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.
Languages Spoken: French, Spanish
Licensed since 2006
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||05/07/2015|
|Professor: Co-Taught Intercession Class||Florida Coastal School of Law||2011 - 2011|
|Associate||David R. Fletcher, P.A.||2006 - 2012|
|Student Legal Assistant||David R. Fletcher, P.A.||2004 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Hispanic Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Hispanic Chamber of Commerce||N/A||2006 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2006|
|Marymount University||Business Administration||MBA||1990|
|The University of Virginia||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Business and Employment Visas||Business and Employment Visas||2009|
|Alternative Immigration Strategies for International Students||Alternative Immigration Strategies for International Students||2009|
|Florida Coastal Alumni Association||Immigration Issues for Criminal Defense Attorneys||2008|