Victoria Garcia

Victoria Garcia

Victoria Garcia

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Show Date: May 2nd, 2018

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Victoria M. Garcia
Managing Partner, Bracewell San Antonio

 

Focusing on immigration, labor and employment law, Victoria Garcia represents U.S. and international companies in all aspects of labor and employment, and immigration. She also serves as the managing partner of Bracewell’s San Antonio office.

Victoria provides clients with comprehensive legal guidance regarding business immigration matters, including (i) obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas for foreign employees, (ii) responding to inquiries and audits from the Department of Homeland Security, and (iii) complying with U.S. immigration laws in the hiring, retention and management of domestic workforces. Victoria also represents clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination litigation, administrative proceedings, labor/management relations, and the formulation of policies and procedures relating to every aspect of the employment relationship.

Additionally, Victoria provides clients with advice and counsel on international employment issues, including the application of United States legislation abroad, the transfer, assignment and separation of employees on foreign assignment, the transfer of employees between subsidiaries and related entities, and on conflicts between U.S. and foreign legislation.

EDUCATION

▪ The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1989
▪ The University of Texas at Austin, M. Public Affairs 1989
▪ Georgetown University, B.S., Foreign Service 1985 magna cum laude

AFFILIATIONS

▪ Free Trade Alliance San Antonio Board, 1994 – 2017; Executive Committee, 1994 – 2017; Counsel, 2010 – 2017, 2002 – 2007; Board Chair, 2009; Board Chair Elect, 2008; Secretary, 1999, 1995; Finance Committee, Vice-Chair, 1998 – 1998; Operations Committee Chair, 1996 – 1997

*Port San Antonio Board of Directors, 2009 – 2018; Board Chair, 2017-2018; Committee Vice-Chair, 2013 – 2016; Vice-Chair, 2016, 2013; Secretary/Treasurer, 2012

▪ Texas Public Radio Board of Directors, 2015 – 2017
▪ United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County Board of Trustees, 2012 – 2017
▪ Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Board Development Committee, 2012 – 2017
▪ Western District of Texas Admissions and Disciplinary Committee
▪ State Bar of Texas Professional Ethics Committee, 1995 – 2004
▪ American Bar Association International Labor and Employment Law Section
▪ San Antonio Bar Association
▪ American Immigration Lawyers Association
▪ China Advisory Subcommittee to the City of San Antonio Member, 2011 – 2012
▪ Global Strategy Advisory Committee to the City of San Antonio Member, 2012 – 2014

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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