We can all agree that having a moral character is important, but that is especially true if you are an immigrant. You are always held to a higher standard.
Almost every time that you apply for an immigration benefit, the government will consider your good moral character. If you commit certain acts or crimes (even certain misdemeanors), lie on your application or fail to disclose important facts, the immigration officer can find that you lack good moral character and deny your application, and even place you in deportation proceedings.
And, sometimes, lying about something negative in your past can have consequences greater than the crime itself.
Moral of the story: be honest, be good, be responsible. Build relationships with people in your community because you may need them to vouch for you one day. And stay out of trouble with the law to the best of your ability.
I grew up in a super small town called Weirsdale, Florida. It's so small, my Mom and Dad drove me 45 minutes to another small town called Ocala just for school. I always excelled academically. Everyone would always say they expected me to do great things, and I knew I wanted to achieve great things, but I had no idea how to even do that. In my room in Weirsdale, FL, I would dream and dream. I ended up being the first in my family to graduate from college and to go on to law school. My motto throughout law school was to just put my all into everything. I rather have failed knowing that I did everything in my power than failed knowing I could have done more. Using that approach, law school ended up working out well lol. I started at a T50 and was able to transfer to a T25. I graduated with honors, and passed the July administration of the NY Bar. I landed a job practicing real estate law at a prominent real estate firm in NY, and I started a legal blog, @pointsoflaw. I have achieved, maybe not incredibly great things, but the things I dreamed about as a little girl in my room in Weirsdale, FL. From experience I can say, no dream is too big, once you set your eyes on it and work your ass off for it.
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I’m thinking it’s time for a little introduction and an announcement for anyone new around here!
I’m Shannon - wife to @barkerdirmann, mom to almost 2 year old Bates, attorney by day, and health coach ALL the time! I’m just your average busy working mom who runs to grab a salad on lunch break and can’t find a place to park - except I am a health coach and use some of that lunch time to encourage others!
I became a coach once I recovered from postpartum depression and went back to work post maternity leave. I realized the power of making your home the center of your health - for both your body AND your brain/emotions - and I had to share that!
For the past year and a half or so I coached more as a hobby. But I’ve realized that this biz not only WORKS (I’ve watched my clients lose 15-40 pounds on their health journey 🙋🏻♀️), BUT I’m up for a new challenge! Why this all of a sudden?
I saw some coaches at a coach event last week who were just normal, busy gals but had helped so many people that they were in the top elite of the company!
I realized, why not me? I can do that! So, I’m going for it, and I wanted to tell y’all. You’ll see my content change a little bit because I’m looking for ladies who want to join me. (with the same health motivation and tips too!)
I figured you should know because it’s accountability for me AND background for you! I’m so grateful to each of you for following along and commenting and supporting this. I’m excited to watch God move AND hand over my wildest dreams to him!
⚖️👨⚖️ Also, here is the latest organizational chart of the DOJ prior to Jeff Sessions being fired. Perhaps someone can share this with the nominee? He doesn't appear to be legally fit to fill the position considering that he is inheriting a monstrosity of an administration. The truth is that no one wants to have any association with the President or any of his catastrophic failures. Indeed, @SpeakerPelosi is correct. It is a matter of housekeeping. It is time to clean this disaster of a government. Also, @RepKevinMcCarthy, I am holding you accountable. 👨⚖️⚖️
¿Quién está detrás de GST & CIA?
Soy Gabriela Sánchez Torres, una abogada millenial con 10 años de experiencia.
Inicié como colaboradora jurídica, pero con disciplina, pasión y aprendizaje constante alcancé mi primer cargo importante como “Abogada asociada corporativa y coordinadora regional de propiedad intelectual”. El camino no siempre fue llano, hubo aciertos y desaciertos, pero la clave fue no perder mi meta, la cual me sirvió de brújula en el proceso.
⚫️¿Qué se vino después?
Del sector privado al sector público...
Una institución del gobierno en el sector de inversiones necesitaba un abogado corporativo que viniera del sector privado. Fue como llegué al cargo de “Asesora legal de la Dirección Nacional de Inversiones”.
En este empleo aprendí de los regímenes especiales de exenciones fiscales. Fue un reto enriquecedor, el cual me llenó de conocimientos no solo de las leyes reguladoras de los regímenes, sino de procesos de simplificación de negocios y mejora regulatoria.
⚫️La vida es una montaña rusa...
Cambio de dirección y no para bien, omitiré ciertos aspectos por respeto a terceros, pero puedo compartirles que hice un cambio de trabajo y no fue una buena decisión.
