Beth Patton

Beth Patton

Executive Legal Assistant / Script Writer / Corporate Blogger / Marketing Associate

Work History

Work History

Division Specialist

Second Judicial District Juvenile Court - Judge Dana U. Wakefield (Denver, CO)
  • Drafted rulings, court minutes and correspondence to District/City Attorneys, Public Defenders and Private Counsel.
  • Prepared and submitted to the Denver Department of Human Services case specific administrative reviews on Dependency and Neglect cases involved with Human Services.
  • Responsible for appointing private attorneys, alternate defense counsel and expert witnesses to cases.

Marketing Coordinator

SELECCIONES READER'S DIGEST Spanish Publication (NY, NY)
  •  Reported directly to Marketing Director on various projects including editorial content, layout and design.
  • Drafted and pitched ideas and proposals for potential clientele and event opportunities including the Latin Grammy Awards, American Diabetes Association and small grassroots events.
  • Prepared expense reports, scheduled travel as well as presentation preparation for weekly meetings.

Executive Legal Assistant

JACK RESNICK & SONS, INC (NY, NY)
  • Managed and supported the daily demands of Executive Managing Director/General Counsel and Assistant Counsel providing direct administrative and legal support for elite level executives.
  • Prepared and facilitated closing documents in relation to multi-million dollar acquisitions and refinances as well as researched, reviewed and monitored the letter of credit activity and mechanics lien filings for respective properties for over forty commercial and residential high-rise buildings within Manhattan.
  • Drafted incoming subleases, lease amendments, extensions and commission agreements for Fortune 500 companies who were tenants; as well as managed the execution and yearly maintenance of shareholder minutes and board of directors.
  • Reviewed, researched and assisted in the formation, preparation and filing of paperwork with the Dept. of State for new entity filings, Certificates of Good Standing and annual and biennial reporting. 
Jun 2007 - Sep 2014

Writer/Producer/Founder-(Freelance)

COUNTING QUARTERS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (NY, NY / Colorado
  • Develop, create and write original pilot scripts for prospective television series and screenplays-Empire Award Winner in the New York Screenplay Contest for original TV Sitcom category-“ XXXtracurriculars.”
  • Initiate and spearhead potential story pitches, loglines and concepts with potential producers, networks and entertainment lawyers.
  • Responsible for assisting producer, director and production staff(WorkEdit) with onsite corporate video projects with creative input in relation to project/script development and production schedule timeline.
  • Served as communication facilitator between production staff, director and client while accurately resolving anticipated problems in a timely manner to ensure filming runs smoothly and efficiently. Extensive research, location travel and interviews for story line accuracy and continuity.
Sep 2012 - Nov 2013

Executive Legal Assistant/Worldwide Licensing Coordinator/Blogger

KING FEATURES SYNDICATE, a unit of Hearst Corporation (NY, NY)
  • Managed licensing programs and contracts across all categories for classic properties including Betty Boop($1 billion retail property), Popeye, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, The Phantom, Bizarro, Mandrake the Magician, Flash Gordon and many others.
  • Liaise daily with both domestic and international sales dept. and licensing agents representing King Features' properties on all partnerships with major consumer brands and retailers including Lancome, Nestle, Bloomingdales, Forever 21 and H&M.
  • Maintain and present quarterly reporting spreadsheets to the sales team, President and Directors on all profit and sales momentum of all the companies property merchandise in order to target the top retailers.
  • Weekly corporate blogger for award winning comic strip Hägar the Horrible(www.hagarthehorrible.com) on behalf of the creator Dik Browne and his predecessor and son, Chris Browne, under the alias of Livin' Lars(samples upon request).
  • Contribute to strategy development for brand positioning and growth in various markets, create sales presentations and brand updates for agents, support agents on brand promotions to showcase at annual trade shows.
  • Provide in depth analysis and research by constructing and preparing detailed due diligence binders and evidence with in-house and outside counsel on any and all trademark oppositions and copyright infringements on behalf of King Features' properties resulting in several law suit wins on behalf of King Features' protected trademarks globally.
  • Negotiate movie deals with in-house counsel based on properties to include Popeye and Hägar the Horrible with prominent production companies such Sony and Warner Brothers.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Marketing and PR department to generate new ideas and brainstorming to investigate what our target market wants to determine an overall approach of the comic strip business on the print level, as well as, a more innovative approach in a digital realm by launching new programs such as ComicsKingdom.com, contests and online puzzle activities.

Education

Education
Aug 1993 - Dec 1997

B.A

University of Colorado

Political Science with a minor in business

Skills

Skills

International Sales

FLASH

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retail property

LEGAL

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