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Overview

A senior paralegal, Leslie has more than three decades of real estate experience and extensive knowledge of complex national commercial real estate transactions.

Leslie works with attorneys on behalf of borrowers, lenders, developers, landlords, tenants, purchasers and sellers in connection with acquisitions, sales, leases, developments, financing and foreclosures. She has been involved in numerous multistate, multisite transactions, including preparation of closing timelines and checklists, and organization and management of documentation.

Clients appreciate Leslie’s deep and unique experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining the firm, she held positions as a national commercial loan closer and a national commercial escrow closer. Today, Leslie collaborates closely with clients, attorneys, title officers and surveyors. She finds the detective work of due diligence gratifying, knowing it allows clients to concentrate on their business while legal teams ensure transactions are accurate and complete.


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Recognition

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Education

  • B.A., Webster University
    • Management with an Emphasis in Real Estate
  • Associate's Degree, St. Louis Community College
    • Legal Studies for the Paralegal
  • Associate's Degree, St. Louis Community College
    • General Transfer Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Notary Public
Experience
  • Served as lead paralegal in multilender representation of ongoing $35 million revolving credit facility.
  • Acted as lead paralegal in purchase and development of nonprofit resale stores and fast-food restaurants, among others.
  • Facilitated lender representation during purchase and construction of private water and sewer facilities, acting as lead paralegal.
  • Routinely assisted in drafting commercial real estate documentation for acquisitions, sales and refinances.
  • Regularly performed extensive analysis of title commitments, surveys and legal descriptions, including preparation of title/survey objection letters and clearance of title issues.
  • Operationally prepared foreclosure documentation, including publication and announcement of trustee sales at courthouse.
  • Regularly conducting due diligence investigations and lien searches, and prepared and filed Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements.
  • Routinely retrieved corporate documentation and preparing organizational consents and certificates.
  • Assisted with title research, and trust and estate real estate matters.
Outside the Office

Leslie enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. The family gets together to relax on their rural property complete with a private pond.

Community Leadership

Leslie contributes her legal skills to help the less fortunate.

She donates her paralegal skills to a variety of nonprofit organizations that serve the poor, children and others in need.