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Elizabeth J. Vann

George L. Hamilton, Jr.


Elizabeth J. Vann

Born in Camilla, Georgia, Elizabeth J. Vann is the Firm?s Resident Attorney in the El Paso and Camilla offices.

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    University of Virginia (Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1984)
    Universit?e Grenoble III (Certificat Pratique de Langue Fran?se, 1980)
    Auburn University (Bachelor of Arts, with highest honors, 1980)

Admissions:

    State Bar of Texas (1984)
    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (1986)
    United States Court of International Trade (1994)
    State Bar of Georgia (2003)

Publications:

    Author, "Customs and International Trade Laws" chapter of Doing Business in Texas, 1st and 2nd editions,
        published by State Bar of Texas International Law Section in 1999 and 2003, respectively.

Teaching Experience:

    Professor, Customs Law course - El Paso Community College (Spring Semester 1997; Spring Semester 1998)
    Speaker at numerous seminars on immigration, customs, and international business issues, including
        University of Texas? Annual Expanding Abroad Seminar; State Bar of Texas? Annual International Law
        Seminar;
        SBOT International Law Section?s Annual Advanced International Law Seminar; and Texas-Mexico Bar
        Association Annual Conference

Professional Affiliations:

    State Bar of Texas
        Member, International Law Section
            Council of International Section, 1993-2001
            Secretary/Treasurer, 1997-1998
            Vice Chair, 1998-1999
            Chair,1999-2001
            Ex-Officio Director, 2001-2002
        Standing Committee on Laws relating to Immigration and Nationality, 1991-1992; 1994-1997
    State Bar of Georgia
        Member, Agriculture, Business, Immigration, International, and Real Property Sections
    American Bar Association
        Member, International Law Section; Customs Law Committee
        Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    Texas-Mexico Bar Association, now the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association
        Founding Director, 1994-1995
        Treasurer, 1996-1997
        Vice Chair, 1998-1999
        Chair, 2000-2001
        Ex-Officio Director, 2002-2003
    El Paso Bar Association
    American Agricultural Lawyers Association
    American Immigration Lawyers Association
    West Texas/New Mexico Customs Brokers Association (Associate Member)

Civic and Charitable Organizations:

    Junior League of El Paso, Inc.
        Member, 1989-99; Sustainer, 1999-present
        Community projects included:
            Los Murales (Chair, 1991-92), Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso,
            Houchen Community Center Saturday project, Houchen Community Center After-School Mentoring project,
            Christmas-In-April Home Repair, Midnight Basketball, and Done in a Day
    Leadership El Paso - Graduate, Class 11, 1988-89
    El Paso Leaderships Arts - Graduate,Class 1, 1991-92
    United Way of El Paso - Allocations Committee,1985-94
    Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Industrial Committee, 1988-89
    El Paso Chamber of Commerce
        Director,1998-2000

Languages:

    Spanish

Practice Areas

    Immigration and Nationality Law
    Customs and International Trade Law
    International  Contract and Business matters
    Real Estate Law and Estate Planning/Probate matters (Georgia only)
    General Business and Agri-Business matters (Georgia only)


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George L. Hamilton, Jr.

Born in Dalton, Georgia, George L. Hamilton Jr. is Of Counsel to the Camilla office.

Education:

    John Marshall Law School, Atlanta (Doctor of Jurisprudence,2007)
    Georgia Institute of Technology (Master of Science, 1996) Thesis - Design
        and Development of a Carpet Manufacturing Architecture
    Georgia Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Science, 1986)

Admissions:

    State Bar of Georgia (2008)

Licenses and Certifications:

    Certified Real Estate Appraiser #5997 - State of Georgia
    Licensed Real Estate Salesperson #203092 - State of Georgia (Inactive)

Professional Affiliations:

   State Bar of Georgia
       Member, Business, Fiduciary Law, and Real Property Sections, and Young Lawyers Division
   Atlanta Bar Association
       Member, Estate Planning and Probate, Real Estate, and Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Sections
   Georgia Tech Bar Association
   Appraisal Institute (Associate Member)

Civic and Charitable Organizations:

    Atlanta Alumni Steering Committee, McCallie School (2007 to present)
    Volunteer & Wildlands Firefighter, United States Forest Service/Cohutta Ranger District (1997-206)
    Board of Trustees, Collins Memorial United Methodist Church (2004)
    Cub Master, Collins Memorial United Methodist Church (2004)
    Assistant Scout Master, Troop #2, Northwest Georgia Council, Dalton, GA (1993-19940
    Board of Directors, American Red Cross -Dalton Chapter, Dalton, GA (1993)
    Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician/Engine Operator - Whitfield County Department (1989-1991)

Practice Areas

    General Business
    Real Estate Law
    Estate Planning and Probate matters


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