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Greenberg Traurig Expands Global Immigration Practice With Prominent Atlanta Attorneys

ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes four new attorneys to its Business Immigration & Compliance practice as the firm grows its Atlanta office to further address the markets global capabilities. Attorney Ian Macdonald, previously Co-Chair of Littler Mendelson’s Global Mobility & Immigration Practice Group, joins as a shareholder. Scott Decker, Emily Liss and Avani Patel join as associates. The new team also includes a group of 12 paralegals and professional staff, making Greenberg Traurigs Immigration practice one of the largest in Georgia, as well as in the United States.

Atlantas growth as a hub for international business activity is exciting and unstoppable, said Ernest LaMont Greer, a Vice President at Greenberg Traurig and Managing Shareholder of its Atlanta office. The addition of this group is just another example of our ability to move quickly to address opportunities to enhance what we offer clients and the marketplace.

Ians client base and reputation are evidence of the trust clients have in his experience, said Ted Blum, who serves as Managing Shareholder of the Atlanta Office and Chair of the firm’s Atlanta Corporate and Securities Practice. We are fortunate he is now putting his trust in Greenberg Traurigs global platform.

Macdonald focuses his practice on immigration-related employment and labor issues, as well as international law. His wide-ranging experience includes anti-discrimination rules to reduce or eliminate risk of employment litigation, employer sanction cases and I-9 compliance. Macdonald regularly assists clients with establishing risk-based performance standards (RBPS) and Department of Homeland Security protocol, providing risk assessment assistance to corporations subject to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and assisting clients with ITAR/Export Control compliance within the immigration context. He earned his B.A. from The New School and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Previously he had worked for the United Nations, various non-governmental think tanks and corporate law firms in the world’s main business centers of London, New York, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.

We are pleased to continue to grow our Immigration practice in Atlanta, said Laura F. Reiff, Co-Chair of the firms Business Immigration and Compliance Group. These additions strengthen our market-leading business immigration team and add to our global platform, offering our clients a wide variety of experience in various business compliance and immigration issues.

We are thrilled to have Ian and his group join our internationally recognized team of immigration professionals, said Martha Schoonover, Co-Chair of the firms Business Immigration and Compliance Group. His stellar reputation and recognition as an extraordinary immigration attorney enhance our practice immensely.

Decker focuses his practice on immigration-related employment law, counseling national and international employers on compliance, immigration policy and strategy. He is experienced conducting audits to assess I-9 compliance and representing employers before the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Decker earned his B.A., from SUNY Geneseo and his J.D. from Cornell University Law School.

Liss focuses her practice on business immigration, representing domestic and multinational employers before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of State. She regularly works with human resources managers and executive decision makers from strategy to execution and administration of corporate immigration registration, temporary assignments and permanent transfers, domestically and abroad. Liss earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia and her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law.

Patel focuses her practice on family and business immigration law. She represents individual and corporate clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Patel earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

These attorneys are a tremendous addition to not only the Immigration group, but the firm as a whole, said Matthew Gorson, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig. The breadth of experience, skills and diversity they offer allow Greenberg Traurig to continue to offer our clients global solutions in an ever-changing marketplace.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration and Compliance Group

Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration and Compliance Group is a full-service business immigration practice representing businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world on a wide range of immigration-related matters. The group has achieved international recognition for legal advocacy, results-oriented service, and responsiveness to its clients.

Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration Compliance blog (http://www.immigrationcomplianceblog.com) addresses the latest developments affecting employers, including the E-Verify program, Form I-9 compliance, Department of Labor issues (H-1B, H-2B and LCA), identity fraud in the workplace, electronic Forms I-9s, EB-5 investor regional center compliance, and ICE worksite enforcement audits.

GTs EB-5 Insights blog (http://www.eb5insights.com) addresses the broad range of challenges and opportunities presented by the EB-5 program, including the immigration, tax and securities compliance issues integral to creating and maintaining successful Regional Centers and projects.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal’s 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.







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… a suspected drunk driver, strap him into a chair and put a mask over his head. "I honestly thought that if you drank, and you drove a car, and you killed somebody that you would go to jail," said Dell Russell, whose husband was killed by a drunk …
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Menlo Park police look for DUI crash witness
Police are looking for a specific witness who may have watched an alleged drunken driving accident that claimed the lives of a Menlo Park couple out walking their dog on Oct. 24. Menlo Park Police Sgt. Sharon Kaufman said the police are seeking a white …
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Guttenberg police sergeant charged with drunk driving
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New from Summit Racing Equipment: DUI S.O.S. Ignition Coils for GM LS Engines

Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) October 07, 2013

DUI’s S.O.S. coils provide 56,000 volts more spark energy. That means more power, better throttle response, and improved fuel economy. Like baseballs legendary Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, the Sultans Of Spark (S.O.S.) LS ignition coils pack a big wallop. Each coil produces 7,000 more volts under load than OE coilsa total of 56,000 volts more spark energy versus a stock ignition. That extra voltage allows you to open spark plug gaps up to .065 inch. The larger gap exposes a hotter spark in the combustion chamber for an increased burn of the fuel mixture, resulting in more horsepower, better throttle response and fuel and smoother idle.

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For Joe Six-Pack, refusing DUI test is dicey game of playing attorney
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Q&A: How do you exactly “talk to a lawyer”?

Question by Mic B: How do you exactly “talk to a lawyer”?
I hope this isn’t too dumb of a question, but I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way. So many people say “talk to a lawyer”. Does that mean just searching the net for a random lawyer to pick their brain? Is talking to a lawyer free? Is it possible to just get consultation from a lawyer without actually having them representing you on some kind of case?

