Gely McGovern, Legal Secretary
Gely McGovern studied law at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Class of 2001, in Tijuana, Baja California. She worked for a federal agency in Mexico whose goal was to combat malpractice and corruption in Mexican federal agencies. In 2003, Gely moved to the city of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, and graduated with a master’s degree in law in 2005. In 2007, she was the first in her class to obtain a master’s degree in taxation. She wrote her master’s thesis about non-tariff regulations that the United States imposed on Mexican trucks entering the United States, which deals with the C-TPAT program.
In 2007, Gely moved back to Tijuana, Baja California, and worked for a mortgage company. In 2010, Gely went back to live in her hometown of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, where she worked for the county collecting property taxes, fees, and federal fines. She enjoyed collecting federal property taxes for beachside properties. National Geographic Magazine ranks the oceanic view of her hometown as the best in the world. During that time, she also enjoyed teaching law to high school students and administrative and taxation law to college students.
In 2013, Gely married a Michigander and moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan. She lives with her husband (an ice hockey referee) and her cats (one loves to act like a dog, and the other like a horse). Gely likes to travel and embroider, and after three years working as a makeup artist, she has become a “makeup junkie.” Gely worked for three years at Law Office of Michael Carlin PLLC as an administrative assistant. During that time, she worked with Attorney Al-khersan and is looking forward to continue working at Al-khersan Law PLLC.