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12/23/2013 10:27:00 AM
Law office opens at Cottonwood Business Assistance Center
Alice Vacek Aranda
Alice Vacek Aranda

The Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda, PLLC, have opened at the Business Assistance Center, located at 821 N. Main St. in Cottonwood.

Arandae's practice areas are immigration and bankruptcy. In her immigration practice, Alice focuses on family based visa petitions and naturalization, investment visas, and asylum.

She assists families separated by borders become reunited, helps those wishing to invest in the United States to create jobs for U.S. workers, and fights for those in removal proceedings who have a fear of persecution if returned to their home country.

In her bankruptcy practice, Alice helps people overwhelmed by their debts get a fresh start by advising them on whether bankruptcy is a proper solution for their problem, and if so, whether a chapter 7 liquidation or a chapter 13 repayment plan is the best fit for their situation.

Previously, Alice Vacek Aranda worked with Tony Gonzales and Matt Poirier at Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC, located at 1672 E. Cottonwood St., Suite A in Cottonwood, on an "of counsel" basis.

While that office has closed, the "of counsel" relationship continues. Tony Gonzales and Matt Poirier will share the new office space on Main Street with Alice. Tony Gonzales' primary practice is personal injury, and Matt Poirier specializes in criminal law and deportation defense.

By combining their efforts, the Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda, PLLC and Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC can provide a wide range of services across the state of Arizona.

The Law Offices of Alice Vacek Aranda, PLLC is primarily based in Phoenix, while Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC is based in Flagstaff. Alice, Tony and Matt will see clients by appointment at the Cottonwood Office on Main Street.

People wishing to schedule an appointment with Alice should call her main number in Phoenix and she will schedule a time to see them in Cottonwood. That number is 602-275-3238.

They can also visit Alice's website at People wishing to schedule an appointment with Tony or Matt should call their Flagstaff office at 928-774-5400. They can also visit their website at

Alice and her husband, Dino, who assists Alice with Spanish translation, are committed to the Verde Valley community and would eventually like to move here. They look forward to serving the community with quality legal services.

Taylor Waste

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