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, mainly 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 about 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 business lawyer with a diverse practice which includes assisting U.S. and international companies with their business immigration/global mobility matters and providing general counsel to non-profit organizations and commercial entities.
RACHEL DENKTAŞAssociate Attorney
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. PURISenior Associate Attorney
Kavita R. Puri is a Senior Associate Attorney within the firm’s immigration law practice. She is a second generation Indian American. 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.
Armaghan JahangiriSenior Associate Attorney
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). She regularly assists international companies employing foreign workers in IT and related industries.
Arunima DattaAssociate Attorney
Arunima Datta is an Associate Attorney specializing in immigration law. Ms. Datta has vast experience in both business and family-based immigration matters. Her experience primarily includes non-immigrant work visas (such as H-1B, L-1A, TN, and E), employment-based permanent residence applications (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), and naturalization applications.
Gani KuseyriForeign Legal Consultant
Gani Kuseyri is a Foreign Legal Consultant in the firm’s international law and commercial law practice. He has a focus on matters relating to Turkey and the surrounding region. He possesses an understanding of foreign legal, political, business and regulatory practices in the region based on his experience working in Turkey.
ARDA CANKATAssociate Attorney
Arda Cankat is active in the firm’s international public law and immigration law practice groups. Mr. Cankat’s international law experience includes jurisdiction immunity and attachment immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. He also assists non-profit organizations with both management and regulatory matters.
AYCA BENGU KOKSALLaw Clerk
Ayca Bengu Koksal is a Law Clerk in the firm’s business immigration and corporate law practice groups. As part of the firm’s immigration practice group, Ms. Koksal assists the attorneys with complex business immigration matters including H-1B and L-1A visa cases and employment-based green card cases.
Lucia PaduanoJunior Associate Attorney
Lucia Paduano is a Junior Associate Attorney in the firm’s immigration law practice group. Ms. Paduano works on complex employment-based visa matters (including H-1B, L-1A and R-1 visas), employment-based green card cases, and naturalization cases.