Experienced attorney with numerous years of successful legal experience, particularly with in-house advisement, tax law, finance and banking law, risk assessment and strategic execution of corporate protection plans. Strong legal research, writing, and negotiations expertise.
Creative Problem Solving
Client Advisory Services
Data Analysis & Research
Corporate Liability Protection
Ø Strong multi-tasking background with the ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously, including specialized knowledge of various legal processes and methodologies, financial analysis and banking regulatory mandates, transactional documents, operational analysis, research and development as well as forming collaborative relationships with all departmental resources for the betterment of the company.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing procedures and operational protocols to protect the corporation from liability.
Ø Extensive knowledge of publicly traded real estate investment trusts, national banks, and large retail chains.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard delivery methodologies.
Ø Proven ability to adapt strong technical skills to diverse organization and client needs.
Ø Technology savvy with knowledge of multiple applications and platforms.
Ø Employ successful litigation processes through application of advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
Ø Draft, review, negotiate and approve all contracts entered into by the company.
Ø Ensure critical internal and regulatory compliance as well as data integrity/quality control.
Ø Capable of in-depth research and data analysis with the purpose of improving efficiency best practices and productivity.
Ø Demonstrate dynamic leadership qualities and strong communication skills in successfully steering planning meetings and delivering comprehensive strategies.
Ø Capable of in-depth research and analysis with the purpose of identifying relevant issues and applying well-documented data to meet client needs.
Ø Develop and implement numerous protocols and policies with the purpose of identifying and resolving relevant issues in a proactive manner.
Ø Operated as a sole proprietor to provide accounting and consulting services to non-profit organizations throughout central Florida
Ø Developed internal controls specific to 501(c)(3) corporations
Ø Supervised accounting functions for companies ranging from 5-man, $100,000 annual revenue to 60-man, $5MM annual revenue
Ø Prepared financial reports (profit and loss statements, balance sheets) for presentation to clients board of directors
Ø Ensured compliance with federal tax laws and local reporting agencies
Ø Prepared quarterly federal tax and state unemployment tax returns
Ø Established and maintained annual budgets ranging from $102,000 to $856,000
Ø Negotiated contracts for products and services
Ø Developed standards for complying with restricted bequests ranging from $40,000 to $500,000
Ø Established protocol for minimizing tax liabilities
Ø Launched procedures to minimize corporate exposure in the areas of employment taxes, and hiring and termination practices
Accounting Consultant, d/b/a Mara Snyder 2010-Present
Accountant, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd 2008-2010
Accountant, Winter Park Presbyterian Church 2007-2008
Accountant / Consultant, Infrastructure Associates, Inc 2002-2009
CFO / Co-Owner, BlackHouse, Inc. 2005-2007
n J.D., Barry University School of Law (Class Rank: Top 22%)
n B.A. C Humanities, University of Houston
n Student Bar Association C 3L Senator
n Academic Achievements and Honors C Law Review (Executive Business Editor / Associate Editor), Volunteer Income Tax Association (President), Dean s List
n Relevant Coursework: Federal Income Tax, Payment Systems, Secured Transactions, Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Commercial Trial Advocacy
n President C Volunteer Income Tax Association:
n Monitoring quality control for tax returns prepared by more than 30 volunteers
n Exceeding our goal to increase the amount of Earned Income Credit refunded to our clients by 50%
n Exceeding our goal to increase the number of clients served by 150%
n Supervised the preparation of over 500 electronic tax returns, and 100 paper tax returns (current and prior years)
n Establishing the quality review protocol process
n Demonstrating the lowest tax return rejection rate for the state of Florida
n Demonstrating the lowest tax return rejection rate since the program began in 2005
n Managed schedules for more than thirty volunteers and eight Quality Review Coordinators
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Dear RECIPEINT NAME:
Recent research into COMPANY NAME prompted me to immediately update my resume for your review. Based on my knowledge of this company, I am very interested in interviewing for STATE POSITION YOU ARE SEEKING. I offer years of progressive advancement in key roles in Tax Law, Banking and Finance Regulations, and Corporate Liability Protection and Risk Management. I am now actively seeking a new application for my specialized background.
I am an exceptionally hard worker and consider myself a strong team player. My enthusiasm comes from working directly with clients and streamlining and improving processes as evidenced by my accomplishments and contributions to my past employers. I am also capable of assimilating into a new environment easily and feel that I could quickly become part of your team. I enjoy the chance to work directly with various departmental resources in both learning and mentoring fashions. I am selectively seeking a company who is progressive thinking and in need of a professional who can make an immediate and positive impact on productivity and processes.
After your review of my resume, I hope you will agree that this would be a mutually beneficial arrangement. I plan to call you early next week. At that time, I can answer questions concerning my background and experience and we can discuss the desirability of an introductory meeting. Please contact me sooner if you wish to talk before then. I look forward to speaking with you.
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