The Foreign Service Journal, March 2024

86 MARCH 2024 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS As a full-service Realtor and former FSO, I am passionate about assisting those serving abroad or heading stateside. Learn how my service differentiates ensuring a seamless transition whether buying or selling. Here’s what a client recently wrote: “As we concluded our Foggy Bottom tour & were ready to sell our home, there was no question that we were going to list with the same realtor who helped us buy the home, and at that time, seven time zones away. Samson Realtor Alan Davis, with 30+ years of FS experience and his deep understanding of the Northern VA market were invaluable as we sold our Alexandria home from our new post overseas. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate, we wholeheartedly recommend contacting Alan!” —MW & JW, 2023 ALAN DAVIS, Licensed Realtor Samson Properties 4720A Langston Street Arlington, VA 22207 Cell/Text: (571) 229-6821. Email: Web: n TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES IRVING CPA, PLLC. Scott Irving, CPA, has more than 25 years of experience in public tax practice 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. Our rate is $200 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: Professional Online Tax and Accounting Services An EA with over 20 years of experience. Foreign Service, Military, and Expat clients are my specialties. I look forward to working with you. Email: Website: Joel Cassman CPA LLC. Retired Foreign Service Officer with 30+ years tax experience. Specializes in international and real estate tax issues. Tel: (571) 221-0784. Email: Website: n TEMPORARY HOUSING CORPORATE APARTMENT SPECIALISTS. We have 25 years of experience serving the Foreign Service community. Sliding scales and TDY per diems are welcome! We offer a variety of locations throughout Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Our all-inclusive pricing includes updated furniture, tasteful décor, all houseware items, all utilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, and an expanded cable package. Tel: (800) 914-2802. Email: Website: These listings are paid advertisements and do not imply endorsement of or recommendation by AFSA or The Foreign Service Journal. n BOOKS DOGS ON THE RUN All about DOGS—“round the world” (2023 Picture Book/Calendar—large print) by Phyllis Chestang, MBA, International Business, George Washington University, PhD@dissertation, Walden University, sharing insights from Frankfurt Buchmesse 2023 USA Pavilion. Former Capital Dev. Loan Officer/USAID/FSO, Middle East & E. Africa and lived professional experiences. For all dog lovers, your best friends & companions plus fondest memories. Great for homes, offices, and gifting, made in America/USA, 22 pages, print book, premium color, 100#, landscape (11 X 8.5 in), Wire-O, glossy cover. 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 Grievance 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 matters involving security clearances; grievances; performance, promotion, and tenure; financial claims; discrimination; and discipline. We represent FS officers at all stages of proceedings, including at hearings before the FSGB. We provide experienced, timely, and knowledgeable 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: Website: | 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. Email: Website: n REAL ESTATE 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: SARASOTA FLORIDA REALTOR—Vibrant arts scene, burgeoning food culture, beachy atmosphere. What’s not to like? Marian Walsh, Medway Realty Tel: (941) 483-0803. Email: