Towana Renée Woods
1315 Wynnes Ridge Circle, Marietta, Georgia 30067
(404) 723-3855 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated to providing superior, uninterrupted administrative support to
legal and non-legal staff.
Confident, articulate, and results-oriented paraprofessional offering a strong foundation of education and
experience. Creative, organized, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and highly motivated with a proven record of
success in prioritizing and processing heavy workflow without supervision. Committed to personal and
Commercial Mortgage Transactions Real Property Transactional Due Diligence
UCC Compliance and Lien Search Summarization Title Policy and Document Review
Bankruptcy and Foreclosures Procedures Research and Support
Exceptional Organizational and Computer Skills Client/Trial Preparation
Master level proficiency in MS Office Detailed contract and lease abstractor
02/06-10/08 Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, Commercial Mortgage Paralegal, Atlanta, GA
Tracked matters to completion for multi-million dollar commercial mortgage
transactions. Maintained and updated legal records, prepared first draft of account
agreements, legal opinions and other pre-closing and post-closing due diligence,
extracted from promissory notes, leases and varied real property vesting documents.
Ordered documents and information required for closing such as Title Examinations,
Surveys, Termite Inspection Letters, Hazard Insurance, Homeowners Association or
Condo Letters, and Mortgage Payoff Letters and ensured timely receipt of the required
Prepared Quit Claim Deeds, UCC Financing Statements, Proofs of Claims, and
Citations, Notice of Sale, Affidavits, Defaults, Notice of Actions, PT-61 Real Estate
Transfer Tax Forms and other legal documents of a routine nature.
Conducted, and summarized lien search results, ordered title reports, prepared title
commitments and legal descriptions.
Coordinated post-closing follow-up including recording documents, obtaining
necessary cancellation documents, organizing and indexing files and overseeing
preparation of closing documents binders.
Provided Patent and Trademark litigation support by conducting complex on-line and
text-based legal research for use by assigned attorneys. Assisted with case investigation
and trial preparation. Researched local, state and federal law as pertains to legal issues.
Created, organized and marked exhibit notebooks, enlarged charts and photographs,
and arranged for duplication of tapes and videos.
Towana Renée Woods
06/01-11/05 Orix Financial Services, Inc., Legal Assistant, Kennesaw, GA
Provided executive administrative support to the VP of Credit, i.e. calendar
maintenance, scheduled meetings, and arranged travel for staff, including scheduling
transportation and making hotel reservations, completed expense reports, answered
phones, maintained highly confidential information, acted as the backup to the
Executive Legal Secretary.
Composed and typed routine letters, memoranda and other documents; prepared
spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
Proofread and corrected prepared materials for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation,
Maintained database of service and vendor contracts; circulated contracts to and
discussed contracts with different departments for revisions.
Interacted with legal, credit, sales, operations and customer service personnel
maintaining a high standard of internal support and assistance by compiling and
distributing weekly reports.
09/98-02/00 Bank of America, Credit Documentation Administrator, Alpharetta, GA
Prepared pre-funding documentation for execution by customers while ensuring all
credit approval conditions were met, and provided service to clients post funding.
Followed-up with Legal regarding documentation and perfection issues.
Completed contract set-up and booking forms in accordance with the terms of
approved credit/documentation package while ensuring booking issues were resolved.
Compiled and distributed weekly operating reports, maintained spreadsheets, databases
and organizational charts, coordinated meetings and events, managed timekeeping, as
well as invoicing.
11//96-08/98 SunTrust Capital Markets, Securities Specialist, Atlanta, GA
Prepared and filed Form 144 with the SEC, calculated market values on interest
payments, reconciled securities and cash movement with trade confirmations, compiled
and distributed weekly reports, maintained spreadsheets and databases.
Reconciled daily settlement of trades with the Depository Trust Company, received
bonds, mortgage pools, and repurchase agreements.
B.S., Business Management (cum laude), April 2005, Shorter College, Rome, GA
Licensed Real Estate Agent, Georgia
ABA approved Paralegal Certification, expected May, 2010, Clayton State University,
Microsoft Certification, expected May, 2010, Javelin Technical Center, Marietta, GA