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Answer by lahockeyg
when someone suggests you talk to a lawyer you need to find a lawyer who specialized in your issue. Best to call the state bar or local bar in your area and they will refer you to the correct type of lawyer you might need. Next, you call the lawyer to set up a consultation…many will do those for free without making you sign a retainer agreement.

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Best Debt Legal Services Ratings Declared by bestattorneysonline.com for November 2013

(PRWEB) November 02, 2013

bestattorneysonline.com has awarded the top bankruptcy and debt legal lawyers in the legal industry for the month of November 2013. Thousands providing attorneys within the industry are scrutinized in order to identify which lawyers provide the most sufficient attorneys to businesses in need. Businesses scouring for sufficient legal lawyers to support them access the listings online to find lawyers which have been scrutinized by an independent third party.

The 30 best bankruptcy legal firms for November 2013 are:

1. LeClairRyan

2. Mayer Brown LLP

3. Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

4. Woods Rogers PLC

5. McAfee & Taft, A Professional Corporation

6. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

7. Vandeventer Black LLP

8. Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP

9. Holland & Hart LLP

10. Williams Mullen

11. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

12. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

13. Bingham McHale LLP

14. Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

15. Hodgson Russ LLP

16. Bassford Remele, A Professional Association

17. Winstead PC

18. Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, A Professional Corporation

19. SmithAmundsen LLC

20. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

21. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

22. Porter & Hedges, L.L.P.

23. Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

24. Bingham McCutchen LLP

25. Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.

26. Shipman & Goodwin LLP

27. Lathrop & Gage LLP

28. Seyfarth Shaw LLP

29. Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC

30. Merrick Law Firm LLC

While many debt legal firms are considered for the veracious evaluation process each month only the best firms are featured in the ratings. The rankings are revised each month in order to account for the latest developments and achievements of competing debt legal firms in areas most commonly associated with successful debt legal services. The five areas of evaluation used to determine the best firms include chapter 7, debt analysis, chapter 11, bankruptcy, and collections.

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Court: Nevada mom who used partner's egg can seek child custody

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Orlando Traffic Law Firm Skubiak & Rivas Hires DUI Traffic Lawyer Albert Pucylowski to Handle the Increase of DUI Inquires

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2013

Skubiak & Rivas P.A. announces the addition of Albert Pucylowski, a high-profile Orlando attorney specializing in the defense of individuals charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and serious traffic offenses, to the Central Florida team.

The rate of DUIs and serious traffic offenses has risen dramatically in our region, said Robert P. Skubiak, founder and senior partner of Skubiak & Rivas P.A., Traffic Law Firm. We feel the increasing need for legal defense every day in our firm. In fact this year, searches and user engagement pertaining to DUI defense services increased on TrafficLawFirm.com. To keep pace with our clients needs, we were pleased to add Albert to our team.

DUI charges are serious and they come with severe penalties. For first-time offenders, the penalties can include 6 to 9 months of jail time; fines ranging from $ 500 to $ 2,000; license suspension from 180 days to 1 year; community service requirements; and more.

The cost for DUIs and other serious traffic offenses only begins with the monetary fines, which could ultimately be $ 10,000 or more, he said. The impact on future employment opportunities, social stigmas and personal repercussions present obstacles that cannot be calculated in a courtroom. So its critical to do everything within the limits of the law to reduce the charges and resulting sentence because there is much at stake.

According to the State of Florida DMV, there were 55,722 DUI tickets issued in 2011 and 33,625 convictions in Florida in 2011.

Albert Pucylowski joins Skubiak & Rivas P.A. with 11 years of DUI and traffic ticket experience. Pucylowski earned a Bachelors Arts and History from Rollins College before graduating with a Juris Doctorate from St. Marys College of Law. He became an Assistant District Attorney in Brazoria County, Texas, and then returned to Florida to focus on DUI crimes and criminal defense.

Skubiak & Rivas P.A. offers free DUI consultations, and most cases can be handled over the phone-saving clients time and money. The firm has more than 30 years of combined experience and has resolved thousands of cases. For more information or a free consultation, visit http://www.trafficlawfirm.com or call (407) 894-4449.

About Skubiak & Rivas, P.A.

With offices in Orlando, FL, Skubiak & Rivas, P.A. serves Central Florida’s criminal and traffic law defense firms. Founded by attorney Robert P. Skubiak in 1993, and partnering with attorney Alain Rivas in 1999, the practice represents clients involved in automotive and traffic-related infractions. Areas of focus include speeding tickets, red light cameras, auto accidents, reckless driving infractions, DUI charges, drug charges, tourist defense, habitual traffic offenders, suspended licenses, leaving the scene of an accident and more. For additional information, visit http://www.trafficlawfirm.com.

Partner Robert P. Skubiak founder and senior partner of Skubiak & Rivas, P.A., attorney

Skubiak graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics in 1989 and graduated University of Florida in 1992 with a degree in Law. In 1993 Skubiak opened his own law office in Orlando to provide clients with traffic and criminal defense.

Partner Alain Rivas graduated from Rollins College with a B.A. in Political Science and History in 1992 and graduated from Stetson College of Law in 1994. Rivas worked for the Hillsborough County Attorneys Office and as legal Counsel for Joelo Inc., Attorney Rivas has extensive experience with criminal and traffic defense and has a passion for excellent service and excels with representing all of his clients.







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