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Jessica Ann Hallmark Lawyer Profile

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Biography

Jessica Hallmark assists real estate owners in commercial and multifamily real estate-related matters. She documents purchase arrangements, drafts condominium documents, deals with zoning and land use matters, and obtains regulatory approvals. She works on the acquisition of vacant land for development, the review and drafting of leases and resolution of lease disputes, and the consummation of HUD-insured and Fannie Mae mortgage loan transactions. In addition, Ms. Hallmark works with businesses, nonprofits and individuals on a broad array of general business matters. She forms corporations and LLCs, and documents ownership and financing arrangements. She assists clients in consummating business entity mergers, splits and dissolutions. She prepares and reviews contracts and helps resolve contract disputes. She represents clients in connection with their acquisition of existing businesses through asset purchase transactions. Before joining Adkson, Need, Allen & Rentrop's liquor licensing practice group, Ms. Hallmark was an attorney at Banas and Associates PLLC. Prior to that she served as a clerk for Oakland County, Michigan Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts and as an aide to U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg. Education:  

JD, Wayne State University Law School (Detroit, MI) 2008; B.A., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) 2001

Bar Memberships:  State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association

Honors and Awards: Detroit City Council Spirit of Detroit Award, 2015 Silver Key Award, Wayne State University Law School, 2006-2007 Oakland Literacy Council Advisory Board, 2002-2008

Employment History

Law Clerk
February 2009 - July 2010 Oakland County Circuit Court--Chief Judge Wendy Potts
Reviewed pleadings and drafted memos to the judge; processed and prepared orders; communicated with parties; aided in trial preparation; maintained court records; assisted in selecting and preserving integrity of juries; opened and closed court proceedings; and managed the judge’s schedule.
Congressional Aide
July 2001 - January 2009 United States Congress--Congressman Joe Knollenberg
Assisted constituents dealing with federal agencies, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Departments of Justice, State, Defense and Veterans Affairs; worked with constituents applying for federal grants; coordinated the annual Congressional High School Art Competition; screened and selected nominees for the Congressional Page Program; organized two blood drives sponsored by the office; and represented the Congressman at various community meetings and events.

Education

Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, MI
Year Graduated: 2008
JD J.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Year Graduated: 2001
Bachelors B.A., English and Communication Studies

Awards & Certifications

Spirit of Detroit Award
Year(s): 2015
Organization: Detroit City Council
Silver Key Award
Year(s): 2006 - 2007
Organization: Wayne State University Law School

Bar Associations

State Bar of Michigan
November 2008 - January 2016
Oakland County Bar Association
November 2008 - January 2016

Other Affiliations

CREW Detroit
October 2015 - January 2016
Larson Center for Leadership
September 2014 - June 2015
Urban Land Institute
January 2011 - January 2016
State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section
July 2010 - January 2016
State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section
July 2010 - January 2016

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