Administrative Assistant

RESUME David J. Card 3355 E. Rainbow Lane Highland, California 92346 Cell: (909) 556-6426 email: Summary of Experience: Over thirty (30) plus years of title related work in the title insurance industry as a title searcher, title examiner, title officer, searching supervisor, customer service, document locator and poster, along with Ten (10) years of Administrative/Legal Assistant (Paralegal) experience Senior Commercial/Subdivision Title Searcher/Examiner Search and examine real property records for Central California Counties (Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Kings & Madera) and many Southern California Counties (Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Imperial and some San Diego) to determine liens, assessments, or other “cloudsâ€, that would hinder or inhibit the sale of or loan to specific property being considered for subdivision and commercial development. Performed activities that supported and assured that the title insurance provided by the underwriting company certified a clear and uninhibited title. Operated computers, microfiche reader/printers, copy machines, in the search/examination process. Job Summary: • Abstracting county records for commercial and/or residential properties in multiple counties; Examine chain of Title for Residential properties; Examination of title to real property, ranging in complexity, to determine status and to establish chain of title • Review title search reports and their documentation in a timely and thorough manner • Verify that the information in the title search and accompanying documentation is accurate and complete so they can provide accurate title information to client data base. • Resolve any issues such as missing information, incomplete, inaccurate or contradictory information contained in the title documentation. • Abstract and analyze deeds, deeds of trust/mortgages, easements, judgments, tax assessments, mineral reservations, and other applicable instruments; • Verifying ownership and encumbrances of real property • Reviewing reports for accuracy. Title Specialist Promotion from closed files storage supervisor to assist lead attorney with land acquisition and construction title work. Review and analysis of all preliminary title reports. backup documents, and ALTA Surveys to determine appropriate title treatment and resolutions. Closed Files Storage Supervisor Data entry; file maintenance/retrieval of law firm file storage facility for prestigious law firm having legal records dating back to World War II. Responsible for pickup and or coordination of delivery of files as required by staff attorneys. Administrative/Legal Assistant (Paralegal) Supervise the delinquent Assessment/Special Tax payoff/payment plan department. Processing tasks related to telephone/mail/e-mail inquiries relating to delinquent property assessments from property owners, title/escrow/lender institutions and our clients. Prepare and setup payoff letters and payment plans in conjunction with client guidelines. Monitor and manage payoff letters/payment plans. Review and input title search and litigation guarantee information into database. Draft and prepare the following documents: (1) summons, complaint and lis pendens (2) “doe†amendments (3) dismissals and withdrawal of lis pendens (4) disclaimer of interest (5) stipulation in lieu of foreclosure payment plans (6) stipulation for entry of judgment payment plans, and (7) attorney drafted stipulations. Computer Experience Proficient in the following Computer software programs: FAST, TRD, DATATREE, EWB (Examiners Work Bench) Windows 7, Windows XP; Windows 95 & Windows 98; Symantic Corps. Q&A 4.0 for Windows; Legal Solutions Pro-Forma; Word Perfect (6.1,7 & 8. Customer Service Processed customer requests for document duplication, tax data, and folder information for respective properties. Handled public inquiries and complaints, which were responded to or referred to the appropriate department. Interfaced with sales staff to share information or data on corporate accounts. Transported, picked-up and delivered documents between company offices. Wrote up customer orders, performed outside sales, developed and presented product demonstrations, and billed customers. Developed training and informational manuals for staff and customers. Performed quality control to assure value-added customer service. Document Analysis and Research Analyzed and interpreted corporate documents, legal briefs, correspondence, and archival texts. Utilized assessors parcel maps. Thomas Bros. maps, title documents, and associated documents in the title search process. Researched titles, county recorder records, tax records, and related records to determine status of subject title. Utilized computer software to review and investigate records pertaining to title searches and examinations. Processed documents to be recorded. Witnessed trustee sale auctions and responsible for product flow. Title Search/Examination Examined and searched property titles to determine liens, assessments, or other “cloudsâ€, that would hinder or inhibit the sale of or loan to specific property. Performed activities that supported and assured that the title insurance provided by the underwriting company certified a clear and uninhibited title. Operated computers, microfiche reader/printers, typewriters, copy machines, and postage meters, in the search/examination process. Ordered indemnity letters from other title companies and plotted easements. Maintained a log of title examiner’s mistakes, to determine error patterns and implement corrective measures. Responsible for high liabilities, commercial and industrial projects. Acted as liaison with escrow offices, banks, other lenders, mortgage companies and various other title companies. Trained new employees on title search/examination procedures. Mobile Catering Drove assigned catering routes to provide prepared food products for corporate and residential clients. Ordered food and drink products to maintain inventory supplies. Maintained cash box and collected funds for purchased goods. Responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of the assigned catering vehicle. Reconciled collected funds and inventory sold at the end of each day. Complied with state health and safety codes for the storage and sale of prepared foods and drink. Sales Responsible for providing outside services to corporate clients requiring office products. Prepared and presented sales presentations in individual and group settings on the benefits of purchasing the products. Wrote-up orders for desired product, developed invoices for proper billing, and followed up on completed sales. Made cold call visits and scheduled appointments on established accounts. Researched market studies on customer needs and product offered from competing companies. Purchasing Performed the duties of a buyer for various items and filled inventory needs of the company. Researched cost and order catalogs to determine best price for needed goods. Acquired requisitioned items from a variety of vendors and suppliers. Maintained financial and inventory records to assure cost control and follow budget limits. Reviewed billing and invoices to monitor consistency with goods and supplies ordered. Retail Performed the duties if a cashier and customer service clerk to assist the public in identifying and securing product needs. Prepared and packaged specialized product customer requests. Ordered supplies to replace purchased goods. Responded to questions and complaints from the public. Reviewed inventory status and stock on-hand. Unloaded trucks to replenish inventory bins and store shelves. Work Experience ______________________________________________________________________________ Senior Commercial Title Searcher/Examiner for Central California Counties, along with Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange & Los Angeles Counties 04/06 to 09/08/2015 - First American Title Insurance Company - Rancho Cucamonga ​ Title Specialist/Closed Files Storage Supervisor​03/00 to 03/06 - Gresham, Savage, Nolan & ​Tilden, L.L.P. – San Bernardino Title Examiner​06/02 to 07/03 - Diversified Title and Services (2nd Job – Part Time Help) Administrative/Legal Assistant Paralegal ​11/95 to 2/00 - Owen & Bradley - Rialto Title Examiner ​05/94 to 01/95 - Master Financial Inc. - Orange Title Examiner ​03/93 to 05/94 - United Title Co. - Colton Title Examiner ​10/91 to 03/93 - Fidelity Title Co. - Riverside Quality Control Officer ​12/88 to 10/91 - Continental Lawyers Title - ​San Bernardino Title Examiner ​05/88 to 12/88 - North American Title – Colton Title Examiner ​05/85 to 05/88 –Ticor Title Insurance Co. – San Bernardino ​ Searcher/Examiner, Title Officer, Supervisor ​04/83 to 05/85 - Stewart Title Ontario - San ​Bernardino Title Searcher ​05/81 to 04/83 - Orange Coast Title - San ​Bernardino/Upland Title Searcher/Examiner ​12/77 to 05/81 - Title Insurance & Trust Co. - ​San Bernardino Caterer ​06/77 to 12/77 - Mobile Lunch - Fontana Office Product Salesman​ 01/77 to 06/77 - Angle & Babbage Riverside Buyer ​06/74 to 06/77 - Campus Crusade for Christ - ​San Bernardino Retail Clerk ​09/72 to 06/74 - Hughes Paint Co. - San ​Bernardino Retail Clerk ​06/74 to 06/74 - Osgood Paint Co. - San ​Bernardino Clerks Helper ​02/70 to 06/74 - Alpha Beta Market - Rialto Education __________________________________________________________________________________ High School Graduate Dwight D. Eisenhower High School Rialto Associate of Arts Degree (Business Concentration) San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Pastoral Studies Calvary Chapel Bible College Twin Peaks/Murrieta, CA Graduate of School of Paralegal Studies - Professional Career Development Institute Atlanta, GA

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  • Location: Highland, CA , 92346

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