THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LEGAL SERVICESATTORNEY WITH OVER 25 YEARS’ successful experience SPECIALIZING FULL-TIME IN FS GRIEVANCES will more than double your chance of winning: 30% of grievants win before the Griev- ance Board; 85% of my clients win. Only a private attorney 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. Email: email@example.com Website: foreignservicelawyer.com Free initial telephone consultation.
EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING FS
officers in griev-
ances, performance, promotion and tenure, financial claims, discrimina-
tion and disciplinary actions. We represent FS officers 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 officers through the Senior FS, and often work closely with
AFSA. Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch.
Tel: (202) 331-9260.
THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP WORLDWIDE
has a dedicated
group of attorneys with over 100 years of collective experience and pro-
vides assistance to Foreign Service employees litigating before the FSGB,
EEOC, MSPB and OSC. Our attorneys specialize in federal employment
law, representing clients located across the globe who work at all types
of federal agencies. We defend our clients at all stages of litigation, for
all matters, and maintain professional relationships even post-legal rep-
resentation. For a free consultation please contact us, and mention you
saw this ad inThe Foreign Service Journal.
Tel: (202) 862-4360.
TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES
DAVID L. MORTIMER, CPA:
Income tax planning
and preparation for 20 years in Alexandria, Va.
Tel: (703) 743-0272.
IRVING AND COMPANY, CPA.
Scott Irving, CPA, has more than 18 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
$125 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.
WE PROVIDE FREE TAX CONSULTATION
. Specializing in Foreign
Service and overseas tax returns for 30-plus years. Income tax prepa-
ration and representation by Enrolled Agents. Electronic filing of tax
returns for fast processing. Taxes can be completed via: email, phone
or in person. We handle all state filings. Custom comments provided
on each return to help keep our clients heading in the right financial
direction. TAX TRAX, a financial planning report card, is available. Tax
notices and past due returns welcome. Office open year round. Financial
planning available, no product sales, hourly fee.
Send us your last 3 returns for a free review.
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 firm that specializes in the tax, financial 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 officer who specializes in the unique aspects of expat taxation and financial planning, including rental properties. Managing Member Jim Brenner CPA/ABV, CGMA, has over 30 years of diverse experience, is an IRS Certified Acceptance Agent (for persons needing assistance with taxpayer ID numbers) and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Tel: (281) 360-2800. Fax: (281) 359-6080. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.globaltaxconsult.com
FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR FOREIGN SERVICE EMPLOYEES
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Foreign Service Specialized. 20+ years of FS life
experience. FSI financial planning subject matter expert/lecturer.
Together, let’s make a plan that encompasses your TSP, IRAs, Invest-
ments, Retirement, Homeownership, College Funding and other goals.
In-person or virtual meetings.
William Carrington CFP®, RMA®
CORPORATE APARTMENT SPECIALISTS.
Abundant experience with
Foreign Service professionals. We work with sliding scales. TDY per
diems accepted. We have the locations to best serve you: Foggy Bottom
(walking to Main State), Woodley Park, Chevy Chase and several
Arlington locations convenient to NFATC. Wi-Fi and all furnishings,
houseware, utilities, telephone and cable included.
Tel: (703) 979-2830 or (800) 914-2802.
Fax: (703) 979-2813.
DC GUEST APARTMENTS.
Not your typical “corporate” apartments—
we’re different! Located in Dupont Circle, we designed our apartments
as places where we’d like to live and work—beautifully furnished and
fully equipped (including Internet & satellite TV). Most importantly, we
understand that occasionally needs change, so we never penalize you if
you leave early. You only pay for the nights you stay, even if your plans
change at the last minute. We also don’t believe in minimum stays or
extra charges like application or cleaning fees. And we always work with
you on per diem.
Tel: (202) 536-2500.