ATTORNEYS & STAFF

CHARLES W. BEST III

MANAGING PARTNER

BIO
Experienced attorney dedicated to assisting business growth in Virginia through sound advice and strategic planning that includes a variety of international partnerships.  In a highly competitive field, the aim is to provide reliable representation across a broad spectrum of legal areas including business law, business litigation, and immigration law.

EDUCATION​

University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986

Hampden-Sydney College, B.A. 1983

The Institute of Political Studies and the Institute of European Studies, Paris, France, 1982


PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
Admitted to the Bar in Virginia, 1986

CREDENTIALS

Virginia's Legal Elite, Immigration Law, 2006

President, Hampden-Sydney College Tidewater Alumni Association, 2002

Virginia State Bar (Chairman, Board of Governors International Practice Section, 2000-2001)

Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association

Special Educational Advisory Committee on Maritime and International Trade, Chairman 1995-1997

American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1988-present

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MATTHEW E. MORSE

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

BIO
Attorney practicing in a variety of areas including corporate and business law, tax representation, immigration, and estate planning.  Prior to law school, Mr. Morse was a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and has accounting and tax experience for businesses and individuals which adds considerable depth to his legal practice.  He understands that the small details make a big difference.


EDUCATION​

Regent University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017

East Carolina University, MS, Accounting, 2008

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. 2005


PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
Admitted to the Bar in Virginia, 2017

Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina 2010

Certified Public Accountant, Virginia 2017

MICHAEL V. MORO, II

OF COUNSEL

BIO
Mike is committed to helping entrepreneurs and businesses achieve their goals by providing sound, practical legal advice, tailored to their individual needs. Prior to joining Best Law Offices, Mike served as Corporate Counsel for a NASDAQ-listed financial services company where he advised on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, syndicated credit agreements, debt portfolio acquisitions, and vendor agreements. Mike also played a key role in the company’s expansion into South America and Australia. Previously, Mike was Senior Counsel for a global sports and entertainment technology provider. Prior to his in-house roles, Mike worked for law firms in Miami and Rome.


EDUCATION​

University of Miami School of Law, 2004

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2000


PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
Admitted to the Bar in Virginia, 2016

Admitted to the Bar in Florida, 2004

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JANNA L. GLAVAN

SENIOR IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL

BIO
Janna graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado in 2001 with a degree in Political Science.  She worked as a Legal Assistant for several years at a large corporate and insurance defense law firm in Colorado before moving to Virginia and then Italy as a military spouse.  During her time abroad, Janna was a federal employee at the Fleet and Family Support Center, where she served as Assistant to the Director and sat on the Case Review Committee, which managed domestic disputes, child welfare matters, and interpersonal conflicts among military members.  Janna earned her paralegal certificate in 2006 and passed the certification exam in 2007.  She has worked for Best Law Offices since January 2006, on both business and immigration matters.  Janna is the administrative case manager for the firm’s immigration practice, a role which combines her legal skills with her love of world cultures.  She enjoys interacting with clients from different countries and helping their American dreams come true.

EDUCATION​

University of Colorado, 2001

American Institute for Paralegal Studies, 2006


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
National Association of Legal Assistants Certified Paralegal, 2007