Scales of Justice M. W. Cockrell & Associates
Attorneys & Counselors

Legal Services to the
Oil, Gas and Energy Client:
U.S. and International
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  • M.W. Cockrell & Associates, Houston, Texas, Paralegal/Office Manager
  • U.S. Restaurant Properties, Investment Supervisor
    • Supervised commercial purchases of restaurant sites
    • Evaluated property
    • Drafted transactional documents, title and survey review/objections
    • Closed transactions
  • Safeco Land Title, Escrow Officer and Closer
    • Handled issuance of title commitments/policies
    • Reviewed surveys
    • Resolved title issues
    • Searched public records
    • Processed closing statements
    • Handled disbursements and escrow of funds
    • Drafted closing documents
    • Recorded documents in official public records
  • Gibson & Cockrell, Paralegal
    • Document review/revision/drafting
    • Due diligence
    • Title matters
    • Law library
    • Legal research
  • Travelers Insurance Company (now Travelers Real Estate Investment Company), Senior Investment Paralegal/Deputy Supervisor
    • Handled loan closings, modifications and workouts
    • Drafting of instruments
    • Bankruptcy - drafting initial demand letter through foreclosure sale
  • Jenkins & Gilchrist, Attorneys at Law, Dallas, Real Estate Section, Paralegal
    • Review of property survey, title commitment, insurance certificates/policies
    • Document review and revision
    • Loan and title closing.
  • Executive Secretary to President and Chairman of Industrial America, Inc. (Financial Holding Company, Jacksonville, Florida)
  • Senior Secretary to Corporate Manager of Sales, AMF Tuboscope, Inc., Houston
  • 1983 Honor Graduate of Southwestern Paralegal Institute (accredited and approved by the American Bar Association)
    • Graduated top of class with "A" average
    • Intensive courses in litigation, business organizations, taxation, domestic relations, legal research, accounting, real estate, probate and trusts
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Education, 1970, University of Houston
    • Course requirements included accounting, finance, business law, management, marketing and economics
  • Jesse H. Jones High School, Class of 1964
    • National Honor Society
    • Top 5% of class
  • Dale Carnegie Institute Course in Public Relations-Speaking (1989)
  • Certified Professional Secretary - 1973
    • Certification granted upon completion of rigorous, six-part examination
    • Interpersonal relations
    • Business math
    • Management
    • Business skills and procedures
    • Business law
  • Certificate of Teaching Proficiency - State of Texas
  • Chairman of Missions Support - First Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas
    • Organization and administration of church-wide mission fund-raising programs
  • Tutor/Counselor: tutoring foreign students in the English language
  • Hospitality Chairman, North Highlands Bible Church
    • Responsible for organization and administration of church-wide fellowships, receptions and major fund-raisers
  • Furnished upon request
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