July 8, 2013
Palo Alto, CA—Dentons US LLP announced today that C. Matthew Schulz has joined as a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Schulz advises employers on planning and implementing global transfers. He joins Dentons from Baker & McKenzie, where he was head of the Global Immigration and Mobility Practice in California.
"We serve a global client base with specific employment needs that involve the cross border transfer of a sophisticated and highly-skilled talent pool. Matt's experience and reputation will ensure that our multinational clients can place their top talent when and where they are needed," said Sandra R. McCandless, head of Dentons' Employment Practice in California. "On a personal level I'm thrilled to work once again with such a talented lawyer and fine colleague,“ she added, referring to her previous work experience with Schulz at another firm.
“Dentons provides my multinational client base with the full suite of services and extraordinary geographic reach essential to their needs," said Schulz on joining Dentons. "I am very excited by the opportunity for me, my team and my clients to participate in the continued, dramatic growth of Dentons."
Schulz's global mobility practice helps employers implement global transfers, including visas, employment agreements, employee benefits and tax planning. He advises employers on related staffing strategies and personnel policies, corporate compliance and best practices. Schulz also guides investors and business developers on investor visas and government-designated regional centers for investor immigration.
"With more than 200 lawyers worldwide, Dentons' Global Employment and Labor Practice is one of the strongest in the world," said Brian Cousin, practice head for Dentons' Global Employment and Labor Practice. "Matt joins Dentons’ already strong group of immigration/ mobility lawyers and fills a need we had in the US market."
Schulz is a regular contributor to publications such as The San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals. He developed and served as editor-in-chief of his prior firm's Global Mobility Handbook. He frequently speaks on global mobility and business immigration topics.
Schulz holds a JD from Golden Gate University and a bachelor's degree from University of California at Irvine.
Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2014 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons was formed by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons' clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, CIS and the Caucasus, the UK and the US. The firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and start-ups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.