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Corporate Reorganizations: Avoiding Disruptive Immigration Consequences

May 21, 2020
Web Seminar

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Presented 5/21/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-05-21

Corporate reorganizations, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, foreign office closures, etc., carry with them both due diligence issues, as well as both nonimmigrant and immigrant visa assessments. How immigration counsel responds—and whether negative immigration consequences will result—may depend on when immigration counsel is informed of a reorganization. Our panel of experts will discuss due diligence obligations both before and after closing, and they will address whether potentially negative immigration consequences may be avoided or corrected.

Featured Topics

  • How Does the Transaction Format (e.g., Merger/Spin-Off/Reverse Merger/Asset Sale, etc.) Affect the Qualifying Bases of the Existing Nonimmigrant Visa Statuses?
    • Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Issues When the Transaction Is Known Ahead of Time vs. After the Fact
  • Compliance Due Diligence Issues
    • What Is the New Standard to Determine If an Applicant for Admission Is Inadmissible as a “Public Charge?” To Whom Does It Apply, and Who Is Exempt?
    • Are the Nonimmigrant Foreign Nationals in Compliance with Terms and Conditions of Visas and Petitions?
    • H Dependency Concerns

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Priscilla H. Muhlenkamp (DL), Washington, DC

Priscilla H. Muhlenkamp is a partner with Fragomen’s Washington D.C. office where she advises multinational corporations on Employment-Related immigration issues, focusing on strategic immigration planning and regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of industries including information technology, management consulting, energy, Non-Profit, telecommunications and consumer goods involving all major Employment-Based temporary and permanent visa categories. Priscilla is currently focused on complex, high volume immigration programs and associated compliance in the IT consulting space.

Shavit Yarden, New York, NY

Shavit Yarden is the founder of Yarden Law Group – a New York City Immigration law practice. He is a professor and the Program Director of CUNY SPS immigration law studies. Prior to immigration, he practiced corporate, tax and business law in the U.S. and abroad. He is licensed in New York. He earned an LL.M from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an LL.B. and B.A (Economics) from Haifa University.

Nicholas J. Coenen, Chicago, IL

Nicholas J. Coenen is an associate attorney with Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. His areas of expertise include a broad spectrum of Non-Immigrant visas and both family and Employment-Based permanent residency processing. Nicholas is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including regularly serving as an invited speaker at AILA meetings, conferences, and webinars.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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The Corporate Reorganizations: Avoiding Disruptive Immigration Consequences web seminar takes place Thursday, May 21, 2020, 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 May 20, 2020.

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