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Resume for Avi P. for Attorney / Paralegal / Legal Services in Brooklyn, New York




Occupation: Attorney / Paralegal Industry: Legal Services
Country: United States City: Brooklyn
State: New York ZIP: 11210



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AVI MICHAEL P.

New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY ■ Phone: ■ Email:

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Attorney, with Human Resources and Compliance experience, and law firm and InHouse background, with demonstrated success in contract management, negotiation and drafting, seeking a position. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
 

MONT D’OR OF AMERICA, LLC, New York, NY

InHouse Counsel / Contract Specialist, International Wholesale/Retail Business Present

Directly responsible for all legal matters affecting Mont D’or of America and + related entities.

  • Successfully drafted, reviewed and negotiated complex legal contracts, including multimillion dollar ecommerce contracts, saving the company in excess of $,..
  • Oversaw s of contracts and agreements including purchase agreements, sales agreements, marketing agreements, distribution agreements, consulting agreements, employment agreements, employee benefit agreements, sweepstakes, NDA’s, consignment agreements, technology agreements, software licenses and trademark/copyright agreements.
  • Drafted, amended and negotiated various agreements involving the distribution of goods to the world’s largest international retail corporations i.e. WalMart, Costco, Amazon, BJ’s, Overstock, and Bidz.com.
  • Handled $,,.+ commercial real estate transactions and managed and acquired properties worldwide.
  • Conducted landlord/tenant matters including drafting, amending and reviewing dozens of leases, lease abstracts eviction proceedings and negotiations of early terminations.
  • Communicated with all tenants, collected and posted rents, prepared financial budgets for properties, and implemented policies and procedures for management department.
  • Negotiated the sublease of a prime location for more than $ million dollars and drafted contract.
  • Researched land use and zoning laws regarding the potential purchase of s of square feet of air rights and presented to Lindsey Housing Board for approval.
  • Managed all legal matters including the mergers and acquisitions of several international corporate entities.
  • Oversaw licenses/trademarks/copyrights of all worldwide entities.
  • Obtained copyright and trademark protection for corporate names, logos and images, including filing applications and registering original works.
  • Defended and prosecuted against infringements, drafted correspondence and cease & desist letters and prepared agreements allowing others to use the protected works.
  • Responsible for all legal aspects of wholesale/retail business.
  • Prepared defenses for all significant legal claims, disputes and litigation including personal injury, bankruptcy, copyright infringement and breach of contract proceedings.
  • Supervised outside counsel in litigation and various other legal matters in several countries assuring that fees were reduced and kept to a minimum saving the company $,.s of dollars.
  • Managed + multimillion dollar insurance policies for various entities worldwide.
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    Compliance Officer, Present

    Responsible for compliance reporting, composing and implementing procedures, indepth internal examinations and staff supervision.

  • Identify compliance risks from every business line and manage them by providing training, advice, testing and monitoring.
  • Ensure acquiescence with compliance standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Developed and updated inventory of regulations, rules, practices and guidelines for New York operations.
  • Make sure that systems and Anti Money Laundering AML processes meet the requirements of regulatory.
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    Director of Human Resources,

    Created an efficient Human Resources department for s of employees worldwide.

  • Transformed Human Resources from administrative role to strategic business partner, including working with senior management to drive key business and implement performance initiatives worldwide.
  • Conducted extensive analysis of existing Human Resources organization and developed a business plan to update all policies, procedures, programs and operations.
  • Experienced manager with expertise in human relations and project management.
  • Directed all Human Resources benefits, including medical insurance, K, pension plan and profit sharing plan.
  • Developed compensation structure, performance management and evaluation structures.
  • Created Employee Manual, including revising outdated policies, to ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws, and wrote and executed new policies to improve morale at company.
  • Extensive background in staff recruitment, retention, training and development .
  • Oversight of all aspects of staff performance; performance evaluation, progressive discipline, mediation of staff disputes and grievance procedures in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Innovated, implemented and managed multiple employee recognition and referral programs.
  • Established training programs for staff in regard to all aspects of performance and professional development.
  • Handled employee workrelated complaints; i.e., discrimination, harassment, management, etc., and diffused and/or settled several lawsuits.
  • Developed standardized organizational model to clarify authority and responsibilities. 
  • Saved company ,’s of dollars in negotiations of renewal of benefits.
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    BERKMAN, HENOCH, PETERSON & PEDDY, P.C., Garden City, NY

    Commercial Litigation Associate,

  • Conducted research and drafted legal memoranda on various complex corporate law issues including residential and commercial real estate, contracts, construction, real estate, municipal law and other business related topics.
  • Represented several large commercial landlords at various court proceedings, including actions for nonpayment, eviction and breach of contract.
  • Prepared all pretrial documents including complaints, answers, discovery demands, motions, affirmations and correspondence to clients and opposing counsel.
  • Analyzed and prepared s of documents for depositions and trials. 
  • Represented the firm and its clients at various court proceedings.
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    JEFFREY SAMEL AND PARTNERS, New York, NY

    Litigation Associate,

  • Conducted hundreds of EBT’s, including H hearings, for the City of New York.
  • Represented liability carriers and municipalities in defense of negligence, motor vehicle, premises, construction and mass transit matters, as well as several plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases.
  • Drafted complaints, answers, discovery demands and responses, motions, orders to show cause, stipulations, and reports to carriers regarding medical records and all pleadings and documents received.
  • Decision of victorious trial was published as a Decision of Interest in the New York Law Journal, March .
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    ADMITTED IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

    ______________________________________________________________________________

                                        

    EDUCATION 

    BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY Law JD  

    BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY Industrial Organizational Psychology MA  

    BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY Psychology BA  
     

    INTERNSHIPS 

    TELSTAR INTERNATIONAL, White Plains, NY

    Telecommunications Corporation, InHouse Attorney,  
     

    WARNER BROTHERS, New York, NY

    Syndicated Television Program “Celebrity Justice,” Legal Intern,  
     

    HONORABLE MARTIN J. SCHULMAN, Queens, NY

    Supreme Court Justice, Judicial Clerkship,  

    SKILLS 

  • Wellorganized, detailoriented and work well individually and as a team player.
  • Proven ability to effectively handle multitask levels of management responsibility with minimal direction.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and analytical skills.
  • Highly motivated and demonstrate excellent research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant rules and regulations, codes of conduct, etc.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, Windows and other Business Applications.

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