Global Immigration For Experts
Speakers: with Carmen Saleh (Discussion Leader), Seth Dalfen, Pia Henseler, George Lwande, Marco Mazzechi, Matthew Morse, Fiona Mougenot, and Daniel Seco
Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits in CA, TX and other states (click here for more details).
FIRST Phone Session on July 24 - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Visas for Canadian and US citizens
SECOND Phone Session on August 8 - The Van Der Elst Visa - How and when it can be used for foreign workers in Europe?
THIRD Phone Session on September 5 - How Two African countries are maturing their immigration processes to accommodate increased business growth: Kenya & South Africa
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Carmen Saleh (Discussion Leader) leads the Global Immigration practice of Fakhoury Global Immigration Services, Inc., an affiliate company of Fakhoury Law Group. Fakhoury Global handles the transnational movement of people around the world. The firm focuses primarily on business-based employment immigration for a variety of industries such as Information Technology, Banking, Engineering and Retail. Fakhoury Global has an outstanding approval rating and has successfully filed work permit petitions in countries on every continent. Ms. Saleh has extensive experience in human resources, consulting and business process redesign. After obtaining her Masters in Business Administration, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant where she focused on lean business processes and profit maximization for retail and consumer packaged good clients. Ms. Saleh also spent 5 years working for a large, Tier 1 global automotive supplier where she spearheaded efforts to reduce the Company’s global IT budget by $100 million on an annual basis. She earned her Six Sigma Green Belt and has used the Green Belt tools and methodologies to create a unique and lean business model for global immigration services.
Seth Dalfen A founding partner of the firm, Seth Dalfen practices Immigration law, specializing in the relocation to Canada of executives, businesspeople and skilled professionals. Seth represents businesses, individuals and community organizations in a variety of immigration-related matters, including temporary employment authorization, permanent residence applications, family reunification, overcoming inadmissibility to Canada, and humanitarian and compassionate situations. Seth is fluent in English and French.
Matthew Morse is a partner at Fakhoury Law Group and has been an immigration attorney for twelve years, focusing on employment-based and family-based immigration law issues. He has extensive experience with H, L, TN, O, K, B visas, as well as with Labor Certifications, Visa Processing, Adjustment of Status, and healthcare worker immigration issues. Mr. Morse also has profound proficiency with Extraordinary Ability Alien cases, National Interest Waiver physician petitions, Outstanding Professor/ Researcher petitions, Advance Degreed Professionals cases, Multinational Managers and Executives cases, and Naturalization law issues. Prior to practicing Immigration law, Mr. Morse practiced Gaming and Real Property Law, as well as Contract Law in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Morse held internships with the Michigan Attorney General's Office, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
Pia Henseler has been advising individual and corporate clients for over five years on their immigration-options to South Africa. The majority of her clients are corporates who have an existing business in South Africa and are battling to find the right skills from within the local labour market. With the help of Pia's advice they are recruiting foreign experts to fill the positions. Other corporates are setting up a new business or branch in South Africa and require Pia's network of expertise to set up the operations, make sure that they comply with all relevant local legislation and transfer existing staff to the new South African site once that is up and running.
George Lwande (an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Patent Agent) is a Partner at Wanam Sale Advocates, Kenya, a Kenyan law firm dealing in Intellectual Property, Immigration and Commercial Law and Specialised Litigation. A graduate of the University of Nairobi, he has been in practice since 2003 in Commercial, IP and Immigration Law with a bias to Intellectual Property and Immigration Law. In respect of Immigration Law he has extensive experience in Kenyan Immigration Law and has consulted widely to individuals and corporations traveling and setting up in Kenya.
Marco Mazzeschi founder of the firm Mazzeschi, is one of the leading corporate immigration lawyers in Italy. Mr. Mazzeschi is admitted to the Milan Bar Association since1988, is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Fiona Mougenot a British national, has lived and worked in France for over 25 years, during which time she has developed a deep understanding of French culture and business practices. Her professional experiences, in the areas of marketing, tax and international human resources consulting, have been with multi-national companies such as IBM, TRW, Barclays and KPMG LLP. As a result of her consulting experience, Fiona has built a network of relationships with members of the French public administration, and she has sharpened her knowledge of the immigration process and requirements in France. Through her own personal experience, and her experience helping many international assignees who have come to live and work in France, Fiona fully understands the difficulties that face an expatriate arriving in France for an assignment. Tapping into this unfulfilled need in today's marketplace has led her to develop services to assist international companies - and expatriates themselves - with their immigration applications, ensuring rapid turnaround. She founded Expat Partners in 2003 to provide full immigration services to the Global Mobility Directors seeking assistance.
Daniel Seco is the Client Service Manager at Human Entrance AB with more than 13 years’ experience in immigration and relocation matters. He started working in the relocation and immigration industry in Japan and later on in Sweden where he joined Human Entrance in 2003. Since 2004, he is the Manager of the Immigration Service department at Human Entrance AB serving more than 160 corporate clients on all aspects of Swedish immigration.
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