Attorney Profiles

Saltzman & Evinch, PLLC provides a variety of legal services to foreign and domestic clients in the private and public sectors.

The firm concentrates on matters relating to Turkey and the surrounding region, providing an in-depth understanding of the area, its people and cultures; talent and experience in domestic and foreign legal system; and, an extensive network of professionals and support staff.

In addition to legal counseling, Saltzman & Evinch, PLLC conducts litigation, negotiation, legal research and drafting, business and security intelligence, and project development and management services.

We are enthusiastic practitioners of the law and place special importance on understanding our clients' interests and goals. We pride ourselves on the speed with which we complete client assignments, as well as in being cost-effective by not overstaffing matters and by not "reinventing the wheel" with each successive matter.

David Saltzman

Principal

David Saltzman specializes in private and public international law litigation, arbitration, and negotiation, at the federal district and appellate levels. He has assisted several foreign countries in successfully overcoming complex and politically sensitive legal and commercial challenges. He also handles matters involving civil liberties and the rights of individuals to freely speak and write about genuine historical and political controversies.

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GÜNAY EVINCH (ÖVÜNÇ)

Principal

Günay Evinch is a second generation Turkish American of Ottoman Macedonian heritage. His concentration is public international law, international treaties, international organizations, international and federal jurisdiction, foreign affairs law, state sovereignty, military prerogatives, anti-terrorism and human rights, the law of war, and the law of the sea.

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EFE POTUROGLU

Partner

Efe Poturoglu is a first generation Turkish American and an expert in U.S. immigration law. Mr. Poturoglu focuses on business and family immigration matters including all types of temporary visas (such as H-1B, H-2B, L-1, E-2, O and R visas) as well as employment and family based permanent residence. Mr. Poturoglu also advises corporate clients with the transfer of executives and employees to the United States.

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RACHEL CERQUEIRA DENKTAŞ

Associate

Rachel Denktas is active in the firm’s public international law and commercial law practice. She has assisted in litigating cases on behalf of the Republic of Turkey, foreign national banks, and North Cyprus. In addition to litigation work, she is involved in consulting foreign states and commercial entities on U.S. legislative and commercial affairs. She has experience in all aspects of U.S. sovereign immunity law.

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Armaghan Jahangiri

Associate

Armaghan Jahangiri is an Associate Attorney within the firm’s immigration law practice. Ms. Jahangiri has significant experience in business immigration matters including various temporary visas (such as H-1B and L-1) as well as employment based permanent residence (EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3).

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Estefania Pena-Cristians

Case Manager

Ms. Estefania Pena-Cristians is a paralegal in the firm’s immigration practice. She handles a wide variety of business immigration maters including work and investment visas (H-1B, L-1, O-1 and E-2) and employment based green cards (EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3)

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