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MELISSA SORIANO 90 Edgewater Drive, Apt. 322 a Coral Gables, FL 33133 (305) 301-2184 a ms12fccdc@westpost.

net LICENSURE: Licensed to practice in Florida EDUCATION: Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL Juris Doctor, May 2005 Florida International University, Miami, FL M.S. Exceptional Student Education, April 2000 Florida International University, Miami, FL B.S. Environmental Studies, December 1995 EXPERIENCE: Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, P.A., Miami, FL Associate, March 2009 a" Present a Experience in commercial litigation a Representation of financial institutions in contract actions, foreclosures, and garnishment actions a Drafting pleadings, motions, memorandum of law, and settlement documents a Attend Court Proceedings such as motion calendar and summary judgment hearings a Taking and defending Depositions a Post-Judgment Proceedings a Experience in Mediation and Arbitration a Addressing Bankruptcy issues arising in the course of litigation a Communication of case status to clients Pacheco Perez Ortiz, P.A., Miami, FL Associate, February 2008 a" March 2009 a Case management in high volume Litigation Practice a Review cases and determine viability of defenses a Experience in deposing physicians, corporate representatives, and insured persons a Defend client depositions a Attend Court Proceedings such as motion calendar, summary judgment hearings, and calendar calls a Preparation of cases for trial a Experience in drafting motion, memorandum of law, and court orders a Experience in Mediation and Arbitration Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee, FL Senior Attorney, January 2007 a" February 2008 a Experience in role of in-house counsel a Assess, research, and resolve legal issues involving disputed audit assessments and collection notices

a Analyze evidence such as contracts and statements of cash flow a Weigh evidence to determine liability a Attend conferences with taxpayers and their representatives a Negotiate compromise agreements and settlements a Prepare notices asserting the clientas position a Provide citizens, taxpayers, and Department personnel with legal and procedural advice a Prepare legal analysis of legislative bills a Draft language for legislative bills Attorney, May 2006 a" January 2007 a Legal research and analysis of state and federal statutes and rules, legislative history, and federal and state case law relating to sales and use and communications services tax a Provide written advisements in response to inquiries from taxpayers and specific industries Florida International University Immigration Clinic, Miami, FL Student Attorney, August 2004 a" May 2005 a Assist in researching/drafting appellate brief and legal memorandum a Interview of clients in English and Spanish, submit asylum application, prepare case and exhibits for litigation, and prepare client for litigation a Make initial court appearances in immigration court on behalf of client CONTINUING EDUCATION: Practicing with Professionalism Communications Taxation 2007 Sales and Use Tax Technical Basic Administrative Law Basic Employment Law Basic Federal Practice HONORS/AWARDS: Florida Florida Faculty Florida Department of Revenue Certificate of Recognition Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship International University Honors Program

LANGUAGES: English and Spanish