Corporate Law ∙ Real Estate Law ∙ Securities Law ∙ Real Estate Law ∙ Insurance Law ∙ Litigation
Highly competent and dedicated in-house counsel with extensive transactional law experience. Demonstrated core competencies in corporate formation, corporate governance, mergers, joint ventures, and service contract negotiations and drafting. Expertise in negotiating, drafting, and managing large-scale commercial real estate transactions.
∙Corporate Strategy and Structure∙Corporate Due Diligence
∙Real Estate Due Diligence∙Contract Negotiation and Drafting
∙Joint Venture Opportunities∙Services/Employment Agreements
∙Purchase and Sale Agreements∙Contract Drafting and Management
∙Insurance Defense Litigation∙Discovery Management
∙Excellent Communication Skills∙MS Office and PowerPoint Proficient
Member of Kentucky Bar, District of Columbia Bar.
ARCO Capital, LLC: Dallas, Texas
Vice President/Corporate Counsel (January, 2006-present)
Manage day-to-day operations and provide legal counsel on all residential transactions, due diligence, contract negotiations, and business and teaming agreements.
•Negotiated six-figure employment agreement with California-based property investment group for company’s majority shareholder.
•Performed in-house due diligence and property valuation for student housing properties valuing over $100 million across the United States.
•Served as corporate officer and provided corporate governance since company’s formation in 2006.
Preferred Capital Holdings, LLC: Dallas, Texas
General Counsel (February, 2009-January 2010)
Manage day-to-day operations, maintain all areas of corporate compliance, and provide legal counsel on all multi-family, student housing and retail real estate contract and lease negotiations and due diligence procedures.
•Generated over $20,000 of savings for start-up operations budget during company’s first months of existence by successfully negotiating and executing wide ranging employment and services contracts.
•Secured services agreement for company’s logo design and website design and creation ensuring company satisfaction and timely completion.
•Drafted and executed terms and agreement for joint venture with large private equity and third-party equity partners for student housing real estate projects totaling $26.25 million.
•Negotiated Purchase-and-Sale Agreement for $16.25 million student housing real estate project.
Law Offices of Bruce A. Johnson Jr., LLC: Bowie, Maryland
Associate Attorney (July 2008-June, 2009)
Prepared pleadings and legal memorandums, interviewed clients and witnesses, attended and defended motions and conducted mediations, and conducted legal research.
•Defended motion for equitable claims on behalf of limited liability company against outside party seeking to establish and enforce partnership rights.
•Prepared and successfully argued Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law renewing trial motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict to overturn $2 million jury verdict on partnership rights in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
•Negotiated and secured settlement of claim against insurance provider for insurance coverage under legal malpractice insurance for Virginia law firm.
Adams Law Group: Louisville, Kentucky
Associate Attorney (September, 2007-February, 2008)
Negotiated multiple commercial property leases including both triple-net and gross lease agreements, in addition to managing vanilla box lease agreements for multiple Kentucky commercial enterprises.
•Formed and insured state-specific corporate compliance for multiple Kentucky-based limited liability companies participating in the revitalization of the Highlands area-shopping district.
•Served as corporate counsel for both medical complex and condominium regimes in Louisville medical district.
Coleman, Lochmiller & Bond: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Associate Attorney (May, 2006-August, 2007)
Litigated insurance defense cases, conducted depositions, attended court hearings and motion hours, and prepared legal memoranda and pleadings.
•Negotiated and secured regular installment payments for over 25 subrogation cases on behalf of automobile insurance provider.
•Managed a working caseload of over 50 files from the first day of admission to the Kentucky Bar.
•Regularly prepared and argued in-court motions across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
•Litigated a case against the United States Army in the Western District of Kentucky as a first-year associate.
Global Sports Management Group: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Consultant (June, 2006-Present)
Maintain company website, and market clients to professional sports franchises.
•Integral member of sports agency that has signed four NFL players out of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the past two years, all of whom were not invited to the NFL Rookie Combine.
•Negotiated services agreement with local video company for production and marketing of company clients to NFL and MLB franchises.
Community Tax Aide: Washington, DC
Tax Reviewer/E-Filer (January, 2009-April, 2009)
Reviewed all project site tax records and electronically filed income taxes for low-income families.
•Served as reviewer and e-filer for over 1,500 tax returns for underserved, low-income individuals and families in the D.C. area.
•Established a time-efficient and effective review and filing system to complete all records maintenance within three days of electronically filing tax returns with the IRS.
SBDCNet (a branch of the Small Business Administration): San Antonio, Texas
TSA III/Researcher (May, 2001-August, 2003)
Performed cost-effective research to fulfill small business information requests from counselors and entrepreneurs located at Small Business Development Centers and Small located across the United States.
•Recipient of Outstanding Researcher Award for most packets produced: June, 2003.
•Recipient of Outstanding Researcher Award for most packets produced: May, 2003.
University of Dallas: Dallas, Texas
Candidate for MBA: anticipated graduation date: May, 2011
University of Louisville – Brandeis School of Law: Louisville, Kentucky
•Managing Editor: 2005-2006 Brandeis Law Journal.
•Member: 2004-2005 Brandeis Law Journal.
•Recipient of 2003-2004, 2004-2005, and 2005-2006 Dean’s Scholar Award.
Trinity University: San Antonio, Texas
B.S. Business Administration & Communications (dual major)
•Recipient of 2001 Trinity University Football Most Inspirational Player Award.
•Trinity University Football – 4-year letterman.
•Trinity University Baseball – 2-year letterman.
2007-2008 Young Lawyer Division 2nd District Representative (Kentucky Bar Association).
German (read and write).