As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, attorneys in the United States have stepped up to provide information and help to Ukrainian refugees and asylum-seekers. Some efforts include fundraising, advocacy and proper documentation.
Shutts & Bowen LLP Miami partner, Aleksey Shtivelman, who was born in the Ukrainian city of Odessa and is a native Russian speaker, stated he started receiving calls because of his international practice, his contacts in the region and because he speaks a relevant language. "People are saying, 'My grandmother is in Ukraine; is there an application I can file to bring her here?'" he said. Though he does not practice immigration law, as an immigrant himself he has been doing whatever he can to direct people to the right resources as requests pour in.
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About Aleksey Shtivelman
Aleksey Shtivelman is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Aleksey focuses his practice on counseling companies and individuals doing business across borders. He specializes in complex dispute resolution, commercial arbitration, and international litigation, including simultaneous proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, such as the United States, United Kingdom, British Virgin Islands, Ukraine and Russian Federation. Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, he is a native Russian speaker, fluent in Spanish, and adeptly represents clients who conduct business in those languages. Aleksey has been recognized as one of South Florida’s “Most Effective Lawyers” by the Daily Business Review in the Business/Complex Litigation category and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.