JANUARY FEBRUARY 2015
THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LEGAL SERVICESATTORNEY WITH 34 YEARS’ successful experi- ence SPECIALIZING FULL-TIME IN FS GRIEV- ANCES will more than double your chance of winning: 30% of grievants win before the Grievance Board; 85% of my clients win. Only a private attor- ney can adequately develop and present your case, including necessary regs, arcane legal doctrines, precedents and rules. Call Bridget R. Mugane at: Tel: (301) 596-0175 or (202) 387-4383. Free initial telephone consultation.
EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING FS
o cers in griev-
ances, performance, promotion and tenure, nancial claims, discrimina-
tion and disciplinary actions. We represent FS o cers at all stages of the
proceedings from an investigation, issuance of proposed discipline or
initiation of a grievance, through hearing before the FSGB. We provide
experienced, timely and knowledgeable advice to employees from junior
untenured o cers through the Senior FS, and often work closely with
AFSA. Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch.
Tel: (202) 331-9260.
by attorney who is a former FSO. Have your
will reviewed and updated, or a new one prepared. No charge for initial
M. Bruce Hirshorn, Boring & Pilger, P.C.
307 Maple Ave. W., Suite D, Vienna VA 22180
Tel: (703) 281-2161. Fax: (703) 281-9464.
ATTORNEYS EXPERIENCED IN
representing Foreign Service o cers
and intelligence community members in civil and criminal investi-
gations, administrative inquiries, IG issues, grievances, disciplinary
investigations and security clearance issues. Extensive State Depart-
ment experience, both as counsel to the IG and in L, and in represent-
ing individual o cers. We have handled successfully some particularly
di cult cases confronting Foreign Service and intelligence o cers, both
before the Foreign Service Grievance Board and in the federal and local
courts. We work closely with AFSA when appropriate and cost-e ective.
Doumar Martin PLLC.
Tel: (703) 243-3737. Fax: (703) 524-7610.
TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES
DAVID L. MORTIMER, CPA:
Income tax planning and
preparation for 20 years in Alexandria, Va. Free consulta-
Tel: (703) 743-0272.
IRVING AND COMPANY, CPA:
Scott Irving, CPA, has more than 16 years
of experience and specializes in Foreign Service family tax preparation
and tax planning.
Tel: (202) 257-2318.
PROFESSIONAL TAX RETURN PREPARATION
Arthur A. Granberg, EA, ATA, ATP, has more than 40 years of experience
in public tax practice. Our Associates include EAs & CPAs. Our rate is
$110 per hour; most FS returns take just 3-4 hours. Located near Ballston
Mall and Metro station.
Tax Matters Associates PC
4420 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 500
Arlington VA 22203.
Tel: (703) 522-3828.
Fax: (703) 522-5726.
FREE TAX CONSULTATION
for overseas personnel. We process federal
and state returns as received, without delay. Preparation and represen-
tation by enrolled agents includes TAX TRAX, a unique mini- nancial
planning review with recommendations. Full nancial planning also
available. Get the most from your nancial dollar! More than 30 years of
Financial Forecasts, Inc.
Barry B. DeMarr, CFP, EA & Bryan F. DeMarr, EA
3918 Prosperity Ave #318, Fairfax VA 22031
Tel: (703) 289-1167.
Fax: (703) 289-1178.
Website:www.FFITAX.com U.S. TAXES FOR EXPATS. Brenner & Elsea-Mandojana, LLC, is a professional services rm that specializes in the tax, nancial planning and business advisory needs of U.S. citizens, foreign persons and their businesses. Managing Member Christine Mandojana CPA, CFP ®, is the spouse of a Foreign Service o cer who specializes in the unique aspects of expat taxation and nancial planning, including rental properties. Managing Member Jim Brenner CPA/ABV, CGMA, has more than 30 years of diverse experience, is an IRS Certi ed Acceptance Agent (for persons needing assistance with taxpayer ID numbers) and a Quick- Books ProAdvisor. Tel: (281) 360-2800. Fax: (281) 359-6080. Email: email@example.com
FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR FS FAMILIES.
Planning LLC of Arlington, Va., provides nancial planning services
to Foreign Service families worldwide. Principal William Carrington
is a Foreign Service spouse with 19 years of FS experience. Web-based
process provides customized, collaborative, nancial planning services.
Specially approved to use Dimensional Funds. Fee-Only, Fiduciary-Stan-
dard, Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). Licensed and insured.
CANTO SPEECH THERAPY ONLINE
. Anywhere in the world! Long
established, well known, widely respected.
Tel: (971) 252-2062.
FURNISHED LUXURY APARTMENTS
: Short/long-term. Best locations:
Dupont Circle, Georgetown. Utilities included. All price ranges/sizes.
Tel: (202) 251-9482.