The Grady Firm, P.C. Celebrates Its Seventh Anniversary
On March 19, 2019, The Grady Firm, P.C. celebrated its seventh anniversary. Since its inception in 2012, the firm has grown from supporting startups in the Silicon Beach region of Los Angeles, to adding immigration and employment law departments for dynamic, rapid-growth international clients with a California presence. The Firm has added multiple attorney specialists in each discipline, and offices in Beverly Hills, Irvine, and San Diego, California. Our network of tech-savvy, multi-lingual attorneys are fluent in Spanish, Italian, German, and Farsi. They are licensed in California, and can practice immigration in all 50 U.S. states.
In addition, the firm has partnerships with intellectual property and non-profit attorneys licensed domestically in Texas, Louisiana, and Washington, and with attorneys that specialize in immigration, business, and real estate licensed internationally in Canada, Italy, and Germany.
The Grady Firm has a diverse roster of clients that work in the fields of automotive repair, communications, construction, entertainment, beauty and wellness, fashion, life science, landscape construction and maintenance, marketing/branding, nightclubs, professional services, restaurants, retail, sports coaching, software engineering, startups, technology, and transportation.
Over the past year, we have broadened the scope of our immigration practice to include H-2B visas for ski resort and landscape industry employees, in addition to already helping our clients obtain visas, Green Cards, and citizenship based on family relations, investment or employment through the EB-1, E-2, EB-3, E-3, EB-5, F-1, H-1B, L-1, J-1, O-1, P, and TN categories.
We expanded our employment law practice as outside employment counsel/Human Resources support to our corporate clients that need help hiring, firing, and disciplining their employees, and bringing top talent to the United States from abroad. In particular, our firm helps Human Resources departments stay compliant with California’s new Sexual Harassment Prevention law that mandates training for employers with 5+ employees to train their employees on sexual harassment prevention biannually, and within six months of hire or promotion of supervisors.
The Grady Firm fifth anniversary party in 2017
The Grady Firm thanks its attorneys, clients, and referral partners for their support and confidence over the years.
Over the past seven years, the firm has been part of its community with the following memberships:
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Partner Firm and member of Board of Directors, the California Employers Association (CEA)
Resource partner and frequent presenter to the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA)
Member, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West
Past Member, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Past Member, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
Past Mentor, Speaker, and Panelist, Expert DOJO
Ms. Grady at the CLCA Industry Show
Over the last two years, The Grady Firm, has become a resource and partner firm to the California Landscape Contractors Association. We hosted a well-attended webinar in December 2018, and a live seminar at the 40th Annual California Landscape Contractors Association Landscape Industry Show in Ontario, California, on February 7, 2019. Jennifer Grady, Esq. and Anthony Mance, Esq. spoke on the topic of handling unexpected immigration-related site visits from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and/or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in addition, to tips and recommendations for H-2B applications for temporary workers.
Last year, the firm’s founder, Jennifer Grady, Esq., lent her experience at various speaking and business engagements in the US and abroad. Highlights from these opportunities include:
Ms. Grady and her fellow panelists at SelectUSA Canada on April 12, 2018
In April 2018, at SelectUSA Canada, a U.S. Department of Commerce Program aimed at facilitating cross-border investment, Ms. Grady spoke to a group of 100 Canadian entrepreneurs and US Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) on “Moving people across the border: Immigration considerations for investors.“
In June 2018, The Grady Firm, P.C. met with German clients and local business owners in Berlin and Munich to provide insight on navigating business dealings and citizenship applications under the current political climate.
Ms. Grady speaking on the FDI panel about immigration in the Trump Era in San Diego (09/20/18)
In September 2018, Ms. Grady was a panelist on Foreign Direct Investment at the San Diego Global Investment Forum. She lent her expertise on immigration options and trends for investors and employees who are relocating to Southern California to the over 500 professionals in attendance.
In November 2018, Jennifer Grady attended the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual update in San Diego to discuss the latest changes to employment-based immigration law in the United States in the Trump era.
In January 2019, The Grady Firm P.C. attended the California Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Seminar to ensure full compliance with the dozens of new employment laws passed by Governor Edmund Brown in 2019.
Over the past seven years, the firm’s founder, Jennifer Grady, Esq. has attended business delegations abroad, provided legal tips on entrepreneurship podcasts; appeared as a TV guest on Business Rockstars; and has been invited to speak around the world on immigration, employment, and business topics for organizations across the United States, Canada, Germany, and Chile. She continues to add to her portfolio and expand the platforms on which she appears each year.
This year, the firm gave back to the community through Soldier’s Angels’ Warm Feet for Warriors project. This initiative distributes socks to veterans in VA hospitals and includes them in care packages sent to U.S. soldiers stationed around the globe. The firm used its network to collect donations from the entire community and give back to those that gave so much to their country.
The firm has also given back to the community with a scholarship to assist a student at the at the University of California, San Diego, study abroad in Amman, Jordan. Our 2017 winner, Alexandra Gunn, extended her stay in Jordan for an additional year to provide aid to refugees in the Middle East.
In addition, The Grady Firm commits an annual contribution to preserve historical architecture through the Los Angeles Conservancy.
THE GRADY FIRM, P.C. PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
Photo by Amy Hirschi on Unsplash
Business Advising: We specialize in counseling local and foreign entrepreneurs on ways to successfully build and expand their businesses with our holistic services of corporate entity formation and counseling, custom contract drafting, policies & procedures development, business coaching, and referrals to relevant service providers.