Attorney/ In-House Counsel, Nancy Beth Goren, Esq., PA, October 2015- present
Represent business and real estate clients through Nancy Beth Goren, Esq., PA and as in-house counsel to various companies. Litigation matters include eviction, breach of contract and collections. Transactional matters include sale of business, purchase of commercial real property, purchase of interest in business, contract negotiation and preparation, general contract review and analysis, preparation of non-compete agreements, negotiation and preparation of commercial leases and subleases, purchases of residential real property, creation of limited liability companies and corporations, preparation of corporate records, including operating agreements, By-Laws, actions and resolutions, etc. Appear before circuit and county judges, water management district, local government commissions and boards. Work closely with city officials to plan projects and resolve zoning and/or land use issues.
Manager/Member/In-House Counsel, Develop in Daytona, LLC, Daytona Beach, Florida, November 2014- present
Start up and operate real estate development and redevelopment company. Specific accomplishments include negotiating and drafting real estate contracts, applying for and obtaining variances, resolving encroachment issues, preparing easement, writing articles, and researching historic properties. Integral part of executive team including finance, real estate marketing and sales, construction and architecture professionals, as well as third-party providers.
Attorney, Clayton & McCulloh Maitland, Florida, March 2015 to October 2015
Represent community associations in both litigation and transactional matters. Litigation matters include covenant enforcement, quiet title and collections. Transactional matters include interpreting and preparing amendments to governing documents, drafting opinion letters and corporate documents, and general contract review and analysis.
Senior Contract Administrator, Pratt & Whitney East Hartford, Connecticut, February 2011 to February 2015
Draft, interpret, negotiate and manage multi-million dollar contracts with the US and foreign governments. Apply knowledge of and experience with business and legal issues, including knowledge of the government procurement process, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement, intellectual property and export law.
Managing Member, Goren & Rohrbaugh, PL Central Florida, May 2013 to March 2015
Start up and manage boutique real estate and business law firm. Matters included preparation and modification of residential and commercial leases, zoning and administrative/municipal issues, complex negotiation of and litigation relating to sale of encumbered historic real property and general representation of real estate developer and social media company.
Managing Member, The Law Office of Nancy Dylewski, PL\Law Office of Nancy Goren, PL, Central Florida, April 2008 to April 2013
Real Estate and Business Transactions- Represent real estate developers and investors in negotiation of settlements relating to real property transactions. Interpret and enforce loan documents. Prepare contracts, rules and other documents for landlords; research and advise as to HUD and ADA laws as well as local ordinances. Conduct meetings and communicate with City Attorney and property manager regarding inspections, variances and city code. Page 2 Nancy Beth Goren, Esq. Represent parking lot owner in relocation of business, including review of proposals and zoning for various parcels, coordinate activities with contractors, revise and negotiate commercial lease terms, including terms relating to governmental approvals and construction. Negotiate sale of commercial real property, review and revise contract. Negotiate deed in lieu, review and revise settlement agreement and closing documents. Prepare loan agreement, closing and security documents for re-financing of restaurant chain. Interpret and enforce information technology contract terms relating to confidentiality and non-competition for internet search service provider. Prepare, review and revise documents for social media service provider. Represent clients in other real property transactions relating to interpretation and enforcement of documents. Handle start-up of property management and real estate companies, including preparation of documents and review and analysis of real property assets. Negotiate terms of and prepare agreements and establish and manage procedures with wetland mitigation expert, St. John’s River Water Management District and financial institutions to comply with wetland mitigation requirements in order to release collateral to client and transfer permit to financial institution (which obtained title to client’s assignee’s real property.) Assisted numerous lenders and real estate investors in determining and implementing strategy to preserve their interests in real estate. Real Estate Litigation- Successfully defend clients in such matters as commercial eviction action following bad faith lease termination, action against real estate developer for failure to develop property, suit by sub-contractor for foreclosure of claim of lien and quantum meruit. Commercial Litigation- Conduct discovery in complex dispute between limited liability company owners by attending hearings on discovery violations, arguing motions for contempt, obtaining numerous orders regarding specific access to records, conducting week-long records inspection on site, and reviewing and revising pleadings and motions prepared by lead counsel; review and revise pleadings and motions prepared by outside counsel, develop deposition questions and participate in deposing and cross-examining numerous witnesses in federal cases in Florida and Pennsylvania; pursue collection of promissory notes for loans made to automobile dealership, coordinate activities with police and state agencies, negotiate settlement with counsel for automobile dealership owners. Bankruptcy- Coordinate activities with outside bankruptcy counsel, including adding new creditors, settlement of claims, determination of claims to oppose, argue motions before bankruptcy court, appear on behalf of debtor at Chapter 7 and 11 341 meetings and at Initial Debtor Interviews. Prepare and revise draft petitions, prepare/revise motions, respond to discovery, attend depositions, cross-examine witnesses in adversarial proceedings. Probate and Estate Administration- Represent foreign beneficiaries in curatorship, pending determination of validity of foreign will, coordinate activities with accountants and determine strategy to protect assets of estate, administer preservation and liquidation of business and personal assets.
In-House Counsel, Amon Investments, LLC Daytona Beach, Florida, September 2005 to December 2008
Direct all aspects of real estate developer’s legal activities, including real estate, corporate, and litigation. Manage staff and outside counsel as well as related businesses, including real estate and mortgage brokerages, construction company and others. Determine and execute plans as integral part of executive/senior management team. Advise and educate senior management and staff on legal issues. Real Estate Transactions- Negotiate, prepare and revise purchase and sale agreements. Conduct due diligence process. Coordinate activities with project management and outside professionals. Review, complete, revise loan applications and loan, security and other lender Page 3 Nancy Beth Goren, Esq. documents. Prepare closing documents and attended closings. Secure entitlements, including applying for land use changes, meeting with government officials and staff and appearing before city commissions and planning boards. Apply zoning and occupational tax law, both state and local, to determine city and landowner/developer obligations. Develop strategy for city approval and action. Prepare, amend condominium documents. Resolve issues with buyers, agents, brokers. Manage condominium associations and property managers. Coordinate construction, project management, sales, title company and outside counsel tasks. Corporate- Review, prepare, analyze contracts and offers for transfers of interests. Create, merge and dissolve companies. Negotiate, prepare, interpret and revise operating agreements, tenants-in-common agreements, management agreements, actions, resolutions and other corporate documents. Maintain corporate books. Advise dozens of active entities, including international partners.
OTHER LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
Intellectual Property Law Course Director, Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Adjunct Instructor, DeVry University/Keller Graduate School of Management, Miramar, Florida
Intern, Hon. John R. Hargrove (deceased), Federal District Judge for the District of Maryland
Of Counsel to law firms in Central and South Florida
M.A. in Historic Preservation, 2014, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Juris Doctor, 1990, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD
Member, International Law Society
B.A. International Affairs, 1987, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Fields of Study: International Politics, Economics, Latin American Studies
-Freelance columnist and writer/blogger, Tolland Patch, Scripted.com and other sites
-Board member and Committee chairperson and member, Not-for-Profit entity, Daytona Beach, Florida
-Board member and Committee Co-Chair, West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce
-Membership Committee, Victory Lane Chapter of Business Networking International
-Pro Bono Legal Services attorney for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and Florida Attorneys Saving Homes
-Volunteer, Ormond Beach, Florida recreational and competitive youth baseball and football, Volusia and Palm Beach County, Florida and Town of Tolland, Connecticut public schools
-Completed seminars in teaching adult learners, teaching excellence and Blackboard