Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - Nov 2011

Legal Counsel

GROUPE LAGRANGE

Commercial Law

Drafted and reviewed contracts in French and English

Negotiated contracts with large companies such as Eiffage, Expedia and Sodexo

Updated general terms and conditions

Construction Law and Real Estate Law

Assessed and drafted claims against developers for construction defects and breaches of contract

Participated in investigatory proceedings onsite

Managed conflicts between the managing company and its landlords

Litigation

Participated in pre-trial case management, mediation, and complaint drafting in collaboration with external lawyers

Pleaded in French Commercial Courts the breach of contract and debt recollection cases

Initiated and filed order for payment procedures in E.U. countries

Tax Law

Advised the marketing and sales departments on new tax incentives

Provided legal advice to respond to tax adjustments

Attended meetings and negotiated with French tax administration agents

Obtained tax reductions and cancellations of tax adjustments 

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Legal Intern

FIDUCIAL SOFIRAL, LAW FIRM

Drafted contracts, operating agreement, bylaws, shareholders agreements, and IP licensing

Jan 2008 - Jun 2008

Law Clerk

RAMEY STAIRS PC, LAW FIRM

Advised clients on business structures

Formed several business entities

Assisted in the interpretation and the verification of contracts

Drafted discovery demands in breach of contract actions

Attended pre-trial hearing and settlement conferences 

Sep 2002 - Jul 2005

Executive Assistant

S.A. CGB

Assisted the executives with contracts and leases

Consolidated the accounts of 12 stores

Compiled and analyzed statistics to aid the buying department

Sales 

Education

Education
2009 - 2011

Attorney at Law License

NEW YORK BAR

Admitted  to practice

Aug 2007 - Jun 2008

LL.M.

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, SCHOOL OF LAW

Academic Merit Scholarship

Main Courses: International Business Transactions, Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, International Negotiation, Business Planning

INTERESTS

Team handball; played at the second french national level for 3 years.  Coach of a men's handball team.

Passionate about world politics, international relations and contemporary history

LANGUAGES

French:                            Mother tongue

English:                           Fluent

Spanish:                          Good knowledge

COMPUTER SKILLS

MS Office, Lexis Nexis, West Law, Polyacte