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Nick P

Nick P

Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

New Zealand - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

97% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
971 hours

Flora Huang

Flora Huang

China Corporate and Commercial Attorney

China - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Flora Huang is a leading Shanghai lawyer specializing in international commercial law, contracting and Chinese corporate law. She has successfully handled countless complex corporate matters involving incorporation, M & A, and corporate governance, in addition to serving as general counsel for numerous foreign-invested enterprises. In recognition of her integrity and expertise, Flora has been interviewed on numerous occasions by both Chinese and foreign media, including the China Daily, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Marie Claire, SmartShanghai, SMG, CCTV and France24. Flora graduated from China’s leading East China University of Political Science and Law with an LL.B. in Chinese law specializing in business law. She is admitted to practice law in all of Mainland China and is a member of All China Lawyers Association and the Shanghai Bar Association. She is also Co-founder and Legal Director of China's first "virtual law firm", Ask a Chinese Lawyer (

100% Job Success
$98.00 /hr
0 hours

Lindsey E.

Lindsey E.

Legal Consultant with J.D.

United States - Tests: 6

Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

$23.00 /hr
30 hours

Jill Fultz

Jill Fultz

Experience Adminstrative Assistant

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

QUALIFICTIONS *Polite, respectful, and courteous manners *Responsible, efficient, and flexible *Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly *Competent and reliable professional, committed to top quality work *Versatile and multi-skilled person *Resourceful in solving problems and maximizing resources *Enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated *Skilled in handling the public with diplomacy and professionalism *Demonstrated ability to adapt to new equipment & technology *Research skills * General Bookkeeping *Business Correspondence * Maintaining Calendar & Docketing *Transcribing dictation * Staff Training *Travel Logistics *Records Management SKILLS *In depth knowledge of Microsoft Office suites and internet telephone operations *Relevant experience in software applications such as, Excel, Assess, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note *QuickBooks * Ability to work with several operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 2007 and Windows 8 *Google Document management *Understanding of all Social media marketing accounts such as, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ *Pacer *Summation *Time Management programs *Lexis/Nexis *Westlaw *Rapid Court *TLO *MyCase Software *Quick learner of new software applications. *Word processing – Ability to type 65 words per minute. *All the latest office equipment, such as fax, scanner and copy machine.

67% Job Success
$17.00 /hr
2,125 hours

Debbie H.

Debbie H.

J.D. / Business Admin / QuickBooks

United States - Tests: 5

Dependable, results-oriented professional with a solid track record of consistently meeting and exceeding company goals; highly organized and detail-oriented with an extensive background in the following: Office Management / Administration / Organization Secretarial / Data Entry / Transcription Legal Compliance / Litigation Support Bookkeeping / Payroll / Human Resources For over 20 years I have been providing diverse office services to individuals and businesses (everything from a one-person attorney's office to mid-size construction companies to the nation's largest title companies), for example... ~ Organized and oversaw day-to-day operations of two mid-size companies simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; 6 years ~ Designed and implemented sales tracking program used by national title companies; 18 years ~ Construction office management, including payroll and HR; 13 years I specialize in providing customized services and reports designed to fit each client's unique, specific needs in a cost-effective and timely manner. You want your work to be perfect. So do I. I've been self-employed since 1985, but I'm relatively new to oDesk. Give me a try and I will do my best to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your consideration.

100% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
1,973 hours

Olav M. Underdal

Olav M. Underdal

Patent Practitioner - Technology Consultant

United States - Tests: 2

Registered to practice before the USPTO. Enthusiastic, innovative, and results-oriented patent practitioner and technology executive with broad technical and business background. Strong communicator with proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire at all levels. Focused, hard-working leader with analytical mind-set. Successful manager of strategic innovation and large-scale, complex software, electronics, and technology development. M.S. in Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark with concentrations in Electronics, Software Engineering & Systems Engineering. M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. Co-inventor of 12 United States patents. Professional skills include: Patent Appplication Drafting | Patent Prosecution | Patent Search | Patentability Analysis | Patentability Opinon | Innovation Strategy | Technology Strategy & Roadmap Planning | Software Management | Engineering Management | Program Management | Agile Methodologies

100% Job Success
$83.33 /hr
0 hours

Dainielle M.

Dainielle M.

Experienced Administrator

United States - Tests: 4

I have over 5 years experience in data entry, clerical and administrative duties. As a current graduate student I've also developed keen research skills. I'm always up for a good challenge and I will work diligently and efficiently to complete any task

69% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
7 hours

Stacy Morrison

Expert Paralegal

United Kingdom - Tests: 6

I am a qualified Paralegal. I have been in the legal field for 15 years. I would like to start expanding my career opportunities. I have worked with all of the Microsoft Programs and currently have Microsoft 2007 on my computer. I have extensive computer knowledge and software knowledge. I work great under pressure and have always worked with deadlines.

$5.56 /hr
789 hours

Diana L. Bartolotta

Diana L. Bartolotta

Small Business / Real Estate Counsel

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

Small business / real estate attorney with ten+ years experience. Specialize in closely-held businesses, especially LLCs. Passionate about helping small businesses, entrepreneurs, and real estate investors. Graduated from top-20 law school, and a member of Mensa. Top-rated attorney on several platforms, including UpWork. Practice areas are real estate, contracts, and small business planning & governance. Offer both flat-fee and hourly rates, as well as ongoing outside General Counsel relationships. PRACTICE AREAS: 1. REAL ESTATE LAW: - commercial and residential transactions - lease drafting and lease review - negotiations - Letters of Intent - title searches and title reviews - private lending - lease options - promissory notes - mortgages 2. CONTRACT LAW: - Independent Contractor Agreements - Vendor Agreements - Intellectual Property Agreements / Licensing Agreements - Terms of Service / Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policies - Client Master Services Agreement - Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete Agreements (NDNCA / NDA) - Employment Agreements - Purchase & Sale Agreements - Joint Venture Agreements - contract drafting - contract review and mark-up 3. SMALL BUSINESS LAW: - compliance review and guidance: state, local, and federal laws - business formation and reporting requirements - focus on LLCs - asset protection and entity creation - Operating Agreements - Annual Reports - Business Plans - company policies and handbooks - general counsel / in-house counsel - referrals to (and management of) local counsel and experts, where needed

100% Job Success
$83.33 /hr
193 hours