark issues, etc. Researched domain-name issues and prepared a dispute resolution plan.
Legal Assistant – Hewlett-Packard, Seattle, WA June 1997- March 1999
Drafted and prepared in final form documents to file and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications, and monitored the patent and trademark prosecution docket. Drafted and prepared in final form Manufacturer’s Representative Agreements, Distributor Agreements, Consultant Agreements, Employment Agreements, Severance Agreements. Maintained corporate record books, stock option distribution register, and related documents.
Education: B.S. Business Administration, Ramapo College, New Jersey Paralegal Certificate, New York University, New York
WSBA CLE: Northwest Regional Immigration Seminar (2001) How to Probate an Estate and Handle Post Mortem Matters (2003)
Skills: Microsoft Word 2000, XP, MS Office, Access, PC Docs, CPI