Pete Thottam is a progressive attorney, local Occupy & community activist and organizer of the recent Jan 1-2, 2012 Occupy The Rose Parade (http://www.OccupyTheRoseParade.org) actions against the emerging global 1% and NWO aligned structures (5,000 to 7,000 Occupy Activists were estimated by Mainstream Media as having participated) . Previously, Pete was the founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center (LANIC) from 2007 to 2008. He has been a foreclosure & banking reform activist as well as a volunteer with KPFK/Pacifica and many Los Angeles based progressive groups. At Yale University he majored in (1) Economics and (2) Ethics, Government & Philosophy. He has a law degree from UC Berkeley, an MBA from UCLA Anderson and previously worked for investment bank Goldman Sachs and several of California's leading law firms. He lives in Venice, California
Conducted corporate, real estate litigation & transactional legal work for various L.A. firms and L.A. City. 11//06-2008
Successfully ran various property management efforts and won several breach of contract, probate, unlawful detainer & collection actions at trial (LA Superior Court). I am immediately available for work leveraging my IT skills (Excel, MS Access, Photoshop), web design skills (Dreamweaver, Expression Web), finance/real estate, legal and other professional skill sets. References available upon request.
Prepared leases for TESCO retail chain rollout (purchase and sale agreements, ground leases and retail leases). 03/06-11/06
Represented real estate owners, for-profit and nonprofit developers, institutional investors, high net worth
individuals and real estate investment companies in complex real estate transactions, including the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sale of apartment complexes, condominiums, shopping centers, and mixed-use projects..
Drafted, reviewed and negotiated Tesco lease agreements, easements, loan documents, deeds, bills of sale, assignment and assumption agreements, property management agreements, legal opinions, leases, and entity formation documents including
operating agreements, limited partnership agreements and bylaws; review land surveys and title documentation.
Worked as business development director for Syndicated Legal Research Division and oversaw three employees. 2002-2003
Coordinated staffing of 16 Fortune 500 corporate research projects with certified legal specialists; edited and finalized projects.
Advised on two $50 million financings including one real estate investment trust secondary offering. 2001-2002
Successfully resolved million-dollar contract disputes between domestic distribution agents and international publisher; prepared demand letters, reviewed client contracts, researched applicable UCC Article 9 provisions and bank lockbox arrangements.
Conducted all real estate and financial contract due diligence for legal opinion on $240 million Golf Trust REIT credit restructuring.
Originated two client relationships; Managed corporate records for Palm, Sun Microsystems, HP and Homestore. 1999-2001
Collaboratively negotiated 5 M&A transactions; Worked on equity offerings, venture capital financings, and SEC filings.
Management Controls and Equities divisions - Implemented operational, strategic, and risk analyses. 1993-1995
Leadership: Riordan Fellows Mentor Program volunteer. Ocean Park Community Center Volunteer. AREA Newsletter editor.
Coursework Focus: Urban Land Economics, Real Estate Development, Investments, Finance, Private Equity & Venture Capital.
Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Leadership: Development Editor (1997-98). Raised $30,000 in 1997-98. Published author.
Urban Land Institute Young Leader. Regularly attend networking meetings and local real estate conferences.
Fluent in Spanish; Extensive knowledge of Search Engine Optimization, social media and Internet based client service marketing.
PC Applications: Dreamweaver CS5, MS Access, Excel 2010, Acrobat X, Photoshop CS4, Adobe CS6, PowerPoint 2010 & more.
Active community service, travel, film, and hiking. Recent travel includes Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ethiopia, UAE, Mali and Mexico.
Rich real estate analysis experience and strong management skills; excellent communications and presentation skills.
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