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Investor Visas Workshop
Vancouver, BC: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Pan Pacific Vancouver
Speakers: Lincoln Stone, David Andersson, Edward J. Carroll, Steve Fischel, Linda Lau, Angelo Paparelli, and Leon Wildes


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This is an all-day, (8:30 am to 5 pm), comprehensive workshop. Considerable time will be devoted to back and forth and the seating is limited to the first 50 registrants to give participants ample opportunity to have their critical questions answered. Walk-in Registration Accepted. MCLE Credits Available For Many States.


Continental Breakfast and Handouts Provided
Session 1: The EB-5 category
  • Basic Eligibility for the I-526 petition
  • Thorny Issues in preparing the I-526 petition
  • Practice Pointers for the I-526 petition
15 min. break: Refreshments provided10:30am-10:45am
Session 2: Beyond the Initial Petition
  • EB-5 case processing problems and issues
  • The I-829 petition
  • Regional center designation and oversight
Lunch Program:
Includes Lunch and Presentation
Session 3: Liability Considerations
  • Overview of active regional centers
  • Due diligence
  • Professional responsibility standards
15 min. break: Refreshments provided3:15pm-3:30pm
Session 4: EB-5 and Investments
  • Business and securities law issues
  • Financial advisors and advice regarding investment
  • Best practices on limiting risks


Lincoln Stone (Discussion Leader) is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, and he serves on the State Barís Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission. Following his clerkship with a federal court judge, Mr. Stone started his career in immigration law in 1987 as an attorney with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Mr. Stone drafted key immigrant investor legislation enacted by Congress. Practicing lawyers, government officials, national media and the U.S. Congress Government Accountability Office have relied on his expertise in the field of investor immigration. Mr. Stone is a frequent speaker before local, state and national bar associations. He has published numerous practitioner-focused articles in immigration law journals, and he is Editor in Chief of Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs. Mr. Stone served five years as Chair of the Investor Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and he presently serves as Chair of AILAís National Pro Bono Committee.

David Andersson specializes in U.S. Business Immigration law and has over 10 years of legal experience in a wide variety of Japanese, Canadian and American cross-border transactional matters. He maintains offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and in Osaka, Japan. He speaks, reads and writes Japanese fluently. Mr. Andersson is a member of the British Columbia Bar in Canada and of the Washington State Bar in the U.S.A. In addition, he has completed practicums in Japanese Corporate and Commercial Law at the University of Osaka in Japan. He has represented clients before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada, the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board and the United States District Court. Mr. Andersson serves as the President of PACE ≠ the Pacific Corridor Enterprise Council, an organization concerned with trade and cross border mobility issues.

Edward J. Carroll is a graduate of S.U.N.Y.-Binghamton (B.A. 1966) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1969) and was admitted to the Bar in N.Y.S. in 1969 and in Vermont in 1974. Articles authored by Mr. Carroll have appeared in publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Vermont Bar Association and in Canadian publications. Mr. Carroll has served the American Immigration Lawyers Association as a member of the Permanent Immigration Policy Committee, the Investor (EB-5) Committee and the Border Security Issues Committee, the Admissions & Interior Enforcement Committee and as Co-Chair of the Liaison Committee to the Vermont Service Center. He has also been liaison to CIS, CBP and DOL offices in Vermont for AILA's New England Chapter. He was Vice-Chair, of the ABA Immigration Law Committee, General Practice Section, 1994 - 2001. Mr. Carroll is a frequent presenter on U.S. immigration law to legal and business groups in the U.S. and Canada and at AILA conferences. He has taught immigration law to INS employees at the Vermont Service Center. He has been a commentator for radio and television on immigration issues. Mr. Carroll is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Stephen Fischel, a graduate of University of Santa Clara Law School, commenced his government career in January 1974 with the Passport Office, U.S. Department of State, adjudicating citizenship cases. He transferred in 1975 to the Visa Office, also, of the Bureau of Consular Affairs at State where he served in several capacities until he became the Director of the Office of Legislation, Regulations, and Advisory Assistance. As the primary advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs on all visa related legal matters, including immigration policy, he oversaw the Advisory Opinions Division, the Legislation and Regulations Division, the Coordination Division controlling security advisory opinions, and the Waiver Review Division. Over his 31 _ year career, Stephen has received many Superior Honor Awards for his performance including the Secretary of Stateís Award upon retirement. He was rewarded for his performance for creating facilitative visa processing for the Atlanta Olympics with the Hammer Award.

Linda Lau received her B.A. degree from University of California at Berkeley and M.S. degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law. Linda's practice includes all aspects of immigration and nationality law and related family and business law matters. Linda has represented hundreds of businesses from sole proprietorships to major multinational organizations as well as individuals. She provides representation to companies, both domestic and international, in immigration law matters. She represents companies in connection with the transfer and employment of executives, managers and professionals on both a temporary and permanent basis in compliance with the employer sanctions laws. Linda advises companies and individuals about the significant new business-related immigration statutory and regulatory provisions. She structures immigrant investor projects for U.S. companies and assist investors with their immigrant investor petitions for the purpose of obtaining U.S. permanent residency.

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.

Leon Wildes, the founder of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., serves as Senior Partner. Holding J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he teaches immigration law. He regularly publishes scholarly articles in the field and lectures widely to both immigration lawyers and lawyers in general practice, and has practiced in the field for forty-five years. A recognized authority in his field, he served as National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has testified before the United States Congress as an expert in immigration matters. Awarded the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Immigration Law, he is best known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in deportation proceedings spanning a five year period.


The Pan Pacific Vancouver is perfectly situated atop the magnificent Canada Place complex on Vancouver's dramatic waterfront - offering panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Coastal Mountains. Sharing Canada Place is the spacious Vancouver Conference & Exhibition Centre, the World Trade Centre office complex and Vancouver's Alaska cruise ship facility. Just steps away are Vancouver's downtown, business district and entertainment centres.


Material included in the registration price is Immigration Options For Investors and Entrepreneurs edited by Lincoln Stone


50% discount to attorneys working for a non-profit organization
50% discount to any attorney employed by any government agency
50% discount to an attorney that is unemployed

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Vancouver, BC: June 25, 2008 - 8:30am to 5pm.
Includes continental breakfast, sit-down lunch & coffee breaks.


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Disclaimer: participation in this workshop does not create an attorney-client relationship with the speakers