Attorney Profile

About Attorney Cynthia Zuniga Puig
EDUCATION
May 1988 Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas 
May 1979 Bachelor of Arts in Government, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas

LICENSURE
• State Bar of Texas #22293457
• United States Western District of Texas
• United States Southern District of Texas 
• Real Estate License #554050

LANGUAGE SKILLS
• Bilingual in English and Spanish with excellent fluency in Spanish  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
8/97 –Present Solo Practitioner and Business Owner, San Antonio, Texas.
• Practice in the area of Consumer and Creditor Bankruptcy litigation and Commercial and Residential Real Estate transaction and litigation.
• Researched and prepared close to 3000 bankruptcy petitions all proceeding without negative action from the United States Trustee. 
• Performed all legal research and prepared all bankruptcy pleadings, motions, objections and briefs all within the scheduled deadline.
• Represented clients at all administrative 341 First Meeting of Creditors and at all scheduled Court hearings resolving such issues including but not    limited to validity of contracts, valuations, turnovers and violation of stay, exemptions, fees, head of household, character of debt, accounting, lien    avoidance, redemptions, objections to claims, probate, title to property and leases.
• Determined the character of all debts and the ownership interest of all assets; Reviewed and interpreted assorted legal documents; Court Orders;    Real Estate Documents; Escrow Analysis; Payment Histories; Divorce Decrees; Child Support Orders; Debt Contracts; Tax Returns; Business                Budgets; Consumer Budgets; Leases; Wills; Property Records and Title Policies; Lien documentation; Credit Reports, etc.
• Performed consultations with clients from different socio-economic backgrounds and levels of education to develop and implement a strategy          that maximized the individual’s needs within the bankruptcy context.
• Served as local counsel for various creditor law firms in such matters as relief from stay and objections to Chapter 13 plans.
• Review Title Commitments and Prepare Deeds, Company Resolutions, Releases of liens and related legal documents to insure proper title and         conveyance.
• Prepare Wills, Small Estate Affidavits, Affidavits of Heirship, Application to Admit Wills for Probate and attend related Probate hearings.
• Prepare all legal documents for foreclosure and eviction proceedings.
• Prepare all documents for property rezoning and attend all related hearings.
• Prepare motions and pleadings for various litigated matters. 
• Negotiated legal agreements and settlements.
• Interviewed, hired and managed all personnel.
• Balanced income and overhead to maximize the profits of the business.

6/14/15- 12-17-2016 Associate Attorney, Law Office of Antonio Pedraza, Jr. PC and Alamo Title Company, San Antonio, Texas.

• Review Title Commitments and Prepare Deeds, Company Resolutions, Releases and related legal documents to insure proper title.
• Prepare all documents for owner finance transactions.
• Prepare Wills, Small Estate Affidavits, Affidavits of Heirship, Application to Admit Wills for Probate and attend related Probate hearings.
• Prepare all legal documents for foreclosure and eviction proceedings.
• Prepare all documents for property rezoning and attend all related hearings.
• Prepare corporate stock transfer agreements and limited liability company membership interest agreements.
• Prepare motions and pleadings for various litigated matters. 

04/07 – Present Licensed Real Estate Agent, ICON Realty, San Antonio, Texas. 

• Negotiate real estate transactions for both buyers and sellers, review all real estate contracts, prepare market analysis, review all title                         commitments, prepare objections to title commitments, review all closing documents.

1/97-8/97 Associate Attorney, Law Office of Tony Ramos Laredo, Texas.  

• Primary focus on Bankruptcy litigation.
• Client consultations.
• Research and prepare pleadings.
• Bench Trials.

4/95 – 12/96 Assistant County Attorney, Webb County Attorney’s Office; Laredo, Texas.

• Responded to inquiries from county judges and county department heads relating to various legal matters.
• Prosecuted juveniles for the County of Webb 
• Represented the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services in all removal and termination cases.
• Performed legal research, conducted pre-trial discovery and prepared pleadings and briefs. 
• Jury and Bench Trials.

6/92 -4/95 Solo Practitioner and Business Owner, Laredo, Texas. 

• Engaged in the general practice of law including domestic relations, personal injury, landlord/tenant, real estate, probate, contracts, oil and gas          and corporations. 
• Performed legal research, conducted pre-trial discovery and prepared pleadings and briefs. 
• Jury and Bench trials. 

6/89- 5/92 Associate Attorney, Person, Whitworth, Ramos, Borchers & Morales, Laredo, Texas.  

• Engaged in general civil litigation. 
• Performed legal research, conducted pre-trial discovery and prepared pleadings and briefs. 
• Jury and Bench trials. 
• Attended mediations and arbitrations on behalf of clients. 

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS 

• Guest Speaker at the State Bar of Texas Consurmer Bankruptcy Seminar
• Guest Speaker at the 12th Annual Consumer Credit Fair.
• Guest Speaker at the 4th Annual Women Empowered Conference.
• Guest Speaker at the Avance Seminar.
• Member of the San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association.
• Member of the Texar Bar Foundation.
• Former School Board Member.
• Former Professor of Government. 
• Former Manager with AT&T f/k/a Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

AWARDS

• Voted 2011 Best SA Lawyer for Bankruptcy/Consumer Law by Professional Peers. 
• Received Special Recognition Award from the San Antonio Bankruptcy Bar Association.
• Received the Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
• Received Letter of Commendation from the Harris County District Attorney. 
• Received a Special Achievement Award from the Internal Revenue Service.
• Received the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement Award from Southwestern Bell Corporation.
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