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MParro - Resume

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MParro - Resume

  1. 1. MARIA PARRO Email Address: maryparro@rogers.com Home No. 905-507-6603 Cell No. 416-356-3458 EDUCATION: Central Commerce High School Completed Four Year Business and Commercial Program EXPERIENCE: THERAPURE BIOPHARMA INC. (Pharmaceutical Company) Contract Job (March 2015 to September 2015) Duties: working as a Legal Assistant with the Law Clerk participating in various legal services including reviewing and preparing confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, master service agreements, quality agreements, approval forms; sending out for signatures; updating of summary lists, legal research, gathering of necessary data and filing of documents. Attending to and tracking legal documents signed by the Company; recording expiry dates and commitments on Database and Access programs. Updating Database and Access programs with respect to all new documents to be added to the systems. Preparing expense reports. Providing support to the CFO and other managers of the Company as needed. MARBERG LIMITED on contract for MCAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (Mortgage Company) (September, 2014 to January, 2015) (Corporate Compliance Assistant) Duties: working on contract as a corporate compliance assistant assisting the Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for a publicly traded company. Preparing and amending resolutions, preparing incumbency certificates; prepare filings on TSX and SEDI; reporting changes to OSFI; preparing licensing documents for new and existing mortgage brokers; working on LCMS system adding and deleting changes to the different Acts in each province across Canada; assisting in the preparation for the quarterly board meetings and providing any other additional support in the Compliance Department.
  2. 2. P a g e | 2 MARBERG LIMITED on contract for AIG INSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA (Insurance Company) (November, 2013 to June, 2014) (Legal Assistant – Insurance Company) Duties: working on contract as a legal assistant, assisting 2 lawyers and 2 individuals in the Compliance Department. Preparing all regulatory filings in all the provinces across Canada including preparation of Annual Returns for the corporation and 2 subsidiaries and all licence filings across Canada. Assembling documents for the quarterly corporation meetings. Downloading documents on BoardVantage program for all the quarterly meetings, preparing booklets for each department meeting on BoardVantage and sending out to all the directors and officers. Providing secretarial and administrative support, confirming and establishing appointments and meetings and providing any additional support to the Legal and Compliance Department. FASKEN DuMOULIN MARTINEAU (Law Firm) June, 2002 to February, 2013 (Legal Assistant – Competition Law and Corporate/Commercial) Duties: working as a legal assistant, assisting 2 Business Law Professionals, working for the head of the Competition Law Group and an associate. Providing support with respect to typing legal documents such as agreements, resolutions and correspondence; reporting to clients; answer and screen calls and provide assistance to clients in answering routine questions; maintain accurate and up-to-date records concerning administrative information on accounting, docketing, preparing expense reports, making travel arrangements; processing significant billings and filing aspects of client accounts on behalf of lawyer. FOGLER, RUBINOFF (Law Firm) December, 2001 to May, 2002 (Legal Assistant – Business Law) Duties: acting as Secretary to an associate and two law clerks in the Business Finance Department including providing complete secretarial and administrative support; confirming and establishing appointments, meetings, conferences; transcribe and type legal documents such as agreements, assisting in putting together documents for bank financings, preparing reports, filing PPSA registrations, preparing closing binders and any relevant correspondence; answer and screen calls and provide assistance to clients in answering routine questions; maintain accurate and up-to-date records concerning administrative information on accounting, docketing, billing and filing aspects of client accounts; meeting and dealing with clients on behalf of lawyer.
  3. 3. P a g e | 3 BORDEN, LADNER, GERVAIS (Law Firm) November, 2000 to February, 2001 (Legal Assistant – Financial Services and Commercial Real Estate) Duties: acting as Secretary to a partner in the Financial Services Department including providing complete secretarial and administrative support; confirming and establishing appointments, meetings, conferences; transcribe and type legal documents such as agreements, resolutions and correspondence; answer and screen calls and provide assistance to clients in answering routine questions; maintain accurate and up-to-date records concerning administrative information on accounting, docketing, billing and filing aspects of client accounts; meeting and dealing with clients on behalf of lawyer. GOWLING, STRATHY & HENDERSON (Law Firm) January, 1993 to April, 2000 (Legal Assistant – Corporate/Commercial and Securities) Duties: acting as Secretary in a share arrangement to two partners and an associate in the Corporate/Commercial Department including providing complete secretarial and administrative support; confirming and establishing appointments, meetings, conferences; transcribe and type legal documents such as agreements, resolutions and correspondence; assisting in joint venture transactions; preparing information circulars, prospectuses; preparing filings for public companies in Canada and U.S.; assisting in corporate reorganizations, mergers, etc.; answer and screen calls and provide assistance to clients in answering routine questions; maintain accurate and up-to-date records concerning administrative information on accounting, docketing, billing and filing aspects of client accounts; meeting and dealing with clients on behalf of lawyer. McMILLAN BINCH (Law Firm) May, 1989 to September, 1992 Followed Bryan Coleman here (Legal Assistant – Corporate/Commercial) Duties: acted as Secretary to Senior Partner including providing complete secretarial and administrative assistance, co-ordinating lawyer’s schedule including establishing and confirming appointments, meeting, receptions, conferences, dinners and travel arrangements; transcribe and prepare legal documents such as agreements, resolutions and correspondence; answer and screen calls from clients and with respect to routine questions and meeting and dealing with clients on behalf of lawyer.
  4. 4. P a g e | 4 WESTBRIDGE COMPUTER CORPORATION (Computer Leasing Company) September, 1986 to May, 1989 Followed Bryan Coleman here (Legal Assistant – Computer Leasing Contracts) Duties: acted as Contract Administrator with respect to preparing and filing of computer leases; preparing security agreements, promissory notes and lease agreements; recording leases on Database III system; maintaining and keeping lease files up-to-date; also provided assistance to Controller with respect to interviewing and hiring of secretarial staff and maintaining relationship with secretarial staff. KEYSER, MASON, BALL (Law Firm) January, 1981 to September, 1986 (Legal Assistant – Corporate/Commercial) Duties: acted as Personal Secretary to the Managing Partner (Bryan Coleman) of the firm including providing lawyer with complete secretarial and administrative support; co-ordinate lawyer’s schedule including establishing and confirming appointments, meetings, receptions, conferences, dinners; transcribe and type legal documents such as agreements, resolutions and correspondence; answer and screen calls and provide assistance to clients in answering routine questions; maintain accurate and up-to-date records concerning administrative information on accounting, docketing, billing and filing aspects of client accounts; meeting and dealing with clients on behalf of lawyer. SKILLS: Typing 100 w.p.m., shorthand, 100 w.p.m., Microsoft Windows 8, Word 7.0, Powerpoint 7.0, Excel 7.0, Word 10, Excel 10, Powerpoint 10, Outlook 10, Hummingbird DMS Elite, Webview, Document Management filing system, Access; Maestro contact lists, SEDI, SharePoint and BoardVantage. HOBBIES: Reading, bike riding, volleyball and baseball. REFERENCES: Upon request. -

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