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					                                     Towana Renée Woods
                           1315 Wynnes Ridge Circle, Marietta, Georgia 30067
                              (404) 723-3855 /

              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
professional growth.

Core Strengths

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

Professional Experience

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
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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,
                    and format.
                   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,
                    Morrow, GA
                   Microsoft Certification, expected May, 2010, Javelin Technical Center, Marietta, GA

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