The Dream of a Mexican Immigrant Family Comes True, Thanks to The Legal Aid Society, the City of New York and Asociacion Tepeyac
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009
Rolando Gonzalez and Stephen Falla-Riff with members of the Quechol family.

After 14 years of hard work including twelve-hour days, seven days a week, Gregorio Quechol and his sisters and brother saved enough money to open an organic produce store in Brooklyn. Thanks to the efforts of The Legal Aid Society with pro bono counsel from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; the City of New York; and Asociacion Tepeyac, the dream came true and the family celebrated with the people who made it possible during the grand opening of Quechol Products Inc. at 310 Graham Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this week.

Ambassador Ruben Beltran, General Consul of Mexico, and Guillermo Linares, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office Of Immigrant Affairs, attended the grand opening as well as Stephen Falla-Riff and Rolando Gonzalez, a staff attorney in the Community Development Project of the Harlem Community Law Office who spearheaded the project, and Gina Rebollar and Katherine Schulte, associates from Cleary Gottlieb. The legal team also included Brooke Connell, an associate from Fried Frank; Omni Flicker, an extern from Fried Frank; and Richard Nesson, a retired corporate counsel. The Community Development Project performed all the legal work for Quenchols Products Inc.