In addition to being chosen by their peers to be listed in the prestigious journal, “The Best Lawyers in America,” Steve Trow and Linda Rahal have been quoted in Washingtonian magazine, BusinessWeek, and other national and regional publications. Keep an eye out for where these informed immigrations experts will be quoted next.
Washington DC, November 1, 2010 — The Washington, DC-based immigration law firm Trow & Rahal, PC, gained recognition on October 28 when its shareholders—Cynthia Hemphill, Linda Rahal, and Stephen Trow—were featured in Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers magazine, 2011 edition. This special publication was distributed to thousands of readers as an insert inside The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel magazine.
U.S. News & World Report, October 2010 — Hot off the presses is the 2010 Best Law Firms issue of U.S. News & World Report, which lists Trow & Rahal as one of the best immigration law firms in the country.
Immigration attorney Steve Trow, CEO and co-owner of the DC law firm Trow & Rahal, was quoted in the “Sound Bites” column of the July 28 issue of Legal Bisnow.
Sponsored by Hellerman Baretz Communications, Steve and three other attorneys were asked: What are your thoughts about the DOJ’s lawsuit this month challenging Arizona’s immigration law?
Steve said: “Congress dropped the ball on immigration reform, but that doesn’t give Arizona the right to run onto the field and pick it up. DOJ needs to get Arizona off the field, then Congress needs to fix our broken immigration system.”
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June 23, 2010, BNA.com — In an article posted today entitled, “IRS Will Incorporate HIRE Act Provisions Into Tax Code in Foreign Trust Rules Rewrite,” BNA reporter Diane Freda quoted Steve Trow about the specifics of those born in the U.S. She wrote:
A person can become or remain a U.S. citizen and not know it, said Steve Trow, an immigration attorney with Trow & Rahal PC. Anyone born in the United States is a citizen, regardless of the immigration status or wishes of the parents, he said, unless the parents have diplomatic immunity. In addition, if both parents are citizens of the United States, and either has resided in it for any period of time, the child is a U.S. citizen.
However, one of the trickier situations is when the child is born abroad to one parent who is a U.S. citizen and another parent that is not. Under current law, in that case, the child is a citizen if the U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States for at least five years before the birth of the child, at least two of which occurred after the parent turned 14.
“That’s not quite that simple though because there is the concept of deemed physical presence,” in which a U.S. parent may be working and living abroad and is deemed to be present in the United States so that the child by consequence is considered to be a U.S. citizen.
January 2010 — Again this year, Steve Trow, Linda Rahal, and Cynthia Hemphill have been selected by their peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America.
Since 2005, Trow & Rahal attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, and the criteria is rigorous. More than 18,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast more than a million votes on the legal abilities of their colleagues. Because no fee or purchase is permitted to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
Legal Times, March 26, 2007 — In an article published in the Legal Times, immigration attorneys Steve Trow and Charles Bruce write, “Imagine that your foreign-born client has been an American citizen since birth—and doesn’t know it.”
“This is a pleasant dream for an immigration lawyer, but it can be a nightmare for a tax adviser. The U.S. government taxes American citizens on their worldwide income and taxes their worldwide assets at death, even if they have no residence or domicile in the United States. This is a heavy price to pay if the client has never‚ or hardly ever, claimed the benefits of American citizenship.”
January 2007 — Washingtonian magazine listed Trow & Rahal as Top Lawyers to Call in an article entitled, Where’s Your Green Card? The magazine wrote, “When the immigration authorities come to the door threatening to haul you or your foreign-born help away, here are some people who may be able to help.”
January 2006 — How do Washingtonians stay in shape? In January 2006 reporter Alycia Kilpatrick interviewed triathlete Linda Rahal, COO of the DC immigration law firm Trow & Rahal, who said: “I train for the Ironwoman. I also do weights and go to Bikram Yoga in Tenleytown. This is the ‘hot’ yoga where the room is heated to over 100 degrees. It helps to have someone you meet for workouts—my friend and I go on morning bike rides at least twice a week.”
November 2005 — Can you imagine working at Exelixs or Foodsense and trying to get your boss’ attention by joining him or her for a lunchtime workout? You had better be pretty fit, because at those two companies your boss happens to also be the fittest CEO in the world. The CEO Ironman Challenge is a program designed as a ‘race within the race’ for CEOs and high ranking corporate officers who compete in Ironman events, which recognizes that corporate leaders don’t necessarily have the time available to properly train for an Ironman given the high demand on their time and extensive travel. It also recognizes that they have achieved a certain level of success, and are looking for the ultimate Ironman experience that includes meeting Pro athletes, the best help available, removal of all hassles, and guests that are fully catered to while the CEO prepares for, and races in, the Ironman.
October 2005 — “So how do typically overworked CEOs find time to train for one of the most demanding sporting tests on the planet when most Americans struggle to get to the gym a couple times a week?” asks BusinessWeek magazine. “Basically, by focusing the same energies on athletics that they pour into their profession.”
Trow & Rahal exec Linda Rahal, 41, says: “Ironman training and racing is how I approach life: Set high standards and work extraordinarily hard.” She started training for her first marathon while studying for the bar and plans to finish her fifth Ironman in Hawaii. Observes Ted Kennedy, a former marketing manager with Ironman North America who started CEO Challenge five years ago: “A lot of these people have achieved everything they’ve ever tried. They love challenges.”
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