Clients often ask me about the "boutique" nature of my practice which I have limited to immigration matters only. There are several reasons why my practice is limited to only immigration matters.
First, all areas of law have become complicated. Government regulations, constantly revised administrative guidelines and rules, and many court cases impact any area of law practice. I think it is difficult to be a "general practice" lawyer in 21st century America. I am not comfortable "shooting from the hip" in my legal practice. Rather than be a "jack of all trades" I'd rather be a "master" in one.
Immigration law is already the most complex area of law; it is more complicated than tax law. Immigration matters involve several Executive Departments: Department of Homeland Security; Department of State; Department of Justice; and, Department of Labor. These Executive Departments often have several agencies involved in immigration matters. Each Department and agency has its own set of regulations and administrative review processes. The federal courts also make rulings affecting immigration laws. There are thousands of adjudicators and federal officers that make decisions in immigration matters. A good immigration lawyer has to spend time keeping up with constant changes in immigration law.
Second, my family is important to me. I like to spend time with my wife and children and participate in activities with them. I have coached my son's lacrosse teams and I am a high school lacrosse official. I am involved in community activities and organizations. My practice is not about taking on every matter possible or overcommitting to clients.
Your immigration matters are very important to you and your family. I recognize this. That's why my clients work directly with me, their attorney, and not through a secretary or paralegal. My practice is different because you and your immigration experience matter. When my clients call or email me they communicate directly with me; when my clients want to meet with me, they meet with me. That's they way I want you to experience your immigration legal matter.
I have been practicing law for 35 years. I have worked in large and small law firms. I have served as an Assistant Attorney General and Special Prosecutor in of Ohio. I have started and managed a small company grown into an almost 200 employee firm. I understand business. I understand governement regulations from both sides of the table. And I think this has given me useful insight to helping you as your immigration lawyer.
My clients tell me my fees are very reasonable. If you want to talk to someone knowledgeable and experienced about your immigration, visa or citizenship matter feel free to give me a call at (336) 808-1119. I'd be honored to assist you if I can.
Languages spoken: French
Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Full Service US Immigration Law Firm of the Year in NC||Global Law Experts||2016|
|Legal Elite||Legal Elite||2016|
|Client Distinction Award||Lawyers.com||2015|
|Top NC Lawyer--Recognition||Business Leader Media (North Carolina)||2009|
|Triad's Finest Top 12 Immigration Lawyers||Yes Weekly Magazine||2008|
|Fellow||NC Institute of Political Leadership||2004|
|Who's Who in the South & Southwest||Who's Who||2000|
|Who's Who in the South & Southwest||Who's Who||1999|
|Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America||Who's Who||1992|
|Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America||Who's Who||1991|
|Managing Partner||Goulder Immigration Law Firm||2003 - Present|
|CEO, Attorney, Mediator||North Carolina Business Mediation Service||1997 - 2003|
|Chairman & CEO||Emporium Stores Ltd.||1983 - 1997|
|Assistant Attorney General||Ohio Attorney General||1979 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||N/A||2004 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||N/A||1984 - Present|
|Capital University Law Review||Minority Voting Rights||1979|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|The Ohio State University||Economics and History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|Business Immigration in North Carolina||Employer I-9 Compliance||2007|