Bio

A paralegal in the Bloomfield Hills office, Dawn Klimowicz provides support to members of the firm’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights; Cannabis Industry and Business Transaction and Planning Law practice groups.

Ms. Klimowicz's duties include loan documentation review; preparing transactional documents, performing transactional and/or loan due diligence; participating in closings; completing post-closing items, including recording and filing all necessary documents; as well as circulating original documents and preparing closing binders for transactional and loan workouts and preparing and filing UCC financing statements and corporate documents. She also assists with asset sales, which includes gathering all required due diligence and schedule items.

In the area of real estate law, Ms. Klimowicz prepares comprehensive closing checklists for commercial real estate closings, including acquisitions; and she works directly with the title insurance companies to obtain title commitments and policies. She also orders and reviews title commitments and surveys searches for the preparation of client title and/or survey memos. In coordination with counsel, Ms. Klimowicz drafts, reviews and edits closing documents; assembles and maintains closing binders; creates new corporate entities, applies for Doing Business As filings and tax identification numbers; and drafts and maintains corporate record books.

Ms. Klimowicz acts as a liaison between attorneys and clients during the preparation and submission of prequalification process for cannabis business licenses. This includes the preparation process to complete each client's submission. 

On behalf of trust and estate attorneys, clients and nonprofit foundations, Ms. Klimowicz drafts engagement letters, trusts, durable powers of attorney, patient advocate designations, wills, warranty deeds and property transfer affidavits. She also reviews and prepares financial analysis and accounting long forms for related matters.

In the litigation context, Ms. Klimowicz summarizes medical, employment, insurance, other miscellaneous records and depositions for use at trial.

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