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Pablito Omamalin

Pablito Omamalin

article writer/data encoder/data entry/

Philippines - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

My goal in entering this online job is to showcase my capacity on whatever tasks given to me by my clients. Thus, i am well sure to serve my utmost time and priority in every transaction I am in. I am obligated in every duty I'm asked to do as long as it could meet my time and capabilites. I am willing to coordinate with every client who is going to hire me. Though honestly I dont have yet any employment experiences considering that this will be my first time in online jobs, I'm enough confident that I can endure any pressures that my future transactions will do. Furthermore, I believe that my capacities are well enough and considerable to engage in this type of business/job. Thanks much!

100% Job Success
$4.00 /hr
1,256 hours

Diana C.

Diana C.

Legal Expert

Belgium - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

I am a strong, detail oriented attorney with over 14 years of experience in legal field. I have extensive experience in corporate law including contract drafting, review and revision. I have represented numerous online, start-up, real estate and software companies over the years and have been handling countless contracts and issues associated with their businesses. I also represented some of the most important retail companies from Romania. I have experience handling various litigation issues ranging anywhere from the early beginning stages, to the final conclusion. Legal competencies: - Possessing the ability to convincingly present a case in court; - Good knowledge of civil, criminal, public, bankruptcy and administrative law; - Understanding of contracts, government regulations, intellectual property rights, patents etc; - Knowledge of internet, tax and corporate law; - Experience of supporting vulnerable clients; - Knowledge of effective file management procedures. Personal competencies: - Ability to balance priorities and co-ordinate work effectively; - Leadership skills; - Excellent analytical skills; - Ability to stay calm under pressure; - Can analyze large amounts of information; - Good written and spoken communication skills; - Client care skills; Sound judgment; Organized and efficient; - Good project management and team building skills.

71% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
47 hours

Timothy Wake

Timothy Wake

Legal Consultant / Barrister (unregistered)

United Kingdom - Tests: 1

I am a lawyer working for a law firm in Brighton and specialise in Commercial, Contract, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Aviation, Family, IP and Criminal Law. Expert in contract and agreements, intellectual property and company / business law litigation, employment and international law. I can also represent clients in the Employment Tribunal. Business start-ups, business advice and legal documents examined, amended or drawn up. I also regularly practice in giving general advice in all common law fields including Crime, Family Law, Employment and Personal Injury. My work is of the highest calibre and very efficient. I am available for a conference via Skype or to be instructed by email.

$55.00 /hr
11 hours

Maria Rollet Guieb

Maria Rollet Guieb

Web Researcher - Data Entry Specialist

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

Hi! I 'm an efficient freelancer. My objective is to seek for an opportunity to work as a Freelancer. I have been working behind the desk for almost 10 years, and I would like to venture into working for clients here on Odesk. My skills include transcriptionist, web researcher, data entry personnel. I 'am also proficient in Adobe Pagemaker and Adobe Photoshop. If I will be given the opportunity to work with you, my aim is to give and deliver the best that I can do.

100% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
3,509 hours

André Guerreiro Rodrigues

André Guerreiro Rodrigues

Intellectual Property & Technology Lawyer

Portugal - Tests: 2

André Rodrigues is an Intellectual Property & Technology Lawyer based in Lisbon, Portugal. He works exclusively with IP & Technology matters since 2005, having accumulated over 7000 hours of consulting in this field. Experience working at a law firm and a IP Consulting firm.He has a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property Law (Madrid, Spain). He's a member of the Portuguese Bar Association. André Rodrigues specializes in the following areas of Intellectual Property Law: - Trademarks - Contract drafting - Patents - Software Agreements - Internet Law - Licensing Agreements - Copyright - IP litigation, registration, and licensing - Law Research - Intellectual Property Strategies

86% Job Success
$77.78 /hr
156 hours

Mary O.

Mary O.

Experienced Business Attorney

United States - Tests: 2

I am a practicing attorney with 10 years of experience working in-house for a large private corporation. I have a unique insider's view of how business works and how business decisions are made. I understand the importance of balancing legal objectives with practical business considerations. I also understand the business need to control costs and the desire and need for legal compliance without breaking the bank. I understand that many people are afraid to involve an attorney because they are afraid of what costs may be involved. I will provide counsel to you in a straightforward, honest, and transparent manner so that there are no surprises when it comes to billing or cost.

95% Job Success
$150.00 /hr
31 hours

Kelley Brittain

Kelley Brittain

Administrative Support. Management Support. Paralegal

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

Top 10-20% of freelancers, offering superior service, communication, and client satisfaction. B.A. in Marketing Management and A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies from an ABA-approved program school. Several years of corporate administration/management experience. Detail-oriented, superior multi-tasking skills, exceptional problem-solving abilities, outstanding time management, strong business acumen, highly proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Specialize in research, data entry, process improvement.

90% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
292 hours

Denise R.

Denise R.

Business Management, Paralegal, Virtual Assistant

United States - Tests: 1

I have years of experience in the fields of legal and business. I am a Certified Paralegal with a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies, Associates in Paralegal Studies and an anticipated MBA in Business Management. I have worked as a business paralegal for years licensing collection agencies and filing business documents. I have expertise in drafting filings for regulatory matters and legal matters. My skills include writing, business management, general virtual assistance, legal assistance, drafting pleading and legal documentation, legal research, etc. I have various administrative skills that will help me to excel even in positions outside of the legal realm. I have an excellent 10 key speed and I type 80 wpm. I would make an excellent candidate for a reasonable rate.

$16.67 /hr
30 hours

Ulises Fajardo

Ulises Fajardo

Corporate Lawyer, Mexico

Mexico - Tests: 1

Over the last years, I have focused my practice to advise a variety of clients in legal matters related to business operations and strategic planning to prevent any disputes. My Service is oriented to Draft and review Contracts, NDA , POA, Terms of Use & Privacy Policies for websites/e-commerce, disclaimers/Releases, Trademarks and Patent Applications in Mexico and other IP related matters. This practice of many years has provided me the necessary legal skills through applying hands-on knowledge in order to cover all business aspects to be considered when doing local or overseas businesses and to quickly be able to resolve any issues; therefore, I can easily cover corporate law and commercial transactions and the practical and business aspects as well. I am an experienced attorney currently working for the Iberostar Hotels chain, where I work as a manager of the legal department of all hotels based in Mexico. I have negotiated all kind of documents from individuals and companies who has entered into business with local and international suppliers. In previous projects I have rectified & participated in many different kinds of agreements and negotiations in English & Spanish; I am always looking for new challenges that allow me to apply all my knowledge acquired in corporate law, internet law, tax & business.

100% Job Success
$55.56 /hr
4 hours

Vassil Nikolov

Vassil Nikolov

Personal Forex Account Manager

Bulgaria - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

Hello, I have been trading FOREX Markets for 5+ years. Currently I am managing over 175 000$ of FOREX Accounts. I can consult people about investment and saving opportunities. I also love to teach people about Trading FOREX and other instruments. I specialize in Technical Analysis, Quantitative market analysis and Risk Management. I can also help in back testing strategies. I love writing articles about Financial Markets.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours