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Options For The Wealthy Client

Speakers: H. Ronald Klasko, Maurice Berez (USCIS), Kevin Cummings (USCIS), Andy Dalal (USCIS), Elise Fialkowski, Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Carolyn Lee, Angelo Paparelli, And William A. Stock

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers from participants.


FIRST Phone Session on May 22: Options for the Entrepreneur

  • Advantages/disadvantages of E-2
  • Advantages/disadvantages of H-1B
  • Advantages/disadvantages of L-1
  • Advantages/disadvantages of EB-5 individual investment
  • Advantages/disadvantages of EB-5 regional center investment
  • EB-5 Ethical/malpractice issues

SECOND Phone Session on June 12: EB-5 and E-2 Issues

  • Comparing EB-5 and E-2
    • Amount of investment
    • Type of investment
    • Employment creation
    • Source of funds
    • Involvement of investor
    • Risk
    • Timing
  • Comparing regional center and individual EB-5 investment
  • EB-5 litigation issues

THIRD Phone Session on July 10: EB-5 Regional Centers

  • Clients for whom regional center is best option
  • Choosing between regional centers
  • Legislative issues
    • Renewal of regional center pilot program
    • Pipeline cases
  • Government perspective
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H. Ronald Klasko (Discussion Leader) is a founding partner of Klasko, Rulon, Stock and Seltzer, LLP. He has been practicing immigration law since 1978. Ron is a former national President and three-term General Counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. He is a frequent lecturer and prolific author on immigration law topics, and is one of only two immigration lawyers ever honored with the Founders Award, bestowed on the individual or group who has the most important impact on immigration law.

Morrie R. Berez currently is Chief of the USCIS Foreign Trader, Investor & Regional Center Program. His portfolio covers EB-1/2/3 immigrant workers, EB-5 immigrant investors, E-1/2 nonimmigrant traders and investors, and immigration issues relating to international commerce and trade, and Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Morrie started at legacy INS in 1983. Prior to INS he did special investigations for Congress through the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigating insurance fraud by medical providers, fraud and price fixing by funeral homes and cemetaries, and government procurement fraud. He also worked at the Energy Department, investigating Electric Utilities to identify and deter illegal rate fixing and price gauging in the electric power industry. Prior to Federal Government, he was a law enforcement officer with the Multnomah County (Oregon) Sheriff's Department. Upon graduation from College Morrie served in the Peace Corps in Nigeria, West Africa for 2 years. Morrie did his graduate studies at Ohio University and Duquesne University, completing a Master's program in African Studies and Government, with a minor in linguistics. Morrie has a love of cinema, skiing, crafting pottery, ethnic foods, and intense political discourse. He is married and the father of 3. Two of his kids so far have finished college and are "off the payroll", while his 3rd child is into extreme white water kayaking, snowboarding and rock climbing and is in his final year at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Kevin Cummings is Chief of the USCIS Business and Trade Branch within Service Center Operations.

Andy Dalal is Attorney at the Office of Chief Council in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Elise Fialkowski is a partner of Klasko, Rulon, Stock and Seltzer, LLP. Ms. Fialkowski regularly assists U.S. and international corporate clients who seek to hire or transfer foreign employees as well as foreign individuals seeking employment in the United States as health care professionals, executives, managers, and scientists. She also has particular expertise in advising employers with regard to compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act including I-9 Employment Eligibility verification and worksite enforcement issues. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Elise serves on the Executive Committee of its Philadelphia Chapter.

Tammy Fox-Isicoff is a graduate cum laude of the University of Miami School of Law. She joined the U.S. Department of Justice in 1983 as a trial attorney with INS and went on to serve as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for Immigration in the Southern District of Florida. She entered private practice in 1988, focusing on immigration. She has earned an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. Ms. Fox-Isicoff is a past president of the South Florida chapter of AILA and currently serves on the national Board of Governors of AILA. She has chaired numerous committees at the AILA national level including the Media, Congressional and Bar Association Committees. Ms. Fox-Isicoff is the recipient of several presidential awards from AILA for her advocacy of immigrants. She has also been selected to represent AILA to the American Bar Association's Immigration Coordinating Committee and is a member of the Florida Bar's Certification Committee in Immigration and Nationality Law. She has served as a legal expert on immigration law for various news sources and has appeared on "NBC Today" and "The CBS Morning Show" on a number of occasions. Ms. Fox-Isicoff has published numerous articles on immigration topics and is a frequent local and national lecturer. Listed in the Best Lawyers in America and in South Florida Legal Guide as one of the top lawyers in South Florida, Ms. Fox-Isicoff is widely recognized as a national expert on all areas of immigration.

Carolyn S. Lee is a Partner at Miller Mayer LLP. She graduated cum laude from Williams College in 1993 and received her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1999 where she graduated with a specialization in International Legal Affairs. Carolyn's practice focuses on EB-5 investors, academics, foreign medical graduates, and increasingly, artists. She was the moderator at a recent AILA EB-5 Teleconference entitled "New Developments in EB-5s" (October 25, 2007) and also was a presenter on EB-5 issues at an workshop entitled "Solving Complex Immigration Challenges While Super-Charging Your Career and Your Law Firm" (March 30, 2007). Carolyn is also co-author with Stephen Yale-Loehr on the comprehensive EB-5 article entitled "EB-5 Immigrant Investors" published annually in the AILA Handbook and is also the author of "Ethical and Practical Considerations in EB-5 Representation" first appearing on

Angelo Paparelli is the Managing Partner of Paparelli & Partners LLP, an immigration-law specialty firm with offices in NY, NY and Irvine, CA. He serves as President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a global network of 29 immigration law firms vetted for practice excellence and client service. Named the world's leading corporate immigration lawyer (2005 & 2006, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers) and a first-tier business immigration lawyer (2008, Chambers USA). Paparelli co-authors the New York Law Journal's "Immigration" column, writes a blog, and serves as an expert witness/consultant on immigration legal issues to law firms and businesses.

William A. Stock is a founding partner of Klasko, Rulon, Stock and Seltzer, LLP. Mr. Stock was the recipient of AILA's Joseph Minsky Award for outstanding accomplishments in immigration law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is a Senior Editor of AILA's annual Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, and is co-author of the "J Visa Guidebook" from Matthew Bender. Bill has served on the board of governors of AILA and currently serves as the Chapter Chair of AILA's Philadelphia Chapter. He is an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University School of Law.


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