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Gillian Foley-Coates

Attorney At Law

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

With over three decades of legal experience, Gillian is a versatile attorney with a proven track record of success in various practice areas. Her expertise extends from civil litigation and estate planning to corporate law, reflecting her adaptability and versatility as a legal professional. Gillian's proficiency in resolving contract disputes and providing strategic legal advice positions her as a valuable resource for clients seeking effective legal representation. Her background in fundraising and development further underscores her ability to cultivate relationships, strategize fundraising initiatives, and drive organizational growth.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Throughout her career, Gillian has achieved significant milestones, including successfully representing clients in civil litigation matters and managing complex estate and trust planning cases. Her role as a director of development for various nonprofit organizations highlights her leadership skills and ability to drive fundraising efforts to meet organizational objectives. Gillian's tenure at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Travis County Attorney's Office demonstrates her dedication to public service and commitment to upholding justice.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site Roles.

  • Remote Roles: Open to discussing remote opportunities based on the specific position and requirements.

  • Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

  • Position Seeking: Legal roles in civil litigation, contract law, estate planning, corporate law, and nonprofit management.

Work Experience

Creel Law Group, PLLC - Austin, TX (May 2019 to Present)

  • Attorney at Law

  • Specializes in civil litigation with a focus on transferred ad valorem tax liens, representing clients in negotiations, mediation, and judicial proceedings.

Hughes Vanderburg Williams, PLLC - Austin, TX (June 2018 to December 2018)

  • Associate Attorney

  • Handled estate and trust planning, probate administration, and business planning matters for clients.

Seedling Foundation - Austin, TX (2016 to 2017)

  • Director of Development and Communications

  • Led fundraising and communication operations for a nonprofit organization with a budget exceeding $1,000,000.

Austin Film Society - Austin, TX (2007 to 2012)

  • Director of Development

  • Oversaw all fundraising operations for a nonprofit organization with a budget exceeding $2,000,000, including major gifts, grants, and membership.

Breakthrough Austin - Austin, TX (2007 to 2012)

  • Director of Development and Communications

  • Managed philanthropic activities and communication operations for an organization experiencing significant budget growth.

Trinity Episcopal School - Austin, TX (2001 to 2005)

  • Associate Director of Development

  • Implemented fundraising efforts for a new school, including annual giving, capital campaigns, and donor relations.

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX (1990 to 1999)

  • Staff Attorney

  • Analyzed incoming petitions for discretionary review, drafted opinions, and researched cases for resolution.

1st Court of Appeals - Houston, TX (August 1988 to August 1989)

  • Briefing Attorney for Honorable Judge Sam Bass

Travis County Attorney's Office - Austin, TX (1989)

  • Attorney

  • Juris Doctor, St. Mary's University School of Law - San Antonio, TX (August 1985 to August 1988)

  • Bachelor's in Finance and English Writing and Literature, St. Mary's College - Notre Dame, IN (1985)

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