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DOUGLAS C. SAMSON LOS ANGELES, CA 90066 (323) 842-0603 Email: fastlane444@msn.


CAREER OBJECTIVE To further develop a career in business development/sales with the opportunity to utilize my closing, client service, legal, and interpersonal skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Sales/Business Development Account Executive 2008 – Present Sales Director – Tax Reduction Associates Los Angeles, CA

Founder Business Development Sales Executive w/Expertise in Financial Management, Strategy & Growth • Sales of income tax reduction services to commercial real estate owners. • Dealt directly with commercial property owners and their CFOs and CPAs. • Provide tax consulting as well as advisory services through consultative selling. • Services sold include Cost Segregation, Lease Audit, Account Payable Audit, Unclaimed Property and Sales and Use Tax

2005 - 2007

Sales Consultant Advisor w/ Expertise in Tax Reduction, Financial Management, Growth Strategies - O'Connor & Associates Los Angeles, CA

• Opened the Los Angeles office of Houston based company • Was first or second in total sales volume each year. • Sales of income tax reduction services, primarily Cost Segregation, to commercial real estate investors, primarily dealing with retail centers, office buildings, multi family, self storage and multi use facilities. • Dealt primarily with property owners and their CFOs and CPAs. • Provided tax consulting analysis as well as advisory services regarding depreciation to all types of real estate investors.

2004 - 2005

Consulting Attorney w/ Expertise in Procedure, Contracts, Sales & Marketing Strategy and Growth - The Cochran Firm Santa Monica, CA

• Responsible for a critical part of the sales process for this 360 attorney law firm that heavily markets its services nationwide. • Performed initial consultations with prospective clients and advised them regarding potential criminal penalties and legal defenses. • Specialized in all state and federal criminal law procedural matters. • Responsible for all client consultations for matters originating in Texas and the District of Columbia.

1999 - 2004 Professional Securities Trader with Experience in Investment Strategies and Financial Management, Brazos Securities Los Angeles, CA • Active trading of stocks, single stock futures and options • Attended professional seminars and investment symposiums.

1993 – 1999 Director of Team Sports w/ Expertise in Negotiation, Structuring of Contracts and Risk Management Sports Risk Specialists Arlington, Virginia • Negotiation and sales of risk management /performance bonus underwriting services. • Activities focused on teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association. • Sold services to corporate sponsors. • Hired, managed and trained a team of 8 Sales Representatives. • Maintained overall quota responsibility. • Managed expenses of sales team. Supervised and coordinated all trade show activities.

BAR MEMBERSHIP Member in Good Standing: State Bar of Texas Bar of the District of Columbia

EDUCATION The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas Doctor of Jurisprudence Scored in Top 3 Percentile on Law School Admissions Test Senior Class Representative - Student Bar Association The University of Texas, Austin, Texas Bachelor of Science, Radio / Television/ Film Dean's List Member and Various Offices: Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity Elected Member: Texas Cowboys Honor Organization Elected Member: Texas Posse

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