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Ariel Humphrey

Ariel Humphrey

French-American IT/Internet Contract & Environment...

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5

Ariel Humphrey is a French-American licensed IT/Internet Contract and Environmental Law Attorney ranked "Number 1" amongst all of the top Odesk Attorneys. My activity is mainly aimed at helping start-up companies/businesses to be perfectly managed from a Legal and contractual perspective. 1) My goals are to develop several activities on oDesk including the drafting, editing, review, creation or translation of sophisticated Contracts/Agreements in the field of Business law in general (corporate and banking agreements including shareholders' agreements or revolving line of credit agreements for instance) and also specifically in the sector of Internet Business Law (including SEO/CRO service agreements and/or website design & development agreements and/or terms of services (TOS) and privacy policies for websites), of IT Law (including software development agreements or software license agreements or end-user license agreements (EULA)), of Sports/Entertainment/Art/Music (including graphic design agreements or music license agreements or Sponsorship Agreements) whether it be in French, in English or in both languages (bilingual contracts). I do have a very large database of contracts and agreements (templates) including all kinds of agreements related to the matters mentioned above and to business law in general. You will benefit from my legal know-how and database, given that I can adapt all of my contracts to your particular situation and needs so that we come up with a tailor-made contract solution for You. 2) I am a French Licensed attorney and I can assist you and address your needs related to French Law, international contract law (including but not limited to Australian Law, Canadian Law, U.S. Law etc.). I am a French corporate attorney which means that I am an expert in French Corporate law having practiced in different Paris-based prestigious law firms (including Eversheds, Vaughan Avocats). 3) I am a US citizen and a French Native citizen (European Citizen). I am perfectly bilingual with high level writing and analytical skills that I would like you to benefit from should you need my services when French and/or English language(s) are involved. With such writing, linguistic and analytical skills I am used to writing/drafting/reviewing/editing/proofreading Legal or Business documents of all kinds related to or about any subject that falls within my strong, all-around and broad General Technical and legal culture/knowledge/know-how/Experience). I also have a large experience as a business and legal translator. 4) In addition to my solid experience as a business attorney throughout Europe as you can see on my resume which you will find below, I worked as a legal Consultant in India in 2011 for the Legal Process Outsourcing Company Quislex Inc.; I also worked in 2008 in Louisiana and in San Diego, California in 2010 : in other words, I have a large international wingspan when it comes to work. I remain at your service no matter what :-) ! You can find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/arielhumphrey Ariel Humphrey

$95.00 /hr
2,119 hours
4.98
Miriam Weiss

Miriam Weiss

Creator Language & Design

Spain - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

Communicate your ideas, wrap them nicely, and connect with your audience. I help people communicate in English, Spanish and German, as well as through visuals. My working languages are English, Spanish and German. I translate and create content and design that will resonate with the target audience. After all your goal is to convert your visitors into clients. I enjoy being creative and coming up with new original ideas. I love design and in addition to creating web content I am always broadening my insights on marketing effective web design. I am happy to share my knowledge and help you improve your communication. Great content is useless if nobody reads it. I am a German native speaker and nearly native in English and Spanish, as well as fluent in French. As a language learning fan I speak a few other languages on a basic or intermediate level, but English, German and Spanish have been my working languages for many years. I have a degree in law and have worked as a corporate and M&A lawyer for 6 years. But following my passions I have spent a lot of my spare time studying psychology and graphic design. Today I combine the experience I have gathered in translation, multilingual communication, and negotiation as a lawyer with the marketing, writing and design skills, to create your content.

$33.33 /hr
11 hours
5.00
Fiona L.

Fiona L.

Writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 4

My name is Fiona. I am a native English speaker from the UK, with masters degree level English language skills for editing and writing. I am highly skilled at writing succinct, straightforward business and corporate communications and/or editing preexisting documentation for clarity, conciseness, fluency and legality. I hold a Masters degree in commercial law and specialize in international sales, employment and human rights law. My specialties and past projects include: - Copy writing and editing - Technical copy writing and editing - Exciting blog writing - SEO friendly web content and management - Social media content and management - All types of business documents including business proposals, human resources documents, presentations and handbooks. - Legal writing and research I am trustworthy, dependable and professional in both the work I produce and my dealings with clients. I communicate well and can meet deadlines. I am the ideal person to hire for those looking for a dependable professional with masters-level English writing and editing skills. Please visit my website www.writingbyfiona.wordpress.com for more information on what I can offer and a portfolio of my work.

$24.44 /hr
19 hours
5.00
Kathy H.

Kathy H.

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Photographer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago

With almost 24 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and photographer, I have covered numerous topics for countless publications and websites. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, master's degrees in education and business, plus two years of advanced legal studies. In addition, I am certified to teach English and science in the secondary schools (grades 7 to 12). I have also taught college level courses. I can also do English-German translation.

$25.00 /hr
199 hours
4.81
Nelson Duarte

Nelson Duarte

International Legal Assistance

Brazil - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1

I am a Portuguese Lawyer living in Brazil. Experienced in Portuguese, Brazilian and International Law, contracting, project and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, offshore structuring, fiscal and planning, trusts and wealth management, IP and Internet Law. Legal writing and legal translation to from Portuguese to English, Spanish and French and from Portuguese, Spanish and French to English. I am a Member of Freelancers Union, US., Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL) and European Freelance Network Association (EFNA). II participated in the following courses: - University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Course in US Law, both criminal and civil (contracts); - Yale University, Course in US Constitutional Law; -Lund University, Course in Introduction to European Business Law; -University of Michigan, Course in Successful Negotiation; -University of Pennsylvania, Course in Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases; -Case Western Reserve University, Course in Introduction to International Criminal Law. I am a 5 starts oDesk and Elance freelancer. Service Description I have a considerable international reach through our global network of offices, extensive project management experience and long-established correspondent law firm relationships. We have a strong corporate presence in the main trading markets, with a team of over 300 corporate lawyers on the ground in the UK, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific and North and South America. We have a solid reputation and a proven track record on cross-border transactions. I advise a wide range of commercial organizations on establishing corporate structures, corporate governance and compliance issues. We also handle advisory work for our corporate clients, advising on corporate shareholding or management structures. I provide a full range of incorporation of companies service specially tailored for clients¿ needs, both onshore and/or offshore. Specially, we provide advice on: a) Asset financing; b) Mergers and acquisitions; c) IPOs; d) Company incorporation, organization and reorganizations; e) Establishment of operations; f) Private equity transactions; g) Tax planning; h) MBOs; i) Joint ventures; j) Real estate acquisitions and disposals; k) E-commerce; l) Intellectual property issues; m) Due Diligence and Compliance. FINANCE Through LIBRA Securities LLC, I provide financial advice and consultancy in all capital markets, their rules and regulations. On Trade Finance, from credit committee to drawdown, I am approached by clients for commercial risk-aware advice. I work with them to develop the markets and invest in new products for today's trading community including supply chain financing and risk transfer products. I have the necessary liaisons for structured trade finance, transactional trade finance, On Corporate Finance, the principal areas of expertise are: a) M&A; b) Joint ventures; c) Secundary fund raisings; d) MBOs, MBIs; e) Venture capital and private equity investments; f) Restructurings; g) Funds; h) Capital markets I also can handle advisory work for corporate clients, advising in cases corporate shareholding or management structures. On Project Finance, I am familiar with drafting and negotiating finance agreements, facility agreements, turnkey contracts, off-take agreements, investor documents and sponsor support arrangements. Many of our associated project finance lawyers have experience in other areas of finance including acquisition finance, real estate finance, trade and commodity finance, offering clients access to finance related advice. On Real Estate Finance, I can bring and cover all elements of financing using a mixture of sources including senior bank debt, second lien debt, mezzanine finance, bridge financing and equity investment. I can provide specialist advice on structuring, setting up and financing joint ventures and other collective investment forms, as well as M&A activity. Using our international offices and working as one team, we regularly advise on international transactions where the issues sometimes are complex and varied and the structuring is crucial.

