Corporate lawyer sample resume

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Geri Burnside

72 Liberty St
Hartford NSW 2049
0400 000 000
(02) 9999 8888
[email protected]

Career Overview

I am a highly organised and motivated lawyer currently employed by Clarke Tierney, a well-respected mid-tier corporate practice based in Sydney. During my two years PAE with this firm, I have enjoyed a high level of autonomy and responsibility, working closely with a team of four to deliver legal services of the highest standard to over a dozen Australian companies.

I am valued for the passion I put into my work. More than anything, I look forward to a stimulating position in a well-respected and supportive firm where I can continue to hone and develop my corporate legal skills.


University of New South Wales
Randwick, NSW
Master of Business Law
Graduated: 2010


University of New England
Armidale, NSW
Bachelor of Laws
Graduated: 2007


St Martins College
Gladeshill, NSW
Higher School Certificate
Graduated: 2003


Work Experience

April 2009 – Present: Junior Lawyer
Clarke Tierney Legal
Glebe, NSW

Clarke Tierney is a well-respected mid-tier law firm based in Sydney’s CBD.


  • Assist senior associates run matters for major private sector and government clients
  • Advise on M and A, corporate restructurings, capital markets, private equity, corporate governance, contract law and all other legal aspects of commercial transactions
  • Draft legal documents and contracts


  • Planned, negotiated, drafted and implemented asset and stock purchases and sales of retail businesses and other corporate structures
  • Oversaw over 70% of contracts for one high-profile client and its divisions, including employment, severance and distribution
  • Oversaw and negotiated real estate acquisitions for high-profile clients within budget and timeframe
  • Delivered a greater level of compliance with federal employment legislation, reducing company’s level of risk
February 2006 – Jan 2008: Legal assistant
Baddington Legal Centre
Waterloo, NSW

Baddington is an independent non-profit community legal centre dedicated to promoting human rights and social justice by providing free legal advice.


  • Client intake, interviewing and follow-up under supervision of a designated solicitor
  • Prepared drafts of published and unpublished legal opinions
  • Provided legal advice on matters pertaining to credit and debt, discrimination, criminal law, employment and tenancy
  • Performed legal research and analysis
  • File review, general administration


Category Name Proficiency Yrs experience Last Used
Computer Microsoft Word Advanced 11 yrs Use currently
Computer Microsoft Excel Intermediate 7 yrs Use currently
Computer Microsoft Powerpoint Advanced 8 yrs Use currently
Computer Internet Explorer Advanced 11years Use currently


Personal Interests

My interests include cycling, indoor soccer, rowing and sailing.


Douglas Tierney - Partner
Clark Tierney Legal
Phone:(02) 9999 0000
Email:[email protected]
Debbie Thackeray - Senior solicitor
Baddington Legal Centre
Phone:(02) 9900 0000
Email:[email protected]
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