As a lawyer living and working in South Florida since 1982, I am proud to have helped thousands find their way through the legal system, and to have done so by charging reasonable fees. I am also proud to count most of my clients as my friends. To me this is a sign that I have served my clients interests well and have done so in a friendly manner. I have kept my office small so that I can keep in touch. Find out for yourself and call for a free consultation.
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I focus my practice on immigration and citizenship law and have handled every type of immigration case, from family immigration matters to business and investor cases and citizenship applications. I am a nationally known expert on immigration and national security laws, and have testified regularly before Congressional committees on immigration, homeland security, and military matters. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Military Police, U.S. Army Reserve, I have extensive experience with U.S. military issues. I have also worked as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and have served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Alaska. I was a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration from 2008-2012. I regularly author articles on military-related immigration issues, and am well-versed on “parole in place” for military family members and the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (“MAVNI”) Program. I authored the book Immigration Law & the Military, which was published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 2012. On September 25, 2013, I was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
As a transactional real estate attorney I provide a distinctive skill set that draws from experience and formal education in the legal and business fields. I create innovative legal solutions for clients through a solid understanding of the business implications of each transaction. Real estate development has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. Growing up on the edge of the Front Range in Colorado, I admired the vast amounts of open space that helped define the United States as a frontier. As we continue to develop our built environment, we need to employ smart forms of development that create vibrant communities and provide a method to conserve open spaces. My professional goal is to use my legal and business backgrounds to encourage efficient development by merging legal and business advice. My broad range of experience includes commercial lease negotiations, real estate valuation, acquisition due diligence, leasing, management, rezoning, and construction of residential investment properties. I am licensed to practice law in Arizona and California.
Maribeth Conway represents clients in all types of estate planning matters, ranging from simple wills to complex irrevocable and dynastic trusts; in probate, conservatorship, guardianship and trust matters; with charitable planning and business affairs. Ms. Conway offers her clients an innovative and sophisticated estate planning practice. Her practice emphasizes basic estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax planning, business formation and succession planning. She has more than twenty years of special expertise in estate, gift and fiduciary tax matters, fiduciary representation, and planning for incapacitated adults and developmentally disabled family members.
Maribeth was born and raised in Anchorage and is a fourth generation Alaskan. She is also a documented direct lineal descendent of a patriot of the American Revolution and member the Daughters of the American Revolution. Together with her husband and son, she makes her home in Anchorage and is active in cross-country skiing and hiking in her “spare time.”
Cheryl Lorraine Hodgson
Cheryl Hodgson offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience based upon years of experience in the music industry at a manager, agent, and music publisher. Expert in litigation of matters pertaining to contractual disputes, artist rights, trademarks, copyrights, Cheryl uses her courtroom expertise not only as a litigator but as a mediator in cases involving trademarks copyrights and entertainment related matters. Years in the courtroom provide her clients with strong advocacy for in business transactions, calculated to seal the deal, while minimizing future risks.
Hodgson has been certified for arbitration and mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes and Advanced Workshops for the Uniform Resolution of Domain Disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She is licensed in California, New York, and Tennessee and has served as Professor of Music Law at Loyola University School of Law.
Cheryl Hodgson is the founder of Hodgson Legal and an entrepreneur in her own right, founding the successful online publication BrandAide.com, focused on providing brand owners with expert insights and advice in brand building. She is the author of the book Brandaide and has been a featured speaker in many professional groups including the California Copyright Conference, eMarketing Association, the ABA Sports & Entertainment Forum, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Cheryl is a certified yoga instructor and practitioner.
Philippe Phaneuf handles cases in International Law, Real Estate, Business, Environmental and Natural Resources and attended University of Toronto Faculty of Law. This attorney has been licensed for 13 years and has an office in Santa Monica, CA.
David Keith Hicks
Mediation is my chief focus. See nsmediation.us.
When I'm not working, I'm helping with community service. See my website at dhickslaw.com for more information. I have represented many lawyers and the family members of judges, and served as a Temporary Superior Court Judge in 5 California counties from 1979 to 2013, by invitation from those Courts after they had come to know my work. We are frank and prompt with advice, keep our clients posted on their cases and expect to win without having to break any rules. We won't take dishonest clients. If there aren't any tracks in the snow, we'll make some.
See my website at www.dhickslaw.com
Michael Charles Doland
I am a business attorney who does both transactions and litigation.
In business transactions, we do everything from formation of entities, contracts of all types, trademarks and licensing, due diligence and the contracts in the purchase and sale of businesses. We do no tax work but use outside experts. We do immigration work in collaboration with specialists of long-standing relationships.
