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Objective: Director, Corporate Development
Accomplished w Client Centered w Detail Driven w Leader w Mentor w Innovative w Multilingual
Extensive and broad experience in entertainment, talent management, strategic planning, trend analysis, financial analysis, and Intellectual Property, Media, and Information Law
Excellent communicator with demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff, management, business partners, and others at all organizational levels
Outstanding blend of organization, prioritization, leadership and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to lead and supervise team members, manage a wide range of duties simultaneously and coordinate multi-level directives within growth strategy and project management roles
Provide sound consultative advice to executive-level teams and board members
Direct multi-site cross-functional teams across all projects and organizational initiatives from concept to completion
Mentor and lead teams by example and with integrity to deliver services excellence
Consistent success is rooted within the combined concepts of quality, continuous improvement and effective process enhancements
Multilingual: native English speaker proficient in Spanish and Italian
Business Development and Growth
Astute Financial Analysis
Strategy Formation and Implementation
Team Contribution and Leadership
Analytical Problem Solving
Extensive Entertainment Industry Network
Talent and Literary Agency, Inc. (TLA), Beverly Hills, CA, 2016 present
Agent and Partner
Successfully represent and negotiate on behalf of actor, writer, musician, and athlete clients.
MagnifiCo Inc., New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA, 1997 present
Founder and Principal
Founded this organization specializing in providing consulting and transactional services across a variety of industries, specializing in the arts and entertainment but also serving sports, defense, finance, law, real estate, and technology sectors. See website at www.magnificoinc.com.
Establish and maintain strong relationships within target industries, focusing on consulting and referrals.
Maintain an average of 25 contracted employees to provide the company s services to clients.
Recently partnered with YourSongwriters (www.yoursongwriters.com) to provide a variety of services to businesses and individuals within the music industry.
Access Data, Valhalla, NY, March 2012 July 2012
Project Manager, Litigation Support Services
Assisted this organization with establishing and then achieving goals for multiple concurrent projects associated with e-discovery functions required by various clients. Served as primary point-of-contact for clients while working with technical support teams to ensure surpassed client expectations.
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Professional Experience, continued
Collaborated with clients and the software development team; supported the sales team through participating in client meetings, delivering technical presentations and generating proposals.
Ensured quality assurance and effective project risk identification and mitigation.
New York City Family Court Legal Services / Children s Services, New York, NY, Summer 2011
Trial Preparation Assistant
Assisted agency attorneys in all aspects of case management and trial preparation. Appeared in Family Court as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel on the record during fact-findings, permanency hearings, arraignments, and trials of child abuse and neglect.
Obtained warrants to produce missing children, drafted court filings for Family Court and Supreme Court.
Conducted legal research, took witness and caseworker depositions, executed case intake procedures.
Schultze Asset Management, LLC, Purchase, NY, March 2008 June 2008
Proficiently supported the Chief Compliance Officer and assisted the Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, and Managing Director; communicated with outside counsel.
Reviewed and assessed Legal, Financial, and Real Estate Documents in support of purchases, sales and trades.
Coordinated with various financial institutions in managing Trade Reconciliation and Settlement.
Produced SEC Filings (16D, Form ADV, Form D) and maintained Corporate Minute Books.
Kahn, Swick and Foti, LLC, New York, NY, May 2009 July 2009
Analyzed financial documents including Registration Statements, Prospectus, and other SEC filings relating to the Investment Company Act of 1940, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and other relevant acts.
Supported class-action securities litigation matters through legal research, document review, court appearances, mediation hearing attendance, and status conference presence and input.
The Blanch Law Firm, PC, New York, NY, September 2008 January 2009
Contract Research Project Manager
Conducted legal research and created marketing content for the firm s websites on topics including anti-trust law, securities fraud, real estate, racketeering, white-collar crime, and computer crimes.
Managed groups of writers and edited the content they produced; personally created daily blog entries discussing breaking legal news.
Podvey, Meanor, Catenacci, Hildner, Cocoziello & Chattman, PC, Newark, NJ, Sept 2007 December 2007
Paralegal, Business Practice Group
Supported a team of attorneys in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, corporate and securities transactions.
Produced foundational documents for creation of business entities including Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs and others.
Created and maintained a database of over 500 business entities; executed online legal filings including Annual Reports, reinstatement of revoked entities, and business entity registration.
Managed document review in support of litigation and real estate and corporate transactions; created Real Estate documents including deeds, HUD-1 settlement statements, and others as necessary.
Earlier Professional Experience
Paralegal Intern and Contractor, Law Office of Mark Infante, Esq., West Orange, NJ.
Paralegal Intern, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, Division of Consumer Affairs, Newark NJ.
Sales Agent, Coldwell Banker, Montclair, NJ and Robert DeRuggiero Inc., Realtors, Hoboken, NJ.
Independent Contractor, Music and Acting, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
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Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Specialization in Intellectual Property, Media, and Information Law
Moot Court Honor Society competing member
Fellow, Supreme Court of the State of New York
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1997
Additional Education and Professional Development
Microsoft Office User Specialist Certificate, Westchester Business Institute, White Plains, NY
Certificate of Proficiency in Italian, Eurocentres Language School, Florence, Italy
Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of TV and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Westlaw, Lexis/Nexus, Family Soft, East Soft, Easy HUD, PACER
American citizen holding dual citizenship in Ireland
Native English speaker; proficient in Spanish and Italian
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