The Foreign Service Journal, March 2021

94 MARCH 2021 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS n LANGUAGE SERVICES Language Operations Company offers private, semi-private and group classes to prepare you for FSI, OPI and DLPT exams. We excel in training federal and private students to reach their language goals through an ILR scale-based curriculum that combines language and culture. Language Operations Company Tel: (703) 477-1502. Email: Website: n LEGAL SERVICES ATTORNEY WITH OVER 25 YEARS’ successful experience SPECIALIZING FULL-TIME IN FS GRIEVANCES will more than double your chance of winning: 30% of grievants win before the Griev- ance Board; 85% of my clients win. Only a private attorney can adequately develop and present your case, including necessary regs, arcane legal doctrines, precedents and rules. Bridget R. Mugane Tel: (301) 596-0175 or (202) 387-4383. Email: Website: EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING FS officers in grievances, performance, promotion and tenure, financial claims, discrimination, security clearance issues, and disciplinary actions. We represent FS officers at all stages of proceedings from investigation to issuance of proposed discipline or initiation of a grievance, through hearing before the FSGB. We provide experienced, timely, and knowl- edgeable advice to employees from junior untenured officers through the Senior FS and often work closely with AFSA. Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch Tel: (202) 331-9260. Email: General civil and criminal. Wills, trusts, and probate for DC and VA residents. FS-related issues, including clearances and whistle-blower. Free phone consultation. Law Office of Russell Bikoff. Former FSO. Tel: (202) 466-8270 x. 4. Email: Website: n REAL ESTATE “Alan Davis is a personable, knowledgeable, and attentive Realtor. He helped our FS family find the right house and complete the sale with us posted seven time zones away. We highly recommend Alan to other FSOs in need of an understanding and hardworking repre- sentative.” DoS Client Sept. 2020 As a retired SFSO and full-service Realtor, whether buying or selling, I work at your pace to ensure a smooth transition wherever you are stationed. ALAN DAVIS, REALTOR Long & Foster 6045 Burke Centre Pkwy Burke VA 22015 Cell/Text: (571) 229-6821. Email: Website: FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST —Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero Excellent amenities, activities, cultural events in beautiful Southwest Florida. Outstanding home values. Thomas M. Farley, LLC. Retired SFS. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Email: HEADING OUT? HEADING “HOME” TO DC? As an immigrant and Foreign Service spouse, I know what a hassle international moves can be—especially without a GSO or CLO! Whether you are looking to buy, sell or rent, in DC or VA, I can help smooth your transition . For a realtor who understands the unique needs and strains of Foreign Service life, please email me at or text/call 703-967-1796. MarianThompson Compass 3001 Washington Blvd. 400 Arlington VA 22201 Cell/Text: (703) 967-1796. Email: Website: BUYING OR REFINANCING A HOME? Jeff Stoddard has specialized in home finance for FSOs for 20 years and is able to provide FSO-specific financing. Contact: Jeffrey Stoddard Tel: (703) 725-2455. Email: n TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES IRVING CPA, PLLC. Scott Irving, CPA, has more than 20 years of experience and specializes in Foreign Service family tax preparation and tax planning. Tel: (202) 257-2318. Email: Website: PROFESSIONAL TAX RETURN PREPARATION. Arthur A. Granberg, EA, ATA, ATP, has more than 40 years of experience in public tax practice. Our Associates include EAs & CPAs. Our rate is $150 per hour; most FS returns take just 3-4 hours. Located near Ballston Mall and Metro station. Tax Matters Associates PC 4600 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 414 Arlington VA 22203 Tel: (703) 522-3828. Fax: (703) 522-5726. Email: Dream·Plan·Live. Logbook was founded by FSO Chris Cortese and built for the Foreign Service. Chris is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ pro- fessional and a Registered Life Planner®. Logbook is pleased to announce that we are now accepting a limited number of new financial planning/ investment management clients in the first quarter of 2021. Email: Website: