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Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs

November 27, 2012
Audio Seminar

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Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on November 27, 2012, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time

The immigration system provides a unique set of hurdles to foreign investors, entrepreneurs, and new companies that are looking to utilize the services of foreign nationals. This seminar will cover immigration options for founders and key employees looking to grow companies in the United States, and talk about some of the issues foreign entrepreneurs face in obtaining an appropriate visa. The panel will provide tips handling some of the issues that are unique to start-up organizations, founders, and their employees.

  • Overview of Trends and the August 2011 Statements Regarding Entrepreneurs
  • Financial Issues Impacting Entrepreneurs: Ability to Pay, Prevailing Wages and Documentation Problems with a Dash of Corporate Finance
  • NIV Options for Entrepreneurs: H-1B, L-1, E, O-1
  • Permanent Residence Options for Entrepreneurs: EB-1, NIW, PERM, EB-5
  • Issues Specific to New/Small Businesses, Including Proving Existence and Showing Need for the Non-Immigrant Worker


Michael P. Nowlan (dl), AILA Business Immigration Committee, Detroit, MI
Michael P. Nowlan is a member and Immigration Practice Group co-leader with Clark Hill PLC in Detroit. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He is the current chair of the AILA Business Committee, and was chair of the AILA Michigan Chapter Chair from 2007–09.He has lectured extensively on immigration matters and has published several articles for AILA and Matthew Bender (Lexis).

Laura A. Edgerton, Raleigh, NC
Laura A. Edgerton is the founder of Edgerton Immigration Law, based in Raleigh, NC. She is a former chair of the AILA Carolinas Chapter and a former chair of AILA's Young Lawyers Division. She has practiced immigration law for more than 15 years, and focuses her practice on business immigration issues. She is a frequent lecturer on immigration topics at local and national conferences, and has also served as an AILA mentor for many years.

Jeanne M. Malitz, AILA Department of Labor Liaison Committee, San Diego, CA
Jeanne M. Malitz focuses on employment-based immigration matters with an emphasis on permanent and temporary alien labor certification matters. Ms. Malitz is a member of the Department of Labor Liaison Committee, past chair of the AILA H-2 Committee, past member of the California Service Center Liaison Committee and General Counsel Committee. She was the San Diego Chapter chair and program chair for the AILA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The "Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the times noted below:

2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 11/26/12.

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