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"Invest, Build And Digitize: Immigration Law Opportunities In The Venture-Capital, Manufacturing And Information-Technology Sectors Of The U.S. Economy"

Speakers: Angelo Paparelli, John Brendel, David Cook,
Tien-Li Loke Walsh, Julie Pearl, Steven Roby,
Lincoln Stone and Alan Tafapolsky

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips by Angelo Paparelli, John Brendel, David Cook, Tien-Li Loke Walsh, Julie Pearl, Steven Roby, Lincoln Stone and Alan Tafapolsky, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers from participants.


The media and the Web are awash these days with reports on the jobless recovery and the harm to the U.S. economy caused by the export of manufacturing and white-collar jobs abroad. A few quieter voices continue to champion the old-fashioned values of employment-based immigration and the need to adopt enlightened government policies that help promote innovation, build new industries and create jobs for American workers. While the pundits pontificate and Congress temporizes, immigration lawyers have no time to await developments. They must act now and continue to develop ever-more thoughtful strategies that utilize current provisions of the immigration laws as legitimate vehicles for employers to sponsor bright, talented and hard-working foreign nationals to fill critically important slots in American industries. In response to this need, we present a three-part national teleconference focusing on three of the most important sectors of the U.S. economy: Venture Capital and Investment; Manufacturing; and Information Technology. Moderated by nationally-renowned business immigration lawyer, Angelo A. Paparelli, the teleconference will feature leading immigration practitioners with several years of real-world experience in serving these industry sectors.

FIRST Phone Session on October 30:

Focus on Manufacturing Industry Employers and Occupations

  • Selecting the Best Immigration Options for Joint Ventures and Collaborations
  • Identifying Creative approaches to Allow Secondments of Executives, Managers and Specialists
  • Brainstorming on Current Issues and Solutions for E, H-1B and L-1 Aliens in Manufacturing Occupations
  • Choosing Strategies for Employment-Based Immigrants in Manufacturing
  • Identifying Solutions for Engineers, Blue-Collar Workers, Trainees and Business Visitors
  • Using Case Study Examples: Immigration Opportunities for Automotive Importers, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers.

SECOND Phone Session on November 5:

Focus on Employers and Occupations in Investments and the Venture-Capital Industry

  • Using the B-1, WB and Other, More Untraditional Nonimmigrant Options to Establish the U.S. Enterprise
  • Selecting the Best Approach: E-1, E-2, L-1, H-1B and O-1 options for Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Global Companies
  • Dare We Try? - Examining EB-5 Employment-Creation Investment Options
  • Addressing and Resolving Ability-to-Pay Challenges for New Businesses
  • Developing a Bullet-Proof Business Plan
  • Representing the Venture Capitalist, the Investment Syndicate or the Joint Venture
  • Transitioning the Entrepreneur to Green-Card Status Despite Matter of Modular Container Systems, 89-INA-228 (BALCA July 16, 1991) and Obstacles in the Forthcoming PERM Rule
  • Deploying Best Practices for Jobs in the Financial-Services Industry

THIRD Phone Session on December 4:

Focus on Employers and Occupations in the Information-Technology Industry

  • Establishing Immigration Eligibility for Evolving and Never-Before IT Occupations
  • Helping Aliens with No Degrees and Degree-Mismatches Move into IT
  • Identifying Tips for the Smart-Set in this year's H-1B "Race for the Numbers"
  • Defending Against BICE and DOL/WHD Investigations in the IT Industry
  • Using H-1B and AOS Portability in the Ongoing IT Job-Hopping Escapades
  • Remaking Love Story: Seventh-Year Strategies and Beyond ("Love is Never Having to Say Goodbye")
  • Managing Expectations and Speeding-Up the Processing of Visa Applications and Visa Screening for Country-of-Concern Aliens and Workers with Technology-Alert-List Problems

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Angelo A. Paparelli certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, has been practising business-sponsored immigration law for over 20 years. He is a nationally recognized speaker, published author and leading expert on cutting-edge business-related immigration issues, including the immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations and other business changes, consular visa practice, audits of employers' compliance with immigration regulations, and work visas for executives and professionals. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Paparelli served as co-Chairman of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on International Law and Practice. He also served from 1988 to 1994 as an elected member of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is named in the 1990-2004 editions of Best Lawyers in America under category of Immigration Law. Mr. Paparelli received the President's Award at the June, 2001 AILA Annual Conference for his contributions to the association in liaison with the Immigration and Naturalization Service on the immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions and other forms of entity restructuring. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A., 1971) and Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 1976).