$55.56 /hr
3 hours
4.98
Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

Patent, Legal, Technical Consultant

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

To: Inventor Re: Patent Research, Due Diligence, Drafting, Filing Thank you for seeking patent support of your invention, including a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), search, due diligence strategy, drafting, filing, and possibly prosecution. If I have the privilege to work with you, I offer exceptional quality and cost effective patent agent work, including but not limited to your desired noted technology. I can support your presumed micro entity status filing with discussion together to evaluate your best options regarding preparation of an NDA, a search, strategy, drafting, and possible revision, of your provisional application (PA) and/or non-provisional application (NPA). This includes, but not limited to, learning about you, what you already have regarding your patent, like sketches or existing write-ups, and any time constraints that I should know about. From initial writings of what you seek, it appears you possibly desire confirmation for preparation and filing of a PA, and eventually a possible NPA. A search is best to be done first, with a talk together to see what specification and drawing has been already prepared. Given your interest presuming of completing quickly, combined with an unknown budget to complete the work, this can be further discussed at any time that is convenient to you to arrange a reasonable relation between work to be done and your allowable budget. I look forward to helping you in all ways for your patent needs. We can connect by any means at times convenient to you. Kind regards, Jonathan Jonathan Symmes, JD, MBA, BSEE Patent and Legal Consultant

$64.44 /hr
5 hours
4.90
Bruce B.

Bruce B. Agency Contractor

Personal and Business Attorney

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 7

Licensed US/Texas attorney seeking to represent American or foreign parties with transactional documents and/or contracts review, drafting, or negotiation. Other services include compliance, legal research, relocation to the US assistance, licensing/permitting, and letter drafting. I seek to develop long-term relationships, which means my work is always of the highest quality. My office provides limited as well as full representation services at flat and hourly rates.

Associated with: Law Office Agency
$83.33 /hr
29 hours
4.85
Sharon R.

Sharon R. Agency Contractor

Writer: Blogs, web content, Editor, Social Media,...

United States - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles, online news releases, website content development, editing, enewsletters, proofreading, keyword research, social media, script writing and speech writing. As a reporter first, and then editor of the Arkansas Sun, a countywide newspaper, I reported on everything from the plight of rice farmers to the goings-on at the County Courthouse. Some other past writing experience includes a screenplay that was produced, a monthly print magazine on state volunteerism for the Arkansas Governor's Office, and speech writing and new law summaries for the Arkansas Senate, as their Legislative Information Officer. As Assistant Director of the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, I helped develop programs at a grass roots level to bring culture, history and education to adults and children in the state. In addition to my other jobs, I worked with a personal injury attorney for 15 years, negotiating settlements with insurance companies and arbitrators, preparing legal documents, and helping represent the law firm’s clientele. I continue to consult with two law firms concerning their online presence including social media development, online and offline press releases, enewsletters, and blog writing. My passions are elder care, the Arkansas Food Bank, cooking, and organic gardening. I am efficient, organized and dependable. I know that I would be an asset to any business willing to work with me.

Associated with: UPDIVISION CODE
$33.33 /hr
534 hours
4.98
Tanya N.

Tanya N.

Reliable Business and Real Estate Attorney

United States - Last active: 08/27/2014 - Tests: 1

Aggressive, experienced attorney whose focus is the protection of your business. I am strategic, practical, and competent. With over 11 years of legal training and skill in leading, training, teaching, and consulting, I am adept at effectively designing solutions for my clients. I am very well-versed in contract drafting and lease review and negotiation. My work includes projects for various Fortune 500 companies.

$100.00 /hr
199 hours
5.00
Kimberly S.

Kimberly S.

Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

$33.33 /hr
847 hours
4.99