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Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian

Mar 20, 2014 04:11PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Image titleThe Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian is a vibrant and dynamic law firm located in West Annapolis. The firm provides representation to clients in the areas of family law (divorce, alimony, separation agreements, child custody and support, guardianship), immigration, estate planning and administration, bankruptcy, and civil litigation. The firm welcomes complex and challenging litigation in all areas of practice.

Ms. Karpouzian has extensive experience in providing competent and effective representation to businesses and individuals for the past 18 years. In her representation, Ms. Karpouzian ensures that the litigants’ rights are protected. She has represented clients in very complex divorces and child custody litigation as well as Immigration litigation. She has helped clients in immigration matters in obtaining adjustment of status (Green Card) and naturalization, assisted businesses to obtain work authorization and residency for their foreign workers. Whether your legal need is domestic in nature or you are an employer facing the dilemma of hiring talented foreign workers, a fiancé, or a spouse trying to bring your loved one to the United States, or an undocumented individual in removal proceedings, Ms. Karpouzian is a dedicated attorney who will handle your legal matter with utmost care, professionalism, and efficiency. She has achieved optimum outcome for her clients.

Ms. Karpouzian is appointed by the Circuit Court to represent disabled individuals in guardianship matters and to protect their rights. She is also court approved to conduct mediations in custody/visitation matters. She is very compassionate and sensitive to the needs of her clients and devotes a focused attention to their specific issues and has been an effective advocate for their causes.

Ms. Karpouzian established her firm in 1998 after working for the Maryland Department of Legislative Reference and for one of the larger firms in Annapolis. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. She has technical and business background with dual Bachelor degrees in Information Systems Management and Economics (graduated Magna Cum Laude). She has served on the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland by appointment from the Court of Appeals of Maryland and co-authored articles for local magazines. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland, District of Columbia, and United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Maryland Bar Association, and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association.

Image titleLaw Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian
107 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 9
Annapolis, Maryland 21041
410-280-8864 Phone
410-268-5616 Fax

Q. How can an employer determine whether a potential employee is legally authorized to work in the U.S.?

A. Employers can use E-Verify, a free Internet-based system, available through U.S. Department of Homeland Security that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. Employer will need the employee to complete form I-9 providing information that the employer uses in verifying eligibility. E-Verify also alerts the employer when an employee’s work authorization is expiring.

Gilda Karpouzian, The Law Office of Gilda O. Karpouzian