The Texas-based boutique law firm of Seltzer Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC announces a name change with the addition of one of the country’s top immigration attorneys as a partner in its Dallas office.
Steve Ladik joins the 7-person firm founded in 2015. Ladik formerly served as a partner with some of the world’s leading corporate immigration firms.
Ladik has long been recognized as one of America’s premier immigration attorneys with a national practice representing professional athletes and well-known corporate clients. He represents several of the world's and Dallas’ best-known sports figures.
He currently serves as the outside immigration counsel to the PGA TOUR, the National Hockey League, the National Football League, and the Texas Rangers baseball organization. He also represents professional athletes in numerous other sports, including basketball, tennis, soccer, squash, track and field, and figure skating.
“My clients demand a specialized and sophisticated level of immigration expertise, but they also need immediate responsiveness that has become increasingly difficult in large firms,” Ladik said. “Technology has so dramatically revolutionized immigration law in the last few years, allowing me to seize this unique opportunity to build an immigration group with such a dynamic law firm truly committed to changing the way attorneys serve their clients.”
“We could not be more thrilled to add Steve as a name partner to head up the firm’s immigration group,” said Robert Chadwick, a co-managing member in the Dallas office, which is in the heart of Frisco, Texas’ $5 Billion Mile. “When Steve approached us about his desire to build a practice that could be more responsive to his unique client base in this new legal environment, we knew immediately our model was the perfect fit.”
Ladik is as a past president of both the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Lawyers Foundation. He served as chairman of the State Bar of Texas Board Certification Examinations Committee in the field of immigration and nationality law. He was named “Dallas Best Lawyers Immigration Lawyer of the Year” for 2016. He advised the International Affairs Committee of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce on immigration issues, where he coordinated immigration legislative strategy for the Chamber and its members.
Ladik is board certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the highest rating attainable by the legal industry standard. Additionally, “Best Lawyers in America” has included him on its list for more than 20 years, and Chambers USA ranks him among the top band of immigration lawyers.He is also a 14-time Texas Super Lawyer, as rated by Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers Rating Service.
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Seltzer Chadwick Soefje & Ladik, PLLC is a boutique law firm that commands a national reputation. Since its founding in 2015, the firm has grown to seven attorneys in Texas and Oklahoma. Currently, the firm has four attorneys in the Dallas office, two in the Houston office, and one in the Oklahoma office, which the firm opened in January 2018. Attorneys see clients by appointment in its Austin and Oklahoma City offices. The firm expects to continue to grow in Texas and Oklahoma.
All the firm’s attorneys except one possesses more than 25 years of legal experience in their areas of practice, and the firm is Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the highest rating attainable by the legal industry standard.
Firm attorneys focus their practices on several complimentary areas, including labor and employment law, professional liability, corporate law, tax law, corporate finance and bankruptcy, immigration, workplace safety and health (OSHA), insurance defense, and complex construction, commercial, and business litigation. All the firm’s attorneys represent clients statewide.
Richard C. Seltzer represents entrepreneurs and established businesses in corporate structure, acquisitions and mergers, financial and tax issues, contractual matters, shareholder disputes, real estate acquisitions, and general business litigation in Texas state courts. He is among only a few Texas attorneys with an advanced degree of LL.M. in Taxation. He is the managing member of the firm’s Houston office.
Robert Chadwick, Jr. is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, representing management, fiduciaries, and C-suite executives in the areas of labor & employment, workplace safety & health (OSHA), ERISA investigations and litigation, and executive compensation. He is the co-managing member of the firm’s Dallas office.
Tim Soefje, who is licensed in Texas and Oklahoma, represents professionals in malpractice claims, including lawyers and law firms, architects, engineers, design professionals, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers, directors and officers, and miscellaneous professionals. He also represents businesses, governmental entities, and individual clients in large, complex construction, business, commercial, partnership, and Title IX litigation. He is the co-managing member of the firm’s Dallas office.
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