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Lawyer/Principal

Cheektowaga, NY

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Work Experience

Lawyer/Principal

LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT BARON, Williamsville, NY

2004Current

Opened private practice in 2004, managing a law firm specializing in bankruptcy, debt
settlement, matrimonial law, family law, criminal law, real estate, and estate planning services. Demonstrate subject
matter expertise when meeting with and counseling clients, recommending the most advantageous courses of

rcbaron100@yahoo.com
  • Home: 716.771.3428

action. Follow up to successful case closure. Draft, review, and file bankruptcy and divorce petitions. Construct
amendments to schedules, diverse motions, and orders to show cause. Prepare referees' reports, final judgments,
complaints, and property settlement agreements. Represent clients in court hearings; negotiate and resolve varied
divorce issues. Supervise activities of up to three employees.
  • Business Startup: Built practice from ground up, developing business plan and operating systems and establishing peer and judicial relationships.
  • Relationship Building: Interact effectively with business owners, executives, corporate managers, outside legal counsel, creditors, and individuals in order to resolve legal and finance matters for clients.
  • Revenue & Business Growth: Doubled gross income in five years to $200,000 and opened three offices.
  • Finances: Set up financial systems and personally direct all accounting operations.
  • Marketing: Oversee all marketing activities to increase local visibility and promote services.
  • Legal Services: Assist clients with a broad range of services, including bankruptcy, divorce, family law,
criminal law, real estate, DWI, wills, personal injury, and estate planning.
  • Noteworthy Cases: Among a long list of successful case resolutions, memorable results included
eliminating $100,000 in credit card debt while enabling clients to retain a $200,000 401(k) plan, successfully
arguing that $75,000 in client gambling debts should be discharged and not be considered abuse under the current bankruptcy statute, and obtaining lifetime maintenance for a permanently disabled divorce client.
  • Technology: Avoided duplication, saved time, and streamlined operations by setting up a computer
network.

Lawyer

CUNNINGHAM, MILLER AND KYLE, Marathon, FL

2002 2003

Responsibilities included collection of $500,000 in outstanding receivables. Filed more than 100 lawsuits in relationship to collection of these accounts. Represented clients in various criminal and civil matters.

Collector

CREDITORS INTERCHANGE, Cheektowaga, NY

2001 2002

Responsibilities included collection of severely delinquent consumer credit card portfolio for a varitety of clients. Training included rules and regulations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Collector

ACCOUNT SOLUTIONS GROUP, Amherst, NY

2001 2001

Responsibilities included collection of severely delinquent consumer loans and medical accounts for a 
varitety of clients. Training included rules and regulations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Paralegal - Skillfully

PAUL WALIER ATTORNEYS, Lackawanna, NY

1999 2001

conducted client interviews to identify needs, case requirements, and relevant information. 
Researched case files; filed legal documents to meet court deadlines. Boosted client base through creation of advertising and marketing strategies. Researched, evaluated, and recommended legal software programs.

Branch Manager

ASSOCIATES FINANCE, Dallas, TX

1989 1998

Supervised six employees in originating, refinancing, and collecting on mortgages, equity loans,
personal loans, and retail installment contracts. Motivated, trained, mentored, and evaluated staff on meeting
productivity, financial, and customer service goals. Handled all business and sales operations, including profit
analysis, goal setting, collections, account management, customer qualification, and purchasing. Conducted loan
analyses, reviewed property appraisals, ordered and reviewed title searches, completed loan documents including
promissory notes, loan disclosure statements, RESPA disclosures, Truth in Lending disclosures, and HUD-1 forms.
  • Branch Performance: Consistently met and exceeded revenue targets with receivables delinquency at or below company standards.
  • Sales Growth: Increased sales through lead generation, referrals, and business relationships.

Education

Juris Doctor

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL, Buffalo, NY

2002

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