Starr Arvay Resume
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Location: San Diego, CA, USA
School: University of San Diego School of Law
Major: Law

Starr Arvay Resume

Professional Experience:

May 2018 - Aug 2018, Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Bountiful, Bountiful, UT
Finance Manager: Evaluated credit applications and reports to offer and vehicle financing and various insurance products to customers. Executed all contracts and provided additional supporting documents required to secure financing. Ensured contracts were funded rapidly while maximizing profit potential. Complied with all federal, state and local regulations with regard to the sale and financing of vehicles and insurance. Trained the sales staff on the benefits of financing and various insurance products to increase penetration. Established and maintained excellent relationships with various lenders and representatives.

Oct 2014 - May 2018, Tim Dahle Nissan of Murray, Murray, UT
Special Finance Manager: Reviewed credit reports and applications for customers with challenged credit backgrounds to determine the most suitable vehicles and financing options. Managed sales staff and communicated with other managers to ensure Special Finance deals were handled effectively. Developed excellent relationships with lenders and maintained an in-depth understanding of their underwriting guidelines to negotiate and obtain the most favorable and profitable approvals.. Engaged in extensive follow up and oversight to ensure financing was secured and finalized quickly.

Feb 2014 - Oct 2014, Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Riverdale, Riverdale, UT
Business Development Center: Managed inbound internet and telephone sales leads by rapidly and accurately responding to customer inquiries via email, web-based chat and phone communication to maximize sales and profitability for the dealership. Collected and analyzed metrics to ensure a profitable return on investment while also maintaining standards and goals set by management.
Jul 2009 - Feb 2014, Triton Law, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
Attorney, Solo Practitioner: Practiced in the areas of Business, Labor and Employment, Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Family Law representing businesses and individual clients in both state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and in mediations and settlement negotiations. Handled all stages of civil litigation and case management with extensive practice in Real Estate Matters related to Foreclosure. Served as local counsel for various firms throughout the country handling motion practice, court appearances, mediations and negotiations. Managed daily operation of the practice.

Jan 2010 - Sept 2011, Ellsworth, Moody & Bennion, Chtd., Las Vegas, NV
Associate Attorney, Of Counsel: Managed the Consumer and Business Bankruptcy practice handling all cases from initial filing through discharge. Additional practice in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on corporate law and shareholder derivative actions, and SEC compliance matters.

June 2009 - July 2009, Haines & Krieger, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
Associate Attorney: Practiced Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Consumer Bankruptcy Law in a high volume firm handling all aspects of cases from initial filing through discharge. Represented clients at Trustee hearings and independently managed high volume caseload. Interviewed prospective clients to determine the best course of action and advised existing clients on all aspects of their cases.

Nov 2007 - Jun 2009, Harmon & Davies, P.C., Las Vegas, NV
Associate Attorney: Practiced Labor and Employment Law with a focus in the areas of Title VII and FLSA. Served as National Counsel to Mars, Inc. representing them in all Employment Law matters and continuously providing training and education to key members of management on relevant Employment Law changes. Locally represented both employers and employees before the EEOC and Nevada Equal Rights Commission. Additional focus in the areas of litigation and transactions in Construction and Business Law. Represented clients in both state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies. Conducted all stages of litigation including discovery and depositions, the preparation, submission and arguing of motions and pleadings, trial, and negotiated settlements. Additional practice in the areas of Personal Injury litigation and Wills and Trusts drafting and updated relevant legal documents and advising clients on asset allocation. High degree of client-contact and independent caseload management. Engaged in extensive marketing for the firm.

Aug 2007 - Nov 2007, Legal Aid Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Staff Attorney: Practiced in the areas of Family, Housing and Immigration Law focusing on providing legal services to underprivileged sectors of the local community. Emphasis on providing legal representation for victims of Domestic Violence, including drafting and submitting various Motions and Supporting Documents to courts. Supervised various walk-in clinics and monitored volunteers.

Aug 2005 - May 2006 U.S. District Court Southern District of California San Diego, CA
Judicial Extern: Conducted in-depth legal research, analysis and writing to assist Federal Magistrate Judge in determining issues of law for ongoing cases, both civil and criminal, in all stages of active litigation or in the appellate stage. Reviewed and analyzed trial transcripts and Motions submitted to the Court to determine appropriate disposition. Drafted complete judicial opinions on state and federal matters. Participated in courtroom proceedings and hearings including preliminary and motion hearings and in-chamber negotiations.

Jan 2006 - May 2006, International Legal Journal, Univ. of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA
Executive Editor: Conducted legal research into various areas of law. Reviewed articles for consistency
and clarity. Created detailed timetables and delegated assignments to produce a compilation ready for
publication.

May 2005 - Aug 2005, U.S. Attorney Criminal Division, Southern District of California, San Diego, CA
Law Clerk: Conducted in-depth legal research and analysis of various area of American and International Criminal Law for active pending criminal cases and cases on appeal. Drafted legal memorandums, motions and pleadings including indictments, sentencing memos and responses. Assisted federal prosecutors in trial preparation including witness preparation, document and file review and developing prosecution strategies.

Sept 2004 - May 2005: University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA
Legal Research Specialist: Engaged in complex, in-depth legal research, analysis and writing to assist Professor in the creation and evaluation of legal research and writing assignments for first-year law school course. Conducted classroom discussion and lessons. Maintained office hours for students and provided detailed one-on-one instruction in graduate-level legal writing.

Education:
Aug 2003 - May 2006, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA. J.D./Law. GPA 3.3, Top Third; Executive Editor Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Volume 15, 2006.
May 2004 - July 2004, Institute on International and Comparative Law, Moscow, ------------pleted graduate coursework in Russian Law and International Trade.
Oct 1998 - Jun 2002, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA. B.A., cum laude, International Relations, Minor Middle East Studies.
Aug 2000 - May 2001, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. Completed undergraduate coursework in International Relations and Arab Studies

Licenses:
October 2007: California Bar Association License No. 250653, Inactive- Good Standing
October 2008: Nevada Bar License No. 10504, Nevada Bar Association, Inactive- Good Standing
May 2018: Utah F&I License No. 668890, Active- Good Standing

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