The MVAT Foundation
Biren Law Group Supports the Military Veterans Appreciation Trust (MVAT)
As a personal injury law firm that represents military veterans throughout
Southern California, Biren Law Group is passionate about supporting vets
and their families in all ways we can. That means not only helping them
seek a recovery of special damages in their
personal injury cases when new injuries make service-connected conditions and challenges
worse, but also supporting organizations like the Military Veterans Appreciation
Trust (MVAT) Foundation.
Founded in 2007 by a group of locally-based Los Angeles volunteers who
strongly believed service members and veterans need and deserve greater
support than they often receive, the MVAT Foundation is dedicated to providing
a range of resources and services to veterans and their families, and
to raising awareness about the issues they face in their civilian lives.
Through programs such as the Foundation’s Heroes Linked, MVAT also
provides vets, transitioning service members, and military spouses with
mentoring from professionals across the country who can help them succeed
in their post-military careers. MVAT also regularly hosts charitable fundraising
events, including the MVAT Foundation Golf and Tennis Classic held annually
in Los Angeles, to support numerous charities and organizations that help
veterans in need, including Habitat for Heroes, The Pathway Home, Veterans
Career Xchange, and many more.
Learn more about The MVAT Foundationand Heroes Linked.
Biren Law Group: Our Involvement
Our involvement with the MVAT Foundation stems from our firm’s Founding Partner
Matthew B.F. Biren and his personal friendships with MVAT Chairman Don Schwartz and Executive
Director James Colbert, as well as his family’s connections with
former Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette, who was involved in the capture of
Bin Laden. After hosting an event honoring Mr. Bissonnette, Matt found
that an on-going relationship with MVAT could help reach more people,
raise awareness about veterans’ needs, and further organization’s
mission to help our service members and their families.
Today, Matt, his family, and our legal team at Biren Law Group are actively
involved in hosting regular non-profit events where guest speakers, experts,
physicians, and others discuss subjects relating to veterans, issues such
as PTSD and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and the struggles vets face
as they assimilate into civilian life after serving in the armed forces
– especially when they have service-connected conditions or injuries.
These events, including those hosted at Matt’s own home, have succeeded
in introducing MVAT and its work to people who otherwise might never have
been exposed to learning about the trials and tribulations of wounded
warriors, and to helping raise proceeds and donations for the military charity.
Over the years, Matt has hosted events featuring not only Matt Bissonnette,
but also individuals such as Gen. David Fridovich, a retired Lieutenant
General and Green Beret who served as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Special
Operations Command, and Dr. Chrissianne Gordon, a physician and traumatic
brain injury survivor. These speakers and others involved in the MVAT
events hosted by Matt and his family provide a wealth of knowledge regarding
the lives of military veterans and those struggling with PTSD and TBI,
and help spark interest in supporting a great and worthy cause.
Committed to Supporting Veterans
Biren Law Group is proud to support and partner with organizations and
programs like the MVAT Foundation and Heroes Linked. Such involvement
not only helps these charities fund critical services and resources, but
also provides our legal team with invaluable insight into the numerous
struggles veterans face – insight we leverage when fighting on behalf
of vets and seeking special damages in their personal injury cases.
If you would like more information about these organizations, our work
representing injured veterans, or how you can get involved,
contact us today!