For business transactions, we act like "outside general counsel" to the small and medium size businesses we represent. We have numerous companies that are start-ups and most of our company clients are with our firm for decades.
In litigation, we handle most civil litigation almost exclusively on an hourly fee basis. On the very rare occasion we handle a matter on a contingent fee. In addition to litigation in courts, I handle both arbitrations and mediations, as a lawyer and as a trained Mediator (by the International Trademark Association - INTA) and an accredited Arbitrator (e.g. FINRA).
We have substantial experience in the apparel business, businesses involved in foreign trade, restaurants, and the purchase and sale of real estate.
Jerome S. Cohen is the firm’s founder. Known for being a creative and results oriented attorney, Mr. Cohen has prevailed in both trial and motion practice before the bankruptcy courts, and has achieved favorable out of court settlements in national, regional, and local scale cases. In Chapter 11 debtor representation, he has "confirmed" numerous reorganization plans for his clients. He has obtained a significant external recognition of cost effective service and value added -- substantial judicial approval of his fee requests.
Mr. Cohen has more than four decades of business and legal experience. For two decades, he has specialized in business bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Mr. Cohen’s clients have included private and governmental entities, individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Since 2001, Mr. Cohen has carried the designation "Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law", conferred by the American Board of Certification, a highly respectable national peer review body. Few American lawyers can claim this distinction. Mr. Cohen's clients have included, on the creditor side, the City of Long Beach (as crude oil supplier to Chapter 11 debtor Thrifty Oil Company); Farmers and Merchants Trust Company of Long Beach; Fifth Third Trust Company (Ohio); Shoreline Village (owner of the Long Beach landmark waterfront shopping center); Franconia Two (owner of Tyson's Corner Mall, Virginia); and numerous other creditors in America and overseas, including creditors of airlines in Chapter 11. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor's Degree from Swarthmore College and a law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Bar Admissions in California, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Maryland. He received an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell. For 2012 and 2013, the publication "Super Lawyers" has listed Mr. Cohen in its Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights category.
Outside the office, I like the outdoors, especially hiking and growing vegetables. Love to read, cook, and socialize. I am a Big Sister in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program
Dana H Kjellgren
My primary goal in the practice of law is to help clients find solutions to address their business or personal requirements in a timely and cost-effective manner. I strive to provide prompt and responsive client communication, and work with clients in a flexible manner to help them achieve their goals.
I represent clients in connection with a wide range of matters in Flagstaff and other municipalities in Northern Arizona, including zoning, land use, governmental permitting, governmental and commercial contracts, among other issues.
My legal experience includes eight years of private practice in a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts in litigation and transactional work for corporate and private clients; two years as in-house counsel for an international computer company in Massachusetts and Switzerland; fifteen years of practice as a municipal attorney in Boston and in Flagstaff, Arizona; and nineteen years on the roster of the Coconino County Superior Court as a mediator for matters in litigation or in pre-litigation status. I was also the vice president of a closely held corporation for more than nine years, managing the financial and administrative affairs of the corporation, which has given me valuable insights into the issues which my business clients face.
W. James Slaughter
I grew up in the Coachella Valley and attended Indio High School. My father was a judge in Indio. He always told me I would be a good lawyer. I attended Santa Clara University and Boston University School of Law.
My first job was working for General Electric Company as a staff attorney. I worked in many places for GE (including New York and Washington D.C.) before returning to California. I've been practicing law with my brother since about 1990. We handle incorporations, contracts, other business transactions, tax, estate planning. We act as general counsel to several small and medium sized businesses. We try to offer sensible advice to our clients and help them to avoid legal problems with good planning and early advice.
I am active on the Board of Directors of Saint Joseph Ballet, an arts, education, and family services organization located in Santa Ana, California.
Mr. Kerekes is an experienced real estate and business attorney with over 30 years of experience. He began his career as assistant general counsel for a real estate development company and related brokerage company, negotiating and drafting construction agreements, financing agreements, and the purchase and sale of real property, as well as defending on construction claims. He also structured and organized entities to hold title and helped obtain financing. Thereafter, he went into private practice.
He is also a veteran trial attorney who has also prosecuted and defended major cases involving construction defects, breach of contract, partnership disputes and breach of fiduciary duty. He has been involved in real estate work-outs both privately and working through the bankruptcy courts.
Committed to helping start-up companies, Mr. Kerekes has been involved with a number of start-ups that have needed advice in the various aspects of setting up and running a new business, including capital formation, employment agreements, profit-sharing plans, as well as protecting confidential trade secrets and intellectual property.
