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Carlos Scott Lopez

Carlos Scott Lopez

Human / Civil Rights Attorney with focus in Public Health and Asylum
  • Estate Planning, Intellectual Property, Tax Law ...
  • California, New York
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Human / Civil Rights Attorney working with clients in the public and private spheres for over 25 years in over 75 countries. Significant experience serving non-profits in the public health and international development spheres assisting refugees, asylum seekers, and those suffering from various forms of trauma. Particular focus on LGBTQ and non-binary clients with legal / personal concerns related to gender expression and its effects and helping spearhead international initiatives addressing the same.

Current Director of the Gamelan Council - Asia-Pacific Public Health, Microfinance, and Development Center. Previous experience includes working as a primary care clinician / rural health officer for Nepal Emergency Health Services, an Officer with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), and consultant with McKinsey and Company's health care practice.

Currently serve asylum seekers and refugees with legal and personal issues stemming from trauma, with particular attention to LGBTQ and non-binary clients. Also assist clients as a mediator and arbitrator in emotionally charged disputes (particularly among family members and family units) and in trust/estate management.

Member of the Bar of the State of California, the Bar of the State of New York, Licensed Patent Attorney, Licensed Tax Attorney (before the U.S. Tax Court), and Notary Public of the States of California and New York.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Intellectual Property
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Health Care Law
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Area
  • Human Rights Law
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • WhatsApp
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 316238
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4422119
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Gamelan Council - Asia-Pacific Public Health, Mircofinance, and Development Centre
- Current
Yale Law School
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Harvard University
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Fulbright Fellowship
Fulbright Foundation
Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellowship (for Australia)
Truman Scholarship
Truman Scholarship Foundation
1989 Truman Scholar
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
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State Bar of California  # 316238
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Articles & Publications
Prolonged Administrative Detention of Illegal Arrivals: The Untenable HIV/AIDS Justification
Washington University Global Studies Law Review
Intellectual Property Reform for Genetically Modified Crops: A Legal Imperative
Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
Reformulating Native Title in Mabo's Wake: Aboriginal Sovereignty and Reconciliation in Post-Centenary Australia
Tulsa Journal of Contemporary and International Law
Australian Immigration Policy at the Centenary: The Quest for Control
Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
Tax Attorney
United States Tax Court
Patent Bar
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Websites & Blogs
Law Offices of C. Scott Lopez, Esq.
Contact & Map
Law Offices of C. Scott Lopez
231 Manor Dr
San Carlos, CA 94070
Telephone: (415) 287-0719
Fax: (650) 596-0595
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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