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Rebecca Cook Black

Rebecca Cook Black

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

I spent fifteen years working in the Food and Beverage industry, in the US, Spain and in France. In Spain I worked in various restaurants- as an apprentice chef in ARZAK in San Sebastian, a general manager in Seville, as an Owner/operator in Irun and as the dessert maker at La Masia del Vino in Valencia. In France I was part of the opening team at EuroDisney- being the General Manager for the Park Side Diner in the Hotel New York. After fifteen years, I was ready for a change- I went into outside sales and management of a light industrial temporary help company. Most of my employees came from diverse backgrounds, with the majority being from other countries. One day as I was driving to work, the light bulb went off and I realized I needed to be an immigration attorney.


I took the LSAT, attended Florida Coastal and started working for David Fletcher, PA. There, I handled the business cases- bringing foriegn investors to the US and helping foriegn exchange students develop long term strategies to stay here. I also worked on family sponsorships- reuniting families and helping people successfully bring and/or keep their spouses here. And finally I was able to prepare and defend asylum and deportation cases as well as appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the 11th Circuit. A couple of my successful BIA appeals included a case involving membership in a particular social group involving international sex trafficking and another one dealing with Albanian political asylum.


I recently decided to go to the next level and start my own practice- that of Rebecca C. Black Immigration. I am excited about the new challenges that I will be meeting.


 

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Languages Spoken: French, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Immigration: 100%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Rebecca C. Black Immigration

5800 Beach Blvd 203-176
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200608/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Professor: Co-Taught Intercession ClassFlorida Coastal School of Law2011 - 2011
AssociateDavid R. Fletcher, P.A.2006 - 2012
Student Legal AssistantDavid R. Fletcher, P.A.2004 - 2006

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida BarN/A2006 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Hispanic Chamber of CommerceN/A2006 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Jacksonville Women Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Gjon Doe v. USCase remanded to IJ for favorable adjudication
EB1 Exceptional Alien DancerApproved
EB1 Outstanding Professor or ResearcherApproved

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Restaurant and LodgingAre-You-I-9-Compliant?2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate2006
Marymount UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA1990
The University of VirginiaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Business and Employment VisasBusiness and Employment Visas2009
Alternative Immigration Strategies for International StudentsAlternative Immigration Strategies for International Students2009
Florida Coastal Alumni AssociationImmigration Issues for Criminal Defense Attorneys2008