MADISON & ROSAN, LLP Columbus, Ohio
Partner 8/05 - Present
Represent real estate brokerages, agents, auctioneers and appraisers in matters relating to professional standards, contract disputes and litigation. Represent clients in general commercial and residential real estate matters, including contract negotiation, title disputes, zoning/variance applications, foreclosure proceedings and closings. Practice includes services as a real estate license law expert witness and general business litigation.
SWEDLOW, BUTLER, LEWIS, MADISON & DYE, CO., L.P.A. Columbus, Ohio
Associate 12/04 – 8/05
Practice focused on real estate brokerage compliance, administrative law and general business litigation.
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE Columbus, Ohio
Chief Legal Counsel 6/02 – 12/04
Advised the Superintendent of Real Estate on all laws relating to the regulation of real estate brokers, real estate salespeople, real estate appraisers, registration of foreign real estate properties and cemeteries. Served as in-house legal counsel to the Ohio Real Estate Commission, Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board and Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission.
Legal Counsel 7/99 – 6/02
Provided all phases of legal analysis related to professional licensing and certification, testing enforcement, continuing education and foreign real estate registration.
STATE OF OHIO, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR GEORGE V. VOINOVICH Columbus, Ohio
Special Assistant for Personnel 6/97-1/99
Approved and monitored personnel actions for more than 11,800 statewide exempt employee hires and promotions and implemented the Governor’s personnel policy for 27 state agencies, reviewed legislation impacting state personnel issues, attended legislative committee hearings.
Special Assistant for Boards, Commissions and Judgeships 8/95-6/97
Responsible for execution of all gubernatorial appointments to all state boards, commissions, and judicial vacancies. Prepared executive orders, oaths of office and notified new appointees on the Governor’s behalf. Monitored appointee’s senate confirmation and compliance with ethical and financial disclosure laws.
FRANKLIN COUNTY REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Columbus, Ohio
Operations Director 11/93 - 8/95
Managed all business operations including general ledger accounts, financial statements, payroll tax returns and annual budget. Prepared and filed all campaign financial disclosure reports with the Franklin County Board of Elections in accordance with applicable campaign finance laws.