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Geoffrey Talmon

Summary

Collaborative and innovative attorney and businessman seeks to employ exemplary analytical, persuasive writing and creative problem solving skills to craft targeted and practical solutions to complex and high level problems.  Over 8 years of legal practice and decades of working in varied business environments provide a unique depth and breadth of experience to not only devise the solutions needed, but also to champion those solutions to the audience capable of most effectively implementing them.

Work experience

April 2016Present

Fresh Start Consultant

QUICKEN LOANS

  • Evaluated and analyzed the credit and financial circumstances of clients, identified opportunities for improving those circumstances, and developed custom game plans for achieving the desired improvement with the least possible cost.
  • Gained client trust and buy-in, guided them through their own personalized game plans, explained the reasons behind each step in the process, and ensured that they understood all of the elements and details necessary for them to achieve success within their individualized 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.
  • Reviewed and revised procedures utilized by team members, drafted copy for materials sent to clients by all team members, and devised processes to streamline common tasks for increased team efficiency.
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.
  • 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.
  • Collaborated with policy analysts to evaluate legislative proposals, determine the degree to which the reality of the proposals aligned with the organization's core principles, and assisted in crafting user-friendly policy guides.
  • Convinced major state university to revise speech and event policies to protect First Amendment rights on campus.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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., May 1998

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