John S. Brendel with more than 20 years’ experience, Mr. Brendel focuses his practice on business immigration law and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America and An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. He lectures frequently on immigration-related topics at International Bar Association, Information Technology Association of America, American Immigration Lawyers Association and American Council on International Personnel conferences.

David W. Cook a partner of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, has over a decade of experience representing businesses and individuals in all areas of immigration, nationality and naturalization law and in general corporate matters. This representation includes the preparation of nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) visa petitions and applications. His representation also includes consular processing and presentations to U.S. consular posts and legal advice and counsel regarding travel abroad by U.S. Citizens. Mr. Cook has extensive experience in obtaining visas for personnel of foreign multinational corporations with U.S. operations and domestic companies. He has established corporate guidelines for monitoring the visa status of foreign nationals working for U.S. corporations. Mr. Cook has assisted in obtaining Japanese, Canadian, Mexican and other third country visas for U.S. and non-U.S. individuals traveling for short and long term business assignments. Mr. Cook has represented successfully foreign clients before the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Consulates abroad who have faced temporary visa denials or exclusion from the U.S. Mr. Cook was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November, 1988. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Cook is included in the Best Lawyers Consumer Guide.

Tien-Li Loke Walsh is a senior attorney with the Law Offices of Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, PLC. and practices exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. She currently serves on the AILA/DOS Liaison Committee and previously served on the AILA/CSC Liaison Committee. She has published extensively and spoken at numerous conferences. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, Australia and received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Julie Pearl has served as Co-Chair and Faculty of the Business Immigration Institute as well as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's Immigration Subcommittee. She has been invited by government agencies to lead several Corporate Day tours and training sessions for legal and HR professionals from over 100 companies. Ms. Pearl has also spoken on immigration topics for dozens of human resources, legal, and business organizations. Her awards include an American Jurisprudence Award in Negotiation, a Rotary International Graduate Fellowship Award and the American Bar Association's Client Counseling Competition (where she ranked #2 in the U.S.). She is a biographee in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who of American Women.

Steven B. Roby a native of Detroit, Michigan, emphasizes the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College majoring in Philosophy and English and a Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Detroit. Currently he is admitted as an attorney in the State of Michigan and the District of Columbia. He is authorized to practice law before two U.S. District Courts in Michigan; the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio; and the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Mr. Roby has argued cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service) and the Board of Appellate Review (U.S. State Department). He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and he enjoys speaking and lecturing in public fora about U.S. Immigration subjects from time to time. He has written several articles on immigration law for local legal and news publications. Mr. Roby offers knowledge and experience in immigration and nationality matters and is proud to represent a diverse business clientele in a broad range of administrative immigration, citizenship and naturalization cases.His clients include major companies in the automotive industry from research and design to engineering to one of the “Big Three” manufacturers.

Lincoln L. Stone is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law, by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and California. Mr. Stone holds a business degree from Loyola Marymount University and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is Chairman of the Investors Committee. Mr. Stone's publications include: Immigrant Investment in Local Clusters, Interpreter Releases (June 16 and July 14, 2003).

Alan Tafapolsky co-founded Tafapolsky & Smith after more than seven years of experience as an immigration attorney specializing in business immigration law. Prior to establishing Tafapolsky & Smith, Mr. Tafapolsky worked for five years as a Senior Immigration Associate in the law firm of Cooley Godward LLP in San Francisco, where he represented emerging growth companies and multinational corporations in the field of immigration law. Before relocating to California, Mr. Tafapolsky practiced immigration law at the firm of Carliner & Remes LLP in Washington, D.C. He has post-baccalaureate degrees in Law, Employment Law, and Law and Diplomacy gained from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Georgetown University, and Tufts University Fletcher School of Law Diplomacy, respectively. Mr. Tafapolsky also possesses a Certification in Dispute Resolution from the Harvard Program on Negotiation. He is admitted to practice in five states, including California, and is a noted author in the field of business immigration law.

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