This is an interesting way for an immigration firm to drum up business:
Under the new structure, Houston and San Antonio offices of Monty Partners are now officially occupied by Adorno’s newly formed immigration practice group.
Before the deal, Adorno only had a Texas office in Dallas.
Hey, why stop there? I'd like to see some mock round-ups, some mock beatings, a few mock deportations. One time at my old firm we conducted a mock partner execution, but that came after a long Friday night kegger so that's probably a little different.
“They are going to be our Houston office,” says Adorno’s Socol. “Our immigration practice is (now) centered in Houston and Miami.”
Monty Partners employs a roster of about a dozen retired ICE agents on a full-time and contract basis to conduct mock I-9 audits. Companies not only learn if they are in violation of any immigration laws, but also what the fines would have been.
Monty says clients tend to pay more attention when the former agents are presenting the news rather than just lawyers.
“It’s not as lucrative as having just attorneys do it, but the end result for the client is much better,” he says.