Why Choose Global Law?
I am overjoyed at this moment. There are not enough adjectives to describe how wonderful Global Law is. Your support, expertise and attention to every detail concerning my Company's financial health plays a major role in our business operations. You are always there, knowledgeable and greatly appreciated. Not only have the tax filings been timely and prepared in an accurate and excellent manner, but the tax legal advice has been invaluable. We highly value Global Law's service and would be happy to talk with any of their prospective clients. -- Chris K. (USA)
Business and Tax Law
Global Law PLLC has provided valuable legal services for my company for years. Hortencia Torres is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable about how to apply tax law to achieve tremendous tax savings. I can count on the firms’ tax and business law expertise to help me make sound decisions to grow and protect my business. I appreciate their caring, compassionate and results-oriented approach. -- Manuel B. (USA)
Cross-Border Personal Income Tax
"As an American expat living overseas, getting good tax advice that applies to my specific case is paramount. The team at Global Law not only understands the complicated tax structures of the United States, but they are also very attentive to my individual needs in an international environment. With the increasing scrutiny of the U.S. Treasury on expat earnings and foreign holdings, I rely on Hortencia and her excellent team to keep me compliant with all of the relevant laws and regulations as these requirements often change. When assessing the bottom line, they always provide me with the most efficient tax strategies that minimize my tax burden. If you are looking for a team of professionals that will deliver outstanding results with a personal touch, I highly recommend the Global Law firm for all of your tax advice and Global Tax for tax preparation needs." -- David A. (Dubai, UAE)
Marriage-Based Green Card, Waiver of Joint Filing
"Thank you so much for all the support and dedication for my case. There are not words that can express my gratitude and happiness for this achievement. I could not make it without you (especially with the expertise of Suzette)." -- Alberto L. (Lima, Peru)
Employment-Based Green Card
"Suzette, I take this opportunity to thank you for your kind support with my US permanent residency application. You have been very kind and always supportive with all my queries and discussion related to the application, which resulted in getting the green cards successfully. Thank you very much again!" -- Siva S. (Mumbai, India)
Marriage-Based Green Card, Waiver of Joint Filing
"Thank you for all your efforts. God almighty bless you. " -- Joseph A. (Ghana, Africa)
U.S. Citizen Abroad
"I wish to thank Global Law for their honesty and practical advice, their friendly and always professional support, and most importantly, their clear results. I am a U.S. citizen living and working abroad for several years now. Although I was paying full income taxes in the countries where I was living, I was unaware for a long time about my legal obligation as an American citizen to still file taxes in the U.S. every year. When I learned of the serious potential fines and penalties involved, I turned to Global Law. The extensive knowledge and experience of Global Law allows them to advise the best course of action, and to gain the complete trust of their clients. My problem has now been solved and I have the peace of mind to continue working in full confidence and personal-tax compliance while overseas. I am extremely happy with the end result, and will not hesitate to recommend the services of Global Law to others." -- Andrew R. (Vietnam)
Hortencia Torres, Esq.Managing Partner
Ms. Torres is Managing Partner of Global Law, PLLC and Founder, President and CEO of Global Tax and Global Financial Enterprises. Ms. Torres is a veteran tax attorney with 20 years of experience in U.S. and international tax matters. She started Global as a tax preparation and financial services business providing tax planning, bookkeeping and accounting services to individuals, small businesses and corporations, and led the firm from start-up to a multi-state operation with eleven offices and more than 11,000 clients. Now Global provides legal representation to corporations and small businesses on tax matters, including analysis of complex situations, implementing cost-effective, tax saving plans, mergers and acquisitions, tax reporting for Subpart F income for foreign corps. Global is an authorized [Authorized filers to electronically file through crime network - All reporting for FIN (Financial Income ) and FICEN.114 (formally FBAR) and BSA form.] We also provide professional IRS representation to small business and individuals for audits, negotiated settlements and offers in compromise. A Venezuelan native, Ms. Torres is a highly accomplished entrepreneur, business owner and executive manager with domestic and international experience in business operations, profit and loss management, multi-channel product distribution, acquisitions, and positioning and strategic planning with startup and established organizations. Ms. Torres is a sought after public speaker who has hosted her own radio show, and is regularly featured on Univision and Telemundo Television as an expert in taxes and economic matters. She was awarded the Number 1 Gold Award for Creative Hispanic Advertising in 2008 for a Global Tax advertising campaign.
Suzette Blackwell, Esq.Attorney
Ms. Blackwell has been a licensed attorney for over 20 years and brings extensive experience as an analyst and strategist for corporate clients, government agencies, and individuals in areas of tax, corporate, municipal finance and immigration law. Ms. Blackwell advises corporate and-non-profit clients on formation of business organizations, corporate governance, and federal tax law, and she has served as counsel regarding complex legal issues related to the Internal Revenue Code, treasury regulations and revenue rulings, such as: tax free statutory mergers, tax-exempt status for U.S. territory banks, and spinning off a division of publicly traded corporation into a private foundation. She has served as an integral part of a legal team in numerous public finance transactions for waste recovery systems, housing and clean water. The team structured transactions for the issuance of over $13.8 billion of securities in a two-year period. She negotiated and drafted complex contracts for corporate clients, including agreements in connection with obligations of a foreign nation. As immigration counsel, Ms. Blackwell helps entrepreneurs, individuals and their family members obtain temporary and permanent visas. She is a staunch advocate for family unity and represented the interests of millions of immigrants on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) a national organization, on Capitol Hill to impact immigration policy. In past years she played a key role as organizer, and speaker at AILA DC Chapter annual conferences approved for continuing legal education credit. Ms. Blackwell is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Leon S. Demsky, Esq.Attorney
Leon S. Demsky has been providing expert legal advice and advocacy in Northern Virginia since 1975. His practice includes criminal, domestic, bankruptcy and personal injury. In 1978, Mr. Demsky and Sidney Lieberman formed the law firm of Lieberman and Demsky, P.C., with offices in Springfield and Arlington, Virginia. In 1984 he became a partner in the law firm of Pelton, Balland Young & Demsky, P.C. where he practiced for 24 years. Mr. Demsky joined Global Law as Of Counsel in 2016. He still maintains an office in Arlington County. Mr. Demsky's initial practice was primarily criminal defense. He estimates that during his career he has handled over 150 criminal jury trials on criminal charges ranging from capital murder cases to DWIs in the Circuit Courts, General District Courts and Juvenile Courts in Northern Virginia. His litigation experience also extends to civil matters. He tried his first civil jury trial in 1975, and since then has handled numerous personal injury cases, contract disputes, and other civil matters, some resulting in six figure jury verdicts and settlements. Over time, Mr. Demsky has become a true "general practitioner" as he developed expertise in family and domestic law and bankruptcy law. He has been involved in the area of domestic relations for over 40 years and has filed over 250 divorces during his career. He has handled numerous contested domestic relations matters, including contested custody cases, support determinations and equitable distribution hearings. He filed his first bankruptcy petition in 1978. Since then he has filed thousands of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 petitions. Mr. Demsky received his B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1972 and his J. D. from University of Richmond School of Law in 1975. He has been a member of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia since 1975 and a member of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals since 1984. He has held membership in the American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Arlington Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Mr. Demsky’s approach to legal representation is honest assessments of cases, and the highest level of care and attention to detail. He understands that his clients are often dealing with stressful, potentially life-altering legal consequences. His clients can expect him to understand the uniqueness of their situation and work with them to navigate the most trying times of their lives. For the past 41 years , Mr. Demsky has worked extensively throughout the area, with a focus on Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties, and the City of Alexandria. He has a good working relationship the Courts in Northern Virginia and his results usually leave his clients more than satisfied.