Attorney at Law
- Commercial Lease
- Home Owner Associations
- Property Management Contract
- Real Estate Financing
- Real Estate Foreclosure
- Real Estate Investment Compliance
- Real Estate LLC
- Residential Lease
- Tenant Dispute
- Tenant Eviction
- Other Real Estate Matter
Emalfarb, Swan & Bain
Aug 2010 - Present
Led compliance team to ensure compliance with legal and client requirements for 50 states across the country. Managed outside counsel on various legal matters. Communicated with outside counsel to monitor progress on litigation matters.
Excellent working knowledge on lien compliance, preparation and filing of mechanic liens. Representation of general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in prosecuting, defending against, and resolving claims, including lien claims, bond claims.
Develop strategic analysis around clients’ businesses in order to better serve their needs and compliance.
Strengthen business relationships with clients to create long-term partners.
Subsequent to Orleans Homebuilders, Inc. filing for bankruptcy protection in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court, I obtained a secured creditor status on behalf of a client. Due to the secured creditor status, the client received its full claim amount. Successfully defended and negotiated against demands for return of alleged preferential payments in the same matter.
Successfully defended a lawsuit brought under the Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure Report where the complaint alleged failure to disclose alleged known material defects.
Completed numerous closings on behalf of the purchaser and seller, as well as an approved title agent for Chicago Title and Proper Title.
United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Legal Intern, Appeals and Legal Advisory Division
Feb 2014 - May 2014
Created by the United Nations, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established for the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994.
Assigned to Augustin Ngirabatware's Disclosure Project. Combed through various evidentiary databases and compiled a list of exculpatory and mitigating evidence. Reviewed case law and incorporated jurisprudence into the United Nations ICTR Digest. Formatted and entered the data into Excel to later be delivered to Augustin Ngirabatware's attorneys.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Aug 2010 - Jan 2014
I have been delivering needed services to Cook County homeowners in crisis as early as possible once the foreclosure process begins.
During the mediation process, I work with lenders to get a loan modification, consent judgment, deed-in-lieu, or other compromise; however, in the event that mediation is unsuccessful, work with lender for a dignified exit for the client.
I have helped families with contested and non-contested divorces.