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Lamaii Elfar

Lamaii Elfar

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Lamaii Elfar

General Counsel
Liberty Career Finance

Lamiaa Elfar
General Counsel
Liberty Career Finance
Wilmington, DE
Direct: (302) 894-7487
Mobile: (646) 319-8154
lelfar@contfinco.com

Lamiaa is General Counsel and Secretary of the Board for both Liberty Career Finance and Continental Finance Company. She is responsible for the broad spectrum of corporate legal transactions and litigation matters involving the companies. In this position, she works with the company’s executive team to develop corporate strategy and policies that facilitate achieving the company’s business objectives while mitigating and managing their corporate risk, and ensure their operations comply with regulatory requirements. In addition, Lamiaa is involved in negotiating and drafting key contracts and overseeing the company’s outside counsel. Lamiaa maintains a boutique law practice in NJ and NY focused on corporate and commercial transactions, and provides strategic legal advice to clients in the real estate, medical, energy, logistics, technology and nonprofit sectors. Her pro bono work includes advising on and participating in community voter registration campaigns and encouraging electoral participation and active engagement.

Areas of Expertise
Corporate Governance, Financing Transactions, Consumer Finance Regulations, Litigation Strategy

Areas of expertise upon which I would like to continue learning.
Litigation Strategy, Executive Management, Team Building, Public Presentation

What three keywords best describe you?
Adventurous, Inquisitive, Determined

Personal Motto
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere - MLK, Jr.

What are you passionate about?
International travel and cuisine, scuba diving, horseback riding, and learning.

What is something interesting about you that members might not know?
I was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and moved to the U.S. when I was two years old. I worked with the U.S. Dept of State and held positions at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. and at the U.S. Consulate in Casablanca, Morocco.

Who has been a role model for you?
Barack Obama

What are you most proud of?
My four beautiful children, and especially that I had my first three while I was in law school ;) - crazy times!

MENTORING
What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
Alignment of goals, two-way feedback/dialogue, and presenting challenges and opportunities for independent projects.

What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
It is critical to be assertive, and do not shy away from promoting your achievements.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
Business and financial analytics, to complement legal analysis.