PALO ALTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that international law attorney Fred Ariel Rodriguez has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Rodriguez specializes in international legal matters involving the transfer of personnel, goods, intellectual property and services across borders.
He has extensive experience with business immigration, business transactions, intellectual property law, and non-profit organizations. He has represented companies in a wide variety of businesses, including education and business consulting, construction, software development, clothing manufacturing, wine production and distribution, print and online magazine publishing, the manufacture and sale of food processing equipment and non-profit organizations (including religious institutions).
“We are very excited to have an attorney of Fred’s caliber and expertise join our growing firm,” stated Geoff Willard, chair of Virtual Law Partners’ Corporate Group. “Fred’s extensive experience in international law and immigration matters will be of substantial value in addressing the growing complexity of our clients’ needs.”
Mr. Rodriguez was formerly a partner at Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon and then at Stein & Lubin, LLP, before forming his own firm in 2001. In 2006 he taught a course on International Business Transactions in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Vermont.
“I look forward to working with VLP’s talented team of attorneys within its highly innovative virtual law firm model,” Mr. Rodriguez stated. “The VLP model offers a very compelling, cost-effective and efficient way to deliver legal services. By joining VLP, I will be able to broaden the services that I offer my clients and serve them better.”
Mr. Rodriguez serves as an Advisor Emeritus member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California International Law Section. On January 28, 2011, he will moderate a panel and present on “Global Personnel Options in a Flat World: the Transfer of Key Personnel to the United States, India and China” as part of a full day program put on by the International Law Section on “Business without Borders in a ‘Flat’ World.”
Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the International Law Section and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California and of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is deeply committed to his civic duties and is currently serving as Trustee of the Commonwealth Club of California, and is a former member of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont, Mr. Rodriguez received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is fluent in spoken and written Spanish.
About Virtual Law Partners LLP:
VLP is a general business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across multiple industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, intellectual property, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, insurance, tax, commercial lending and real estate. We represent clients that vary in size from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies, and our client base includes private and public corporations, venture capital and private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and individuals. By eliminating central offices and other unnecessary expenses, we cut our overhead and offer compelling rates. VLP is based on the core values of excellence, efficiency and innovation, and we pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of the changing legal profession.
For more information about VLP, visit www.virtuallawpartners.com .
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