ANDREW M. VIOLA, J.D.

Tinley Park, IL 60477 (708) 359-7027  andrewmviola@hotmail.com RIGHT OF WAY MANAGER Highly effective, detail-oriented professional with a successful history closing retail, commercial, industrial and related real estate transactions. Adept at developing and applying strategies and problem resolution skills that ensured successful acquisition, disposition, due diligence and financing of diverse real estate ventures. Expertise analyzing Right of Way issues and managing complex projects with interdisciplinary staff. Outstanding organizational skills punctuated by establishing clear directives and priorities, managing resources and developing targeted strategies to maximize productivity, efficiency and corporate profitability. Strategic Planning  Contract Drafting & Negotiations  Project Management  Fiscal Control Site Acquisition  Due Diligence  Budget Allocation & Administration  Tax & Legal Compliance Human Resources  Leasing  Strategic Alliances  Bankruptcy  Joint Ventures  Team Leadership/Motivation  Workforce Planning  Training and Development  Client Relations BP PIPELINES NORTH AMERICA INC., Naperville, IL  1/2007 – Present Energy and oil industry Right of Way Agent/Attorney Manage property rights acquisition issues involving easements, access, leases, licenses, permits, franchise agreements, and site agreements. Oversee Right of Way activities within a five-state Midwestern region, providing leadership, guidance and training to staff and Right of Way contract professionals. Provide project management leadership and support to engineers, members of the business unit, operations, and maintenance personnel. Identify legal issues and solicit advice from internal and external counsel. Collaborate in formulating highly effective project development strategies involving site selection, route selection, feasibility and cost estimates as well as developing remediation efforts of situations following a product release. Achievements:  Collaborated on a $20 million reactivation of a petroleum pipeline in Toledo, Ohio, managing complex negotiations and acquisition details relating to private and commercial landowners, railroad companies, State and local governmental entities.  Directed activities of a six-state Midwestern corridor consisting of several thousand miles of pipeline and facilities.  Managed Right of Way Team involvement from initial landowner notifications of product release to landowner negotiations, property acquisition, compensation computations, temporary property owner relocations, and community presence regarding the White Oak Pipeline Release in Hammond, Indiana.  Presided over the effective resolution of a critical issue involving a property owner’s demand to remove a BP Pipeline from property at a cost of $4-8 million, resulting in attaining an amicable solution that will be finalized by end of summer 2011.  Elected Chapter President of the Illinois Chapter of the International Right of Way Association, an International Professional Association consisting of Right of Way Professionals, serving 170 members statewide. INLAND RETAIL REAL ESTATE TRUST, INC., Oak Brook, IL  1/2001 – 7/2007 Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) of grocery store anchored shopping centers throughout the Southeast.

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VP/Associate General Counsel Successfully established, enhanced and directed all daily operations of a new legal department, exercising stellar prioritization, strategic planning and organization skills managing real estate issues from inception through completion. Supervised interdisciplinary nationwide staff. Achievements:  Closed over $200 million in shopping center acquisitions throughout the Southeastern United States while directing a broad spectrum of real estate activities including overseeing due diligence processes, tracking deadlines, drafting agreements, and negotiating leases.  Effectively redirected REIT's focus, addressing redevelopment opportunities within its wholly owned portfolio as well as pursuing ground up development opportunities in operational markets amounting to $183 million in gross project costs (including projected financing costs).  Solved day-to-day operational issues of a 300 Shopping Center portfolio consisting of 34 million square feet of commercial space.  Implemented an innovative and effective docket system, which improved efficiency and reduced operating costs and risk factors relating to the REIT; served as the Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors. LINDERLAKE CORPORATION, Alsip, IL 1/1996 – 6/2001 Right of way consulting and land acquisition firm Attorney/Department Manager Acquisitions Advised, managed and coordinated all acquisition projects, including raw site and easement acquisitions, leasing and purchasing of improved sites, and site approval with municipalities and landowners. Achievements:  Negotiated contracts that successfully controlled costs and maximized profits without compromising quality and high service standards.  Allocated and administered budgets to optimize use of resources.  Successfully developed a top-performing personnel team to support enterprise-wide operations by hiring and training cross-functional staff within the Title Department.  Reviewed, underwrote and approved title commitments, title policies and leasehold policies as issuing agent for Chicago Title Insurance and Lawyers Title Corporation. LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW M. VIOLA, Chicago, IL  1/1984– 6/1990 Sole Practitioner of a local neighborhood office Attorney at Law Owned and managed a Law Office that concentrated in Real Estate, Small Business and Estate management. Achievements:  Successfully established a viable, ground-up practice through demonstrated diligence and hard work.

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ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, Chicago, IL  1/1984– 6/1990 Illinois State entity providing voter information Assistant General Counsel Provided legal guidance on a variety of election matters throughout the State’s 110 election jurisdictions; enforced Campaign Finance Laws and Regulations. Achievements:  Attained a solid legal foundation resulting in progressive professional development and success addressing a wide range of legal voter issues. EDUCATION Juris Doctor Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois CERTIFICATIONS Licensed Attorney - Illinois PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / AFFILIATIONS Member of the International Right of Way Association Chapter President of the local Illinois Chapter of the Right of Way Association

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