Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg, VA, USA - Juris Doctor, May 2007
Honors: Dean’s Scholarship, Virginia Bar Association Law Student Community Servant Award, Liberty University School of Law Pro Bono Community Service Award
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL - Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management, May 2004
Honors: summa cum laude (4.0 GPA). President’s List, Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
Solo Practice, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Attorney, October 2008 to present
General Practice. Perform legal research, analysis, and document drafting. Successfully negotiate business investments and transactions. Oversee, coordinate and draft business plans. Analyze statutes and regulations and interpret meaning for clients (business law, family law, and estate planning). Effectively serve clients with other legal issues.
Family Research Council, Washington, D.C.
Intern, Research Assistant, June to August 2006
Performed computerized and law library research to obtain and gather case-relevant data for analysis. Provided oral and written reports, interpretation and application of case law.
Success Real Estate and Investment, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
Real Estate Salesperson, January 2003 to May 2004
Worked part-time selling residential real estate. Helped some get out of unconscionable contracts.
Servizio, Inc., Jupiter, FL
Office Manager, June 2001-August 2002
Administered purchasing and improved operations and customer service for this importer of high-end vehicles by motivating employees and providing resources to achieve company goals. Identified and resolved various problems through communication, information sharing and feedback.
Principle Holding Corporation, Boca Raton, FL
Vice President, October 1986 to March 1990
Assumed responsibility for Operations including leading overall company evaluation, problem solving, coordination with local and national agents, and government agencies. Developed and maintained relationships with state regulations. Ensured compliance with laws and regulations. Planned, organized and led departments, employees and services, including training and career development.
AmeriAfrique Corporation, West Palm Beach, FL
Executive Secretary/Translator, September 1985 to August 1986
Assisted in negotiations with foreign governments for the export of commodities. Conducted business via Telex and International Letters of Credits. Served as Translator during meetings with government officials.
Symag Informatique and Symag Etudes & Services, Grenoble, France
Manager/Department Head, September 1982 to June 1985
Assisted in the creation of a network of maintenance departments for this manufacturer of micro-computers. Successfully negotiated collaborative relationships with sub-contractors and performed contract administration duties. Negotiated and executed purchase orders for the department. Interacted with the Research and Development Department for supplies and inventory. Developed and maintained excellence in contractor performance and customer relations and satisfaction. Transformed the department from one loosing money to one making profits.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
City of Meylan, Meylan, France
Public Relations, 1984-1985
Coordinated public relations for the city interfacing with the Mayor, City Council, and prominent business people for economic, scientific, educational, social, and trade exchange.
Cimex, Meylan, France
Supervisor, Materials Management, 1984
Initiated and negotiated orders for components in electronics and ensured material availability. Reported and planned material needs. Selected suppliers and coordinated supply. Developed new sources of supply for this start-up company.
LICENSURES, SKILLS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS
Member of the Florida State Bar. Real Estate Agent License in the state of Florida. Fluent in French. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Volunteer college tutor. Cultural Anthropology and History Aficionado.