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 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.
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.
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.
RACHEL CERQUEIRA DENKTAŞAssociate
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.
KAVITA R. PURIAssociate
Kavita R. Puri is a second generation Indian American whose current practice concentrates on immigration law. Ms. Puri handles business and family 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). She is well versed in most areas of U.S. immigration law including family-based immigration.
Merve Demirel is active in the firm's commercial law and public international law practice. She has assisted in litigating cases on behalf of the Republic of Turkey and foreign national banks. She is also involved in consulting commercial entities and foreign states on legislative and commercial affairs.