Firm Tackles Immigration Issues

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 12:00 am  

Milton DeJesus and Angela Schnuerle of Immigration Law Center LLLP in Little Rock. (Photo by Mauren Kennedy)

Some of the other issues that the center will handle include estate planning. “We’re now dealing with second- or third-generation immigrants who … have set up businesses,” DeJesus said. “They’re looking for long-range plans for their children.”

International trade matters will also be a key part of the firm’s business. DeJesus said the firm has clients in Africa who are facing some tariff and transportation issues that need to be handled. The firm also is considering doing work in southern Europe.

DeJesus, who is licensed to practice in the U.S. Court of International Trade in Washington, D.C., said he won’t attempt to become licensed in several foreign countries. Instead, he said, he’ll work on cultivating relationships. “We’re looking to partner up with other individuals and entities and be able to be the American side of their business,” he said.

Growth Plans

DeJesus said the firm is considering adding lawyers. “There are a lot of attorneys talking to us right now,” he said.

Schnuerle added that she doesn’t want the firm to grow too quickly.

DeJesus, who declined to give his age but said he’s old enough to retire, said he didn’t know what the future holds for the firm. Schnuerle also declined to give her age.

“It came together because we had a similar vision,” DeJesus said. “It’s an idea whose time has come. Where it will go depends on our energy level.”



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