Mr. Kerekes is licensed to practice before all California courts, state and local, as well as the federal courts in the Central District, Southern District, and Eastern District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
I practice Wage & Hour Law, representing workers in lawsuits against employers who fail to pay proper wages for every fraction of an hour worked (including overtime), for retaliation against workers who dare to complain about workplace safety and withheld pay, for discrimination against workers on the basis of sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or the fact that an employee insists upon wearing Polka dotted shirts to work every day. Regularly distributed dots in a textile design should be of no concern whatsoever to your employer. Power mongers can't resist the urge to lord it over someone else, monitoring their workers' pee for signs of intelligent life (e.g., CBDs). Really? Don't they have better things to do?
I have been practicing law since 1978. I represent individuals and businesses throughout the world with their personal needs and problems from personal injury matters to criminal actions felonies and misdemeanors-DUI's, (at affordable prices) including traffic/speeding tickets. My fees are fair and you will always be informed of what is going on with your matter. I am aggressive about resolving matters before they explode-however will become a fierce litigator when necessary.
My consultations are free.
Gerard William O'Brien
Gerard W. O'Brien, or Jerry
O'Brien as he is more commonly known, is a California
licensed attorney who began practice in June, 1991.
Jerry earned a Bachelor's
Degree in History at Brooklyn College in 1979. During
his education he had the privilege of studying with Professor Edwin
Pulitzer Prize winning author of “GOTHAM.”
After graduating from Brooklyn College Jerry went
into the culinary arts field,
cooking professionally in New York City, Paris France, and Orange
In 1980 Jerry participated in the New York Restaurant
Culinary Arts Program. Two days after finishing the program, Jerry went
France to work as Chef of the MacAdam Restaurant in Paris, where he spent all of 1981. Returning to
the USA, Jerry cooked in both New York City and Orange County
the Parties by Panache Web Site, which gets about 16,000 visits
per month and published "The Panache Experience", which until the
2007; the Panache Experience ran for 37 issues.
Jerry has written two novels, “The Sweet Water”, and
“A Field Guide to
the Angels in Brooklyn”. He is currently seeking publication of “A
Field Guide to the Angels in Brooklyn” . Jerry published the
acclaimed “O'Brien's Literary Speculator”.
Jerry completed a
certificate program in fiction writing at Cal State Fullerton. Mr.
over twenty five interviews, articles, and reviews published on
Pertaining to the practice of law: In 1987 Jerry began Law School at Western State University, College of
which he graduated in the top quarter of his class in 1990. Jerry won an
award for Bankruptcy and placed first in his class in Community
O'Brien conducted a solo legal practice in Brea, CA from 1991 to 2000,
point he went in-house at his family's business Parties By Panache, Inc.
counsel at Parties by Panache Jerry undertook several projects relating
marketing in addition to over seeing contracts, corporate, employment
Member of the California State Bar Association
Trust and Estates Section -
Business Law Section
Member of the Orange County
Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section -
Tax Law -
Trusts and Estates
Member of Wealth Counsel,
- Mr. O'Brien teaches a
course on Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer for
Deborah graduated from the prestigious Queen Mary University London, in the United Kingdom, with Honors at the top 2% of the year and was awarded the Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She is admitted to practice Law in California, England & Wales, in addition to United States District Court (Central District of California), United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court (Eastern District), United States Court of International Trade, United States Tax Court and California Supreme Court. She is both caring and extremely fierce in her representation of her clients from large corporation to private individuals.
Orlando Gotay Jr
Orlando has been in Palm Springs since 2013. In Washington DC he served as the 17th Deputy Maritime Administrator of the United States, a senior federal executive during the first Obama administration.
As a tax attorney, he prefers helping small businesses and individuals before the IRS, California tax agencies, and also likes dealing with international tax issues.
He’s a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former officer of the Navy, and a PriceWaterhouseCoopers "alumnus".
At the Alterman Affordable Divorce Center, we understand that legal matters can be unexpected and expensive, so we strive to be both effective and affordable. We provide family law services on an unbundled basis, which means that you can choose from a variety of services without committing to full representation. Taking advantage of our unbundled legal services allows you to decide where you need assistance, and control your costs accordingly.
We provide the legal help you need at a price you can afford.
John Spittler practices out of Miami, FL and handles cases in Real Estate, International Law, Commercial, Aviation, Criminal Defense, Business. This attorney attended University of Miami School of Law and has been licensed for 44 years.
