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
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.
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 officers
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 officers. We have handled successfully some particularly
difficult cases confronting Foreign Service and intelligence officers, both
before the Foreign Service Grievance Board and in the federal and local
courts. We work closely with AFSA when appropriate and cost-effective.
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.
WE PROVIDE FREE TAX CONSULTATION.
Specializing in Foreign Ser-
vice and overseas tax returns for 30-plus years. Income tax preparation
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.
FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR FS FAMILIES.
Planning LLC of Arlington, Va., provides financial 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, financial planning services.
Specially approved to use Dimensional Funds. Fee-Only, Fiduciary-Stan-
dard, Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). Licensed and insured.
Website:www.CarringtonFP.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 Pro- Advisor. Tel: (281) 360-2800. Fax: (281) 359-6080. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.globaltaxconsult.com
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