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Geoffrey Talmon

Work History

April 2016Present

Fresh Start Consultant

QUICKEN LOANS

  • Managed a client pipeline of hundreds of clients per month, evaluating the contents of their credit reports, determining the state of their finances, identifying opportunities for improving their credit, and developing custom game plans for achieving the desired improvement.
  • Communicated with as many as one hundred clients per day, over the telephone and via email, gaining their trust, guiding them through their own personalized game plans, explaining the reasons behind each step in the process, and ensuring that they understood all of the elements and details necessary for them to achieve success within their game plan.
  • Assessed the level of commitment of each client, as well as their ability to follow instructions, and the degree to which they would need additional follow-up appointments.
  • Educated clients about the manner in which credit functions and how their particular credit profile impacts their ability to qualify for a mortgage loan.
  • Researched and reviewed articles, publications and educational materials to develop a deeper understanding of the subtleties of working with credit.
  • Mentored newer Fresh Start Consultants to help them develop the knowledge, systems and processes necessary to excel as members of the Fresh Start Team.

Jun 2015April 2016

Mortgage Banker

QUICKEN LOANS
  • Managed a client pipeline of up to 50 clients per month, guiding them through the process of obtaining information about mortgage options, tailoring a mortgage to suit their needs, submitting the required documentation to qualify for the chosen mortgage, and assisting them in meeting the applicable mortgage guidelines in preparation for closing.
  • Researched and analyzed federal and state guidelines for conventional, FHA and VA mortgages, becoming a subject matter expert in the details and nuances of each type of program to ensure that clients received reliable advice that resulted in loans that made it to the closing table.
  • Achieved outstanding scores on state and federal examinations to become a licensed mortgage loan originator in 24 states.
Jan 2015Jun 2015

Associate Attorney

SUSAN LYNN MIMURA & ASSOCIATES
  • Crafted, filed, and litigated civil rights cases to protect the constitutional rights of clients, and successfully negotiated favorable settlements of a number of complex cases.
  • Researched, assessed, and evaluated statutes, rules, and regulations to ensure maximum impact of communications on behalf of clients, and engaged in extensive persuasive writing.
  • Acted as initial point of contact for litigation cases, evaluated the facts and the law associated with such cases, and guided potential clients through the decision-making process in retaining the firm as counsel.

Jan 2014Dec 2014

Director

Center for Defense of Liberty
  • Planned and developed public interest litigation operation from the ground up within existing non-profit think tank, and constructed sales pitch that persuaded major donor to finance the new operation.
  • Convinced major state university to revise speech and event policies to protect First Amendment rights on campus.
  • Established strong and unique coalitions that bridged across political and ideological lines, to capitalize on areas of common interest and to maximize publicity and media exposure for the Center's efforts.
  • Filed tort claims against governmental entities for violation of the state's constitution.
  • Drafted articles, blog posts and legislative testimony in support of the organization's public policy interests.
Jul 2012Dec 2013

Associate Attorney

SUSAN LYNN MIMURA & ASSOCIATES
  • Actively managed a broad and dynamic caseload of 15-20 cases at a time, across a broad variety of areas of law, including, but not limited to, general civil litigation, criminal defense, criminal prosecution, administrative law, employment law, civil rights litigation, real estate litigation, family law, and contract law.
  • Optimized client outcomes by providing timely and cost-efficient legal services and by devising innovative solutions that resolved highly-contested matters without the need for protracted litigation.
Nov 2010Jul 2012

Managing Member

TALMON LAW OFFICE, PLLC
  • Managed all aspects of solo legal practice, involving both client work and outside contract work.
  • Coordinated with co-counsel to successfully defend a realtor against attempted license revocation.
  • Drafted and filed solo amicus curiae brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding major federal case, and coordinated with major think tanks in filing other amicus curiae briefs.
May 2007Aug 2009

Associate Attorney

REINHART BOERNER VAN DEUREN, s.c.
  • Assisted businesses of various sizes in engaging in mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, financing activities, incorporation, organization and governance.

Education

Sep 2004May 2007

J.D, May 2007

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL
  • Federalist Society Member
  • Law School Ice Hockey Team Captain
  • Business Law Association Member
Sep 1994May 1998

B.B.A

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Chairman of Marketing Committee, Member of Pledge Education Committee, and Director of IM Sports
  • Recipient of Michigan Class Honors Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • University of Michigan Club Rugby Team Member