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Date: February 7, 2022
Foster Garvey Newsroom

Foster Garvey is pleased to announce its continued growth in the new year with the addition of three new associates: Kevin Frisch, Matthew Kelly and Shelsea Chilumuna.  

Kevin Frisch brings more than seven years of transactional and corporate law experience to the firm’s Business & Finance practice in the Washington, D.C. office. Kevin was most recently at Wilson Williams where he counseled domestic and foreign clients on U.S. and cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, project finance, wholesale funding, and equity investments. He also brings small business and startup experience having counseled a range of companies on issues including organization, governance, compliance, financing, employment and labor, and contracts. A 2013 graduate of the American University Washington College of Law, he is a member of the DC Community Emergency Response Team and volunteers with the DCRA Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinics.

Matthew Kelly joins the Labor, Employment & Immigration practice in the firm’s Seattle office. Previously an associate with Sebris Busto James, he counsels and represents employers in a broad range of employment-related matters, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, leaves of absence, and disability accommodations. Matthew has also defended employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuit litigation. A 2014 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, he is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association and King County Bar Association, and serves as a Community Leadership Board Member of Childhaven.

Shelsea Chilumuna, who most recently served as an international tax associate at Deloitte where she provided tax return and tax law preparation and consultation to large international companies, joins the Investment Management practice in the Seattle office. She graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in 2020.

“Foster Garvey continues to invest in new employee growth in 2022, and we are pleased to add exciting young talent to the team as part of this growth strategy,” said Foster Garvey Co-Chair Rafael Stone. “Kevin, Matthew and Shelsea each bring unique experiences and fresh ideas that will not only serve the needs of our valued clients, but will play an important role in our ongoing success this year and beyond,” said Foster Garvey Co-Chair Diana Shukis.

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