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Dynamic, talented, and ambitious Legal Professional eager to integrate exceptional research, communication, and analytical skills toward supporting the business goals of a progressive employer in the role of Contracts Manager. Diverse, broad based professional with solid expertise in contract negotiation, client relations, and legal interpretation, with the ability to adapt easily to new challenges and responsibilities. Core competencies include:
© Corporate Law/Policy and Contract Interpretation
© Persuasive and Effective Communicator
© Research/Data Collection/Report Writing
© Fact Finding/Negotiation/Influence Outcomes
© Litigation Preparation/Legal Language
© Detail Oriented/Ensure Accuracy
© Client Relationship Management
© Manage Many Tasks in a Fast Paced Setting
© Well Spoken/Educated/Intelligent
© Strong Ethical Standards/Sound Judgment
2003: Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas - Juris Doctor
1999: Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas - BS, Social Science, Emphasis in Sociology
State Bar of Texas - Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Section
Tarrant County Bar - Real Estate Section, Tax and Estate Planning Section and Tarrant County Probate Bar
Certified through the State Bar of Texas as Attorney Ad Litem for guardianship proceedings
2004 to 2010: The Glass Law Firm, P.C., Hico, Texas - Attorney
© Owned and operated a very successful legal practice; offered comprehensive personalized services for individual and commercial clients including; real estate transactions, family law, contracts administration, criminal law, and probate.
© Effectively processes real estate transactions including residential contracts and agreements, preparation of closing documents, disbursement of funds, and land/contract negotiations for oil & gas leases, and uncertified mineral ownership searches.
© Effectively researched and resolved property disputes, drafted wills and Executor instructions, litigated divorce and custody proceedings, and drafted file pleadings, negotiated settlements.
© Participated in court appointed and privately paid cases for felony, misdemeanor and juvenile offenses; reviewed case files, negotiated plea bargains, created trial plans, and litigated cases before judges and juries.
2003 to Present: Specialty Parts and Electronic Components, Inc., Granbury, Texas - Corporate Counsel
© Provide high-level legal guidance for a privately held corporation that sells computer parts and equipment in a global market; advise clients on debt reduction, collections strategies, and contract interpretation for relationships with international suppliers.
© Spearhead all contract interpretation and negotiation strategies to optimize revenue and terms for property oil, gas contracts and lease agreements.
2005 to Present: Williams McClure & Pamelee, Fort Worth, Texas - Of-Counsel Attorney/Contract Advisor
© Research and advise clients on contractual issues; review pre-trial dispositions, and draft business contracts.
1999 to 2000: Corporate Office of D.R. Horton Inc., Fort Worth, Texas - Executive Assistant
© Provided Executive Assistance and support for the North East Regional Vice President and Regional Counsel.
© Leveraged strong communication and organizational skills to maintain oversight for all business files and contracts; ordered and reviewed environmental surveys, and compiled and submitted quarterly activity reports for the region.
© Supported contract management initiatives to ensure that all necessary documentation was in place to effectively complete land acquisitions; contributed sharp relationship management skills to coordinate closing procedures with banks, accounting departments and divisional managers.
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Dear Mr./Ms. ____:
During my comprehensive career as an Attorney and Contracts Administrator, I have gained considerable negotiation and relationship management experience. I have a solid record of contributing subject matter expertise for in-depth contract negotiations, as well as providing advice and guidance for clients in a variety of industries. I am an exceptional communicator with a deep and rich understanding of business processes, relationship management, and legal negotiations. This, along with my expertise in legal language interpretation makes me an ideal candidate for <your organization>.
I have gained a reputation as a consummate professional with concise attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills. According to the job description for <position here>, you are seeking someone with the ability to <choose something from the job description here>. I am well versed in <specific here> and know that I could be an integral member of your team. In addition, I am highly familiar with contract administration requirements, litigation processes and legal research.
The accompanying resume can give you an overview of my potential for making a worthwhile contribution to <firm or company name>. As a proven leader, I believe it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet. I will call next week to inquire about the possibility of meeting to discuss your organization s goals and how I can help you meet them.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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