Resume

EDUCATION & RESEARCH

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor Candidate

  • Business Law Certificate Program
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Dealmaking Fundamentals in Entertainment Law
  • Sworn-in student attorney for the Transactional Law Clinic; assisting in entity formation, compliance, Fall 2016
  • Executive Editor, Mississippi Sports Law Review, Note on application of securities law to fantasy sports transactions
  • Honor Council, Investigation Committee Chair, and 1L, 2L & 3L Elected Member
  • Conduct Hearing Officer, Conflict Management Externship, Fall 2015
  • Research Assistant, University of Mississippi School of Law Conduct Code with Dean of Students, Summer 2015
  • Research Assistant, legal textbook: What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law, Spring 2015

COLORADO COLLEGE
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature – Thesis: Concepts of Race in Edgar Allan Poe

  • Class of 2012
  • Honor Council, Member (4years), Officer (3.5years)
  • Varsity Lacrosse (1.5 years), Club Rugby (2 years)

THE BOLLES SCHOOL
High School Diploma

  • Class of 2008
  • Varsity Lacrosse;   J.V. Cross Country
  • MACBETH, King Duncan (2006);  ALICE IN WONDERLAND, varietas (2008)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PURCELL, FLANAGAN, HAY & GREENE, P.A.

  • Summer Associate
  • Estate planning practice rooted in providing holistic family-office solutions, corporate strategies, wealth transfers
  • Stenographed client conferences; drafted intra-office action plans to direct paralegal drafting of planning packages
  • Frequently teamed with associates to tackle questions of taxation and fiduciary duties for senior partner inquiries
  • Created “best-practices” memos on avoiding self-dealing in private foundations, foreign disregarded entities, etc

FISHER, TOUSEY, LEAS & BALL, P.A.

  • Summer Associate
  • Rapid research-to-draft IRS supplemental statements and forms to mitigate assessed or proposed penalties
  • Drafted statement for argument to non-assess a $950K willful neglect employment tax penalty
  • Interviewed clients to steer research to most advantageous and accurate responses to IRS claimed deficiencies
  • Coordinated response to international tax filing deficiency: legal research to spreadsheets to sealed envelopes

VITA TAX PROGRAM EXTERNSHIP

  • Return Preparer – Certified Advanced, Foreign, Military, Health Care
  • Program to assist eligible taxpayers in satisfying their tax responsibilities by providing free tax return preparation
  • Interview taxpayers to determine liabilities and credits with the goal of creating the best possible outcome

FOLIO LITERARY MANAGEMENT, LLC 

  • Agent Intern
  • Researched and pitched talent acquisitions and book concepts in memos and weekly team conference calls
  • Reviewed and reported on fiction manuscripts and nonfiction proposals for supervising agent

OFFICE OF ST. JOHNS COUNTY ATTORNEY 

  • Legal Intern
  • Fast paced General Counsel’s office for $500M entity lead by locally elected Board of County Commissioners
  • Averaged 3 pages of legal memos daily on who can do what, when, how, and why, within the County
  • Publicly presented a controversial ordinance, answered for County Attorney during questioning
  • Drafted letter to citizen, motion to parties in a contract dispute, and a moratorium ordinance

COOPER RIDGE, P.A. 

  • Summer Associate
  • Banking and commercial litigation law firm with a focus on arbitration and mediation
  • Organized evidence for and drafted: motion, response to motions, requests for production and admissions
  • Wrote intra-office memos and inter-office memos, sent to co-counsel for review
  • Helped supervising attorney prepare for depositions and mediations

NOVEL INNOVATION, LLC

  • Corporate Governance Intern
  • Mobile app start-up emphasizing business to consumer sales communications and management
  • Strategized with co-founders to draft and negotiate Liquidation of Interest Agreements for exiting members
  • Structured and ultimately, advised against acquisition agreement terms by competitor
  • Reworked LLC operating agreement terms

Additional Qualifications

  • Grant writing certification class from The Foundation Center, Fall 2011
  • English as a Second Language teacher in Rabat, Morocco during Fall 2010

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