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A corporate lawyer is an attorney who deals with clients or employers about legal rights and obligations. They may represent businesses and organizations in either criminal or civil court cases. A corporate lawyer may also be a full-time company employee. If you are in need of visual guidance when it comes to crafting your resume, have a look at the corporate lawyer resume sample below.

Nilda Vasquez
2921 Oakmound Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 – 111-111-2222 – nvasquez@dac.org


Very talented professional possessing eight years of experience as an attorney in a corporate environment. An effective communication expert possessing highly trained writing and oral skills. Capable for executing the strong drafting of documents as well as negotiating contracts. Strong decision-making skills help toward successful resolutions. Broad acquired law knowledge along with working credentials who has been utilized in a variety of different legal scenarios. Quite proficient in handling all real estate law scenarios specific to contracts. Expert at developing winning negotiation strategies.

Professional Experience

Tootsie Roll Industries, Chicago, IL 2003 - Present
In-House Consulting

• Provide legal consulting services for international confectionary company, primarily in subjects concerning contract and documentation review, preparation and team negotiation.
• Review company investment guidelines, contracts, hard copy and digital correspondence as well as other materials from wholesale, retail and institutional accounts to ensure sustaining compliance activities.
• Perform document reviews assisting with evaluation of large asset purchase transactions. Review company leases, incentive program agreements and joint ventures, distribution, licensing and credit transaction contracts plus more.
• Negotiate and draft commercial real estate sales and leasing transactions. Review drafts and negotiate mortgage refinancing and consolidation agreements.

William Wrigley, Jr, Co., Chicago, IL 1999 - 2002
In-house Counsel

• Reviewed, drafted, negotiated and modified service and strategic alliance contracts with partners and vendors, non-compete agreements, internet-related transactions and more.
• Provided advice on intellectual property, labor relations, real estate transactions and negotiation strategies.
• Supervised activities for sub-contracted lawyers and legal/administrative personnel.
• Conducted training sessions concerning changes in local, state and federal changes in real estate law.

Robert R. Thomas, Supreme Court Justice, Second District, Springfield, IL
Summer Intern – 1997, 1998

• Reviewed briefs and motions as an intern in the office of an Illinois Supreme Court Justice.


University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor, 1999

• Member, Labor and Employment Law Journal
• Member, Real Estate Law Society
• Research Assistant in Real Estate Law conducting research for publications, preparing materials for speeches paper delivered at the annual Real Estate law conference in Colorado Springs.

DePaul University, Chicago, IL
BS in Real Estate Business Management, 1996

• Graduated in top 10 of class
• Pell Grant Recipient
• Member Phi Beta Kappa


Illinois State Bar licensed
Michigan State Bar licensed
Indiana State Bar licensed
Wisconsin State Bar licensed
Licensed Real Estate Broker

Professional Organizations

• Illinois Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Contract Law sections)
• Chicago Bar Association
• The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago
• Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Community Involvement

Pro bono work for Chicago Home for Hope Women’s Shelters


Fluent in Spanish and German, conversational in Russian

Technical Skills

MS Office, WordPerfect, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, Internet

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