With more than 15 multi-million dollar trials or settlements under my belt, I manage the firm from the Stuart, Florida office. I have about 100 trials and nearly a thousand depositions over my career in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, business and employment litigation, civil rights, class actions, product liability claims and other complex litigation matters.
I have litigated employment cases against corporate giants like General Motors, Wal-Mart, HCA, and Tyco International, and taken on the biggest insurance companies in death and serious injury cases all around Florida and the United States.
I am a member of the Florida Bar, Federal District Courts for Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the 11th Circuit in Atlanta and a member of numerous trial lawyer associations and charities. I am also a mediator, a graduate of FSU (BS) 1983 and Nova Southeastern (JD) 1987. I am happily married; my two daughters are pursuing careers in California. I am a pilot, certified diver, aspiring chef and have a great love of music, sports and technology.
Hector Lora handles cases in Litigation, Business, Wills & Living Wills, Family and has an office in Miami Shores, FL. This attorney attended Georgetown University Law Center and has been licensed for 31 years.
David Samuel Willig
I am an attorney qualified in the US and in Europe. I have been a lawyer in Florida for 25 years, and in France for 16 years. I am admitted to practice in all of the Federal courts in Florida, and have appeared in other states, as well. In France, I am in the Paris Bar, but I have also appeared as lead counsel in Lyon.
I utilize English, French, Spanish and Portuguese at a professional level, and often act as a consultant or "expert witness" for other lawyers involved in international cases.
In Florida, I am a "Civil-Law Notary," which facilitates documentation for business and personal matters in "notarial" countries, including almost all of Europe and South America.
Most recently, I have been certified as a Circuit Court Mediator in Florida. I can assist in resolving a wide variety of suits and claims, and can be of special assistance to parties whose native language is not English.
Founder and Manager of Firm. Litigated plaintiffs' securities fraud cases involving claims seeking damages for factual misrepresentation and omission; suitability and churning. I have experience litigating in U.S. District Court and before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit. As firm manager responsible for all business aspects of lawfirm operation including client relations; hiring , training and discharge of personnel ; maintaining professional standards and "rainmaking." Contributed to Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2014 Ed. (ABA) Prepared summary of 6th Circuit Court of Appeals securities laws decisions for Section 24.8 of Volume 2 Securities Litigation.
Kirsten Baier handles cases in Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Tax, International Law, Real Estate and attended Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center. This attorney has been licensed for 31 years and has an office in Miami, FL.
Eric Joseph Matheson
Eric Matheson has been licensed for 27 years and handles cases in Land Use & Zoning, International Law, Wills & Living Wills, Business. This attorney works in Palm Beach, FL and attended University of Miami School of Law.
A Philadelphia native, Daniel graduated from Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1978. In 1980, Daniel served as editor-in-chief of Harvard Law School’s weekly newspaper, the Harvard Law Record. After receiving a Juris Doctor from Harvard in 1981, Daniel moved to Miami to practice First Amendment law, commercial litigation, workers’ compensation defense and construction litigation with several prominent law firms. In 1984, Daniel relocated to West Palm Beach, FL, where he joined the law firm now known as Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O’Connell. He spent the next seven years working as a litigator and trial lawyer, handling a broad spectrum of matters, including insured fire and casualty losses, title insurance defense, libel claims, business interference suits and commercial collections. In 1991, Daniel joined the litigation team of W. R. Grace & Co., an international conglomerate, at its world headquarters in Boca Raton, FL. At Grace, Daniel defended the company in scores of multi-million dollar lawsuits attacking the safety and integrity of its asbestos-containing fireproofing products. In 2001, Daniel was recruited to oversee all litigation for RailAmerica, Inc., a railroad holding and operating company with several thousand employees and 50 different operations in 26 states, five Canadian provinces, Chile and Australia. When RailAmerica left South Florida in 2008, Daniel joined The Wackenhut Corporation (now known as G4S Secure Solutions USA), to oversee its litigation, including employment discrimination and harassment claims. As the head of litigation at two companies for 10 years, Daniel resolved hundreds of cases, ranging from federal agency claims to toxic tort mass disasters to a tunnel collapse. He has investigated company and employee misconduct and negotiated commercial contracts andlawsuit settlements throughout North America. While in-house, Daniel regularly wrote legal pleadings and contracts and tried cases before judges and other hearing officers.After 10 years of private practice, followed by 19 years as a client and an in-house lawyer, Daniel resumed the private practice of law in the spring of 2011. In 2012, Daniel attained AVPreeminent status from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, giving him the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.