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Good Counsel Services, Inc.

Centre for Social Innovation

601 West 26th Street

Suite #325/108

New York, New York, 10001

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LEGAL TEAM

ELIZABETH DAVID DEMBROWSKY

 

Founder

Admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, and California, Elizabeth's legal work focuses primarily on helping new and emerging social entrepreneurs. As a non-profit executive with over a decade of experience, she has vast experiences in this area and has helped ensure the success and safety of numerous organizations. 

 

She also serves as the Executive Director for Keren Or, Inc., The Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities, a position she has held since 2012. 

 

Elizabeth holds a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School where she attended night school while working fulltime; a Masters in Writing from the University of Warwick, UK where she received the Student Busary Award; and a Bachelors in Psychology from Boston University where she graduated summa cum laude.

 

Elizabeth is a member of the Administrative Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, a Board member of Advancing Jewish Professionals of Greater New York, and a volunteer attorney with the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society. Her immigration works focuses on asylum and family petitions.  

 

Elizabeth is a published poet and novelist. 

EVAN TSEVDOS

​Legal Intern

Evan is in his second year at Fordham Law School and a registered CPA in the state of New York. Evan graduated in 2012 with his Bachelors in Accounting and in 2013 with his Masters in Tax from Fordham University. Prior to attending law school, Evan worked in the M&A tax group for a large international accounting firm and then as an accountant for a manufacturing and engineering firm. Evan currently still performs tax and accounting consulting services and wants to expand his knowledge into helping his clients with all of their business needs. Evan is excited to explore his interest in business and transactional law and gain exposure to various areas of law with Good Counsel Services, Inc. this fall... Moreover, he's excited to continue working for Good Counsel Services, Inc on tax law and litigation matters.

VANESSA ROBINSON

​Legal Fellow

Vanessa is a dual Canadian and Brazilian citizen, who was mostly raised in Texas. She attended university at Bates College in Maine and majored in biochemistry and economics. Upon graduation and since moving to New York seven years ago, Vanessa has worked as a bartender, as a scribe at an urgent care, and as a research assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). While at MSKCC, she decided to change her career trajectory and pursue law school because she wanted to empower herself with a skill set that could remedy inequities, like the inequities she witnessed while working in a private research hospital environment. Ultimately she attended and graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2019. While in law school, Vanessa was heavily involved with public interest law and volunteer work, and has continued to pursue a career in public interest law through her fellowship with Good Counsel Services. 

MARYANNE LIU

​Legal Intern

Maryanne is from Taipei, Taiwan, where she attended and graduated from high school. Her favorite subject in school has always been history since she is interested in Global Affairs. One specific affair she is very passionate about is the sovereignty dispute between Taiwan and China. In Taiwan, she also got the opportunity to work as an administrative intern at a non-profit organization called The United Way. Her role was to advocate for Collective Impact among non-profits. When she moved to the United States, her first impression of Good Counsel Services both rewarding and challenging. She got to learn not only the legal aspects but also the business operations and entrepreneurship. At her time in Good Counsel Services, she hopes to expand her knowledge in legal services, specifically developing her interests in politics through immigration and asylum cases. Her hobbies are watching movies, outdoor exercising, and playing the clarinet.

ROSELYN DuMerville

​Legal Intern

Roselyn is a high school junior who attends George Westinghouse high school, where she majors in Computer Science. Roselyn aspires to one day have a career in the legal field advocating for innocent men and women, especially those of color, avoid incarceration and for those that are already imprisoned to be free. Even though, Roselyn aspires to one day be a successful lawyer, her favorite subject in school is math. Being an intern at Good Counsel Services has helped Roselyn reach even closer to achieving her dream by exposing her to many different topics in the legal system.

KHONDKER HOSSAIN

​Employment Law Legal Extern

Graduated from Stony Brook University, in 2017, with a major in American History and a minor in English. Currently a 2L, attending Brooklyn Law School, with interests in Employment Law, Corporate Law, White Collar Crime, and Securities Regulation

ABINAJA YOGARAJAH

​Legal Intern

Abinaja is a remote legal intern from Sydney, Australia. She is currently in her final year of law school at Macquarie University and is working as a legal consultant in the legal tech industry. She has a particular interest in technology law, corporate structuring, and capital raising.

PAST INTERNS

 

ANNA FRANDSEN

​Legal Intern

Anna is our legal intern coming from Copenhagen, Denmark. She is about to begin her final year at the University of Copenhagen to complete her master degree in law. Anna has been a board member in the Danish Legal Debate Society at her University and been the Editor of the University's journal, "Stud.Jur.".  Besides from law school, she is working in the department for Labour and Employment Law for the Law firm DLA Piper Denmark. Anna was an exchange student at Fordham Law School, New York, in the fall 2018 and is therefore looking forward to work with law as an legal intern at Good Counsel Services, inc. Anna is excited to explore her interest in Employment Law through the US legal system and gain exposure to various areas of laws with Good Counsel Services, Inc. 

Miriam is a final year undergraduate law student at Lancaster University. She currently resides in London, England. Choosing a career path in law was something she developed a passion for through her exposure to the different forms of law. Miriam chose to work at Good counsel Services because of its outlined aims to help the social entrepreneurs and start up businesses who may need legal services for the functioning of their work. Without access to adequate legal services, matters which could have easily been resolved had the right procedure being followed may lead to an elongated consequence. Hence, this is why she chose to GCS as a platform by which she can put her knowledge into practical use. Good Counsel Services has and continues to prepare aspiring lawyers to gain excellent work experience through the structured work plan here. As such, with Miriam's aim of qualifying as a lawyer, she can successfully give back to the community as a social benefit.

MIRIAM KWATENG

​Legal Intern