Mr. Garbia is a founding member of NOVA BLG, LLP and GarbiaPlocki, LLP. Mr. Garbia directs the firm’s Corporate Counsel section, serves as lead counsel to the firm’s corporate clients in litigation, consults with and advises corporate clients on litigation matters and methods to avoid litigation. Acting outside general counsel for a wide range of companies. He regularly advises clients regarding appropriate business structures, in particular by advising them regarding the benefits and potential difficulties associated with forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other commercial entities.

Mr. Garbia serves as General Counsel and the Chief Legal Officer for various corporate clients. He is responsible for leading corporate strategic growth and tactical legal initiatives. Mr. Garbia provides oversight and assists in the government contracting proposal and negotiating process and is responsible for compliance with all applicable government regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations and other federal contracting rules. He serves as the key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Addiitonally Mr. Garbia judges the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of his clients. He supervise litigation and bid protests, and develops policies to assure the organization’s compliance with the small business administration’s 8(a) program and GSA Schedule.

EDUCATION
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
Juris Doctor, May 2002,
Treasurer, George Mason Inn of Court
Member, George Mason Inn of Court
Member, Moot Court Board
George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia
B.A. Communications May 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Top Secret Security Clearance, DOD
American Bar Association, 2003 - 2014
Virginia Bar Association, 2002 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, 2005 - Present
Admitted to Practice Law in Virginia and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002

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Mr. Plocki is a founding member of NOVA Business Law Group. He specializes in representing corporate clients and litigating commercial disputes before judges and juries in Virginia state and federal courts. For the last 11 years, he has represented clients in a wide range of business interests, including Fortune 100 telecommunications companies, audit and consulting firms, and international banks, as well as local government entities in a variety of matters.

A graduate of George Mason University School of Law, Mr. Plocki served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Wooldridge, Jr. in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. After his clerkship, Mr. Plocki spent five years litigating for McGuireWoods, LLP. He has also expanded his practice to counsel corporate clients and growing business as to best practices, policy development, and corporate governance designed to avoid litigation.

As trial counsel, Mr. Plocki defended multi-million-dollar tort and contract claims in both state and federal courts. He defended a large telecommunications company against tort and contract claims worth over $2 million in the Fairfax County Circuit Court, resulting in a complete defense verdict after a four-day jury trial. He defended a logistics management company against multi-million dollar tort and contract claims in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia obtaining a verdict for his clients. Mr. Plocki has also served as trial counsel for a local government entity in a takings action, securing summary judgment for his client. Mr. Plocki has represented small-to-midsized technology companies, manufacturers, and various small business owners. He works with companies to successfully avoid and resolve disputes, but will actively litigate cases to ensure a level playing field. He has successfully resolved many matters without the need for protracted, expensive litigation.

Education
George Mason University School of Law (JD, cum laude, 2003)
Pennsylvania State University (BS Criminal Justice, 1996)
Bar Admissions: Virginia (2003)

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth

Circuit Association Involvement
Virginia Bar Association
Fairfax Bar Association American Bar

Association Community Involvement
In his spare time, Mr. Plocki is involved with several area youth hockey programs, and currently coaches the Washington Little Capitals U16 Team.

Publications
Strategic Use of Your Legal Dollars – Alternative Billing Arrangements, Doing Business, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, May 16, 2012
Harm Advocacy Theory: Where to Draw the Line Between Free Speech and Criminal Advocacy, 12 George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, 123, 2001.

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Mr. Moiz is a partner with NOVA Business Law Group.  He graduated from Howard University School of Law in 2007. While in law school, Mr. Moiz was the vice president and co-captain of the Goler Teal Butcher International Moot Court team. During law school, Mr. Moiz was an Oliver Hill Fellow for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in the employment discrimination project.

Immediately following his graduation from law school, Mr. Moiz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Love of the District Court of Maryland in Prince George’s County. Before joining NOVA BLG, Mr. Moiz worked in Richmond as the Legislative Assistant to Delegate David Poisson (D-32) for the 2009 General Assembly session.

Mr. Moiz serves as Outside General Counsel to domestic and international based information technology and healthcare companies. Mr. Moiz was recently selected for the fifth consecutive year, as a Virginia Super Lawyer Rising Star. He is an attorney in the firm's corporate transactional and commercial and residential real estate practice groups.

Education
Howard University School of Law (JD, 2007)
University of Michigan – Flint (BA, 2003)

Bar Admissions
Virginia (2011)
District of Columbia (2009)
Maryland (2008)

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Virginia
Maryland Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Association Involvement
Virginia Bar Association
Fairfax Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Capital Area Muslim Bar Association

Community Involvement
Virginia Real Estate Board, Citizen Member
Virginia Board of Health Professionals, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Citizen Member
Loudoun County Fiscal Impact Committee, Member
International Interfaith Peace Corps, Secretary, Board Member
Islamic Society of North America, Vice President of Legal Committee

Languages
Arabic
Urdu

 


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Mr. Benick is an associate with NOVA Business Law Group.  Mr. Benick’s current practice is a mix of civil litigation and contract preparation for businesses and individuals.  With respect to litigation, Mr. Benick handles cases throughout Virginia’s state and federal courts.  Mr. Benick’s litigation background has also provided him the perspective to anticipate and provide solutions in contracts between parties.

Mr. Benick graduated from the American University Washington College of Law in 2008.  After graduation, Mr. Benick spent the next six and a half years as a plaintiff’s side class action attorney where he worked on matters involving antitrust, consumer protection, contract, information privacy, and securities law.  Additionally, Mr. Benick provided counsel on copyright law issues involving the cable television copyright royalties.

Education
American University Washington College of Law (JD, 2008)
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (BA, 2005)

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia (2009)
Virginia (2008)

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Virginia
Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Association Involvement
The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
Vice Chair – Membership and Diversity Committee (August 2014 – Present)
Contributor – Advertising Disputes & Litigation Committee Recent Litigation Developments Newsletter (October 2012-Present)
Social Media Metrics Coordinator (May 2010 – November 2011)

Ms. Ramia has devoted her practice exclusively to immigration and nationality law. She has extensive experience representing corporations and individuals from around the world in securing non-immigrant work visas, including visas for specialty occupations and professionals, treaty investors and traders, multinational managers, athletes, actors, musicians, cultural groups and artists. She additionally represents clients seeking immigrant visas through labor certifications, extraordinary ability petitions, national interest waivers and Eb-5 investor petitions. Ms. Ramia assists individuals in family based permanent residence and citizenship applications.

Ms. Ramia is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to working as an immigration attorney, Ms. Ramia served as a law clerk at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica and Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and conversant in Italian.

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