Como en la vida a veces tenemos un golpe de suerte y otros duros golpes de realidad.
Me sentí perdida, nada productiva y sin crecer en conocimiento profesional, y los que me conocen saben que me gusta siempre estar entre retos y aprendizaje.
⚫️Entre decisiones y retos..
Mi sueño y objetivo siempre había sido tener mi propia firma legal, por tanto lo convertí en mi proyecto acelerado, era momento de llevarlo acabo y ejecutarlo, ya no más sueños sino acciones.
⚫️El nacimiento de GST & CIA
Nació en mis pensamientos hace más de 15 años, quizá 20, pero a la vida civil y en sociedad nació un 9 de julio de 2018, entre expectativas, alegrías y por supuesto dudas, será que lo lograré, será que mis clientes continuarán conmigo, tendré la capacidad de que más clientes confíen en mi?
Tengo la fortuna de decir que sí, un equipo que me ha ayudado y dado ánimo y orientado para que GST & CIA crezca y se consolide día con día.
Gracias por leer.
First book I knocked off in 2019 👊🏽👊🏽📖. My goal this year is to knock off 40 books. I read 32 last year. This book was okay. Had some interesting ideas about "adaptive" solutions for complex problems. It's an interesting psychology read if you're into that sort of thing 👀. The more important thing is this finished book represents a step toward achieving a goal. Don't forget to celebrate your small victories that bring you closer to the large ones!! Even if the small victory is finishing a mediocre motivational psychology book 😏
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ESTIMATED TAX PAYMENTS - This poll asked if business owners made quarterly estimated tax payments & the results were interesting.
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Contact an accountant immediately if you are confused, to avoid the penalty from the IRS.
Understand that self-employed individuals, retirees, investors & others need to pay their taxes quarterly.
If you are confused, simply DM us or call 714-440-4839.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted in December 2017, changed the way tax is calculated for most taxpayers, including those with substantial income not subject to withholding. Among other things, the new law changed the tax rates and brackets, revised business expense deductions, increased the standard deduction, removed personal exemptions, increased the child tax credit and limited or discontinued certain deductions.
As a result, many taxpayers may need to raise or lower the amount of tax they pay each quarter through the estimated tax system.
Many of our clients always wonder which visa is the most viable for them. If you are an entrepreneur looking to create your dream in the US, our team can connect you with top #immigration attorneys to help file visa applications for 60% less than traditional law firms. Message us or hit the link in bio for more information — #LegalRevolution#greencard#h1b#l1visa
SWB’s Karen Ensley attending an APWC event in Dallas. Karen is a board-certified construction law attorney focused on representation of commercial and specialty contractors throughout Texas.
The Association of Professional Women in Construction (APWC) is a robust group of women encompassing all the facets of building amazing buildings in Dallas Fort Worth from A to Z. APWC’s mission is to build a stronger business network through, empowering, encouraging, equipping and educating women in the construction industry.
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“My wife paid $700.00 to a state-licensed training school established to help people acquire professional certifications. The certification required a class which was scheduled for a particular date when my wife signed up, but the school postponed and rescheduled the class twice. The new date no longer fit within her career plans, so she opted for a refund, which was available to her per the purchase policy. Over the next TWO MONTHS, she was sent on a voicemail runaround, passed from person to person and told 'the check is in the mail'. She must have explained the situation at least eleven times to eleven people. Fed up, I called My lawfirm. They gave me advice and sent a letter on our behalf. The combination of their advice and letter resulted in our receiving a $700.00 check. You can be sure we deposited that refund check quickly! Normally, I wouldn’t seek a lawyer for a small issue like this, but since it didn't cost us, why not? The assistance our provider law firm gave us on this one issue covers our plan the next three years! That is huge value.” — Another Satisfied Member #ShopMEEK
Kids all over the valley returned to school last week from winter break and the school zones are back, do you know where the school zone starts and ends? The school zone speed limit is enforced from the first sign you see until you pass the crosswalk. 🚸
According to CBS 10 New York, starting December 20, 2018, police can cite drivers in Mantua, Ohio if they are holding an animal, or are being distracted by an animal, while driving. 🐈 🐕 #dog#cat#pet#ohio#attorney#law#facts#bens_law
Happy work anniversary to these lovely ladies. They are an integral part of our team and we couldn't imagine our days without them. Thank you for all that you do to make our firm happy and successful! @pamadriaga@tgrlily9
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Lauren is the first to be featured in our "Did you Know" series. "Did you know" this about Lauren? Check back weekly for little tidbits not only about our staff but also about our firm and